Jan. 29, 2009
Fullerton, Calif. - Remember the Titans.
Remember the Football Titans.
That's the theme of a reunion of former Titan football players, coaches and support staff scheduled for Saturday, March 7, at Titan Stadium. The event begins at 1 p.m. and will feature speakers such as former NFL Head Coach Steve Mariucci, current Director of Athletics Brian Quinn and former Titan Football Coach (1980-92) Gene Murphy.
The cost of the event is \$5. For an additional \$5, participants may stay for the 3. p.m. Homecoming Tailgate and 5 p.m. men's basketball game against UC Irvine. The price includes a ticket to the game.
Former players who did not receive an invitation in the mail are encouraged to contact Kellie Cox, marketing and spirit squad coordinator, at (714) 278-7016 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Following is a link to an RSVP form.
Fullerton fielded a Div. II football team from 1970 through 1974 which compiled a combined record of 31-23-1. The program moved up to Div. I status in 1975 and enjoyed its best success in the 1980s under Coach Murphy. Fullerton won Pacific Coast Athletic Association titles in 1983 and 1984 and finished second in four of the next five seasons. The team played in a variety of "home" stadiums before the current facility was erected in 1992. After four home games, the program was dropped due to a severe state financial problem.
Two-time Super Bowl champion cornerback Mark Collins (New York Giants) was the most successful NFL player to come out of Fullerton. Former Titans hold or held the career passing (Damon Allen), rushing (Mike Pringle) and receiving (Allen Pitts) records of the Canadian Football League.
Fullerton also was a great incubator for coaches. Mariucci began his career as the quarterbacks coach at Fullerton in 1980. New Oakland Raiders Head Coach Tom Cable was a graduate assistant at Fullerton in 1990. New Army Head Coach Rich Ellerson was on Murphy's original staff and there are numerous coordinators in the NFL and BCS college programs with Fullerton ties.