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The Long Beach State 49ers
Long Beach State 49ers
football team represented California State University, Long Beach from the 1955 through 1991 seasons. The 49ers originally competed as an Independent before joining the California Collegiate Athletic Association in 1958. By the 1969 season, the 49ers would join the Pacific Coast Athletic Association
Pacific Coast Athletic Association
(now the Big West) as a founding member, where they remained until the program was suspended following the 1991 season. Long Beach played its home games at multiple stadiums throughout their history with the most recent being Veterans Memorial Stadium, in Long Beach, California. During their 37 years of competition, the 49ers compiled an all-time record of 199 wins, 183 losses and 4 ties. Three members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame were associated with the program during its otherwise forgettable last two years of existence, i.e., head coaches George Allen and Willie Brown, as well as running back Terrell Davis.

Contents

1 History 2 Conference championships 3 Bring Back 49er Football 4 Head coaches 5 Seasons 6 References

History[edit] The Long Beach State football team traces its roots to 1955 when looking to capitalize on the boosters for both USC and UCLA who resided in Long Beach, the 49ers program was established.[2] The program would see modest success, culminating with conference titles following both the 1970 and 1971 seasons, including the 49ers lone bowl, the 1970 Pasadena Bowl. Between the 1977 and 1982 seasons, Long Beach played the majority of their home games at Anaheim Stadium
Anaheim Stadium
prior to moving back to Veterans Memorial Stadium for the 1983 season.[3] The 49ers would again win the PCAA championship following the 1980 season. Before the 1990 season, the legendary George Allen came out of retirement to coach the 49ers. Allen led the team to an undefeated home schedule, although the overall won-loss record was 6-5. He recruited another future member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a running back from San Diego Lincoln High named Terrell Davis. Allen passed away on December 31, 1990, leaving the future of the program in doubt.[4] The program continued for one more season, under rookie head coach Willie Brown, a former NFL star who like Allen and Davis is now a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The team went 2-9 in its last season. On December 10, 1991, University President Curtis McCray announced the 49ers football program would be disbanded immediately.[5] The decision to disband the football team was prompted by financial shortfalls resulting from California's budget crisis, coupled with increased costs of operating the program and declining fan support.[5] Although the 49ers have not played a game since 1991, Long Beach is still the NCAA record holder in several categories. These records include: the most passes caught by a running back for both a single game and season with 18 and 99 respectively by Mark Templeton, during the 1986 season,[6] and leading the nation in total offense with an average of 326.8 yards per game for the 1982 season.[7] Conference championships[edit] Long Beach won three conference championships during their tenure as a program, two outright and one shared.

Season Conference Coach Overall Record Conference Record

1970† Pacific Coast Athletic Association Jim Stangeland 9–2–1 5–1

1971 Pacific Coast Athletic Association Jim Stangeland 8–4 5–1

1980 Pacific Coast Athletic Association Dave Currey 8–3 5–0

† denotes co-champion Bring Back 49er Football[edit] Student Efforts to revive a Division 1AA Football program began in April 2008 at CSULB. Jason Aula, Courtney Day, and Chris O'Brien were the student leaders that lead the campaign until the referendum that took place in March 2011. Bring Back 49er Football gathered 2,200 signatures well over the 5% needed to legally warrant a campus wide vote according to the ASI constitution. The signatures were submitted to the CSULB Dean of Students in December 2010. Thereafter the Dean of Students notified the ASI Executive Director that in fact a referendum would have to take place. The Referendum took place March 21-March 24 online, only current CSULB students were able to cast a vote on this matter. 3084 people voted total with 52% of the student body voting "no" and 48% voting "yes".[citation needed] Head coaches[edit] Main article: List of Long Beach State 49ers
Long Beach State 49ers
head football coaches Long Beach had 9 head coaches through 36 years of play, with a total record of 199–183–4 (.520).

Tenure Coach Seasons Record Pct.

1955–1957 Mike DeLotto 3 13–10 .565

1958–1968 Don Reed 11 57–47–2 .547

1969–1973 Jim Stangeland 5 31–24–2 .561

1974–1976 Wayne Howard 3 23–10 .697

1977–1983 Dave Currey 7 40–36 .526

1984–1986 Mike Sheppard 3 16–18 .471

1987–1989 Larry Reisbig 3 11–24 .314

1990 George Allen 1 6–5 .545

1991 Willie Brown 1 2–9 .182

Seasons[edit]

Conference Champions * Bowl game berth ^

Season Head coach Conference Season results Bowl result

Conference finish Wins Losses Ties

Long Beach State 49ers

1955 Mike DeLotto Independent — 5 2 0 —

1956 Independent — 5 3 0 —

1957 Independent — 3 5 0 —

1958 Don Reed California Collegiate Athletic Association — 2 6 1 —

1959 California Collegiate Athletic Association — 4 5 0 —

1960 California Collegiate Athletic Association — 5 3 1 —

1961 California Collegiate Athletic Association — 5 5 0 —

1962 California Collegiate Athletic Association — 5 5 0 —

1963 California Collegiate Athletic Association — 5 5 0 —

1964 California Collegiate Athletic Association — 8 2 0 —

1965 California Collegiate Athletic Association — 9 1 0 —

1966 California Collegiate Athletic Association — 6 3 0 —

1967 California Collegiate Athletic Association — 5 5 0 —

1968 California Collegiate Athletic Association — 3 7 0 —

1969 Jim Stangeland Pacific Coast Athletic Association — 8 3 0 —

1970 * Pacific Coast Athletic Association — 9 2 1 Tie 1970 Pasadena Bowl against Louisville Cardinals, 24–24 ^

1971 * Pacific Coast Athletic Association — 8 4 0 —

1972 Pacific Coast Athletic Association — 5 6 0 —

1973 Pacific Coast Athletic Association — 1 9 1 —

1974 Wayne Howard Pacific Coast Athletic Association — 6 5 0 —

1975 Pacific Coast Athletic Association — 9 2 0 —

1976 Pacific Coast Athletic Association — 8 3 0 —

1977 Dave Currey Pacific Coast Athletic Association — 4 6 0 —

1978 Pacific Coast Athletic Association — 5 6 0 —

1979 Pacific Coast Athletic Association — 7 4 0 —

1980 * Pacific Coast Athletic Association — 8 3 0 —

1981 Pacific Coast Athletic Association — 2 8 0 —

1982 Pacific Coast Athletic Association — 6 5 0 —

1983 Pacific Coast Athletic Association — 8 4 0 —

1984 Mike Sheppard Pacific Coast Athletic Association — 4 7 0 —

1985 Pacific Coast Athletic Association — 6 6 0 —

1986 Pacific Coast Athletic Association — 6 5 0 —

1987 Larry Reisbig Pacific Coast Athletic Association — 4 7 0 —

1988 Big West Conference — 3 9 0 —

1989 Big West Conference — 4 8 0 —

1990 George Allen Big West Conference — 6 5 0 —

1991 Willie Brown Big West Conference — 2 9 0 —

Total 198 183 4 (only includes regular season games)

0 0 1 (only includes bowl games)

199 183 4 (all games)

References:[8]

References[edit]

^ LBSU Style Guide (PDF). Retrieved April 23, 2017.  ^ Keisser, Bob (January 20, 2002). "Program struggled all along to survive". The Long Beach Press-Telegram.  ^ Staff Reports (December 11, 1991). "Looking back at 49er football". The Long Beach Press-Telegram.  ^ Staff Reports (January 10, 1991). "Major challenge faces L.B. State in post-Allen era". The Long Beach Press-Telegram.  ^ a b Woolard, John (December 11, 1991). "Football gets sacked at CSULB". The Long Beach Press-Telegram.  ^ Receiving "Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Records," NCAA, July 2008. p. 17. Accessed 2008-12-28 ^ Annual Offense Champions "Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Records," NCAA, July 2008. p. 63. Accessed 2008-12-28 ^ Cal St.-Long Beach Yearly Totals College Football Data Warehouse, cfbdatawarehouse.com. Accessed December 28, 2008.

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