Former Titan Golfer Dies

June 20, 2011

Santa Cruz, Calif. - Mike Campbell, a former Cal State Fullerton golfer and long-time volunteer worker in the Titans' equipment room, passed away Saturday (June 18) in a hospital near his home in his native Santa Cruz. He was 53 years old when he succumbed to kidney failure after a long battle with colon cancer.

The former La Habra resident and physical education major attended Troy High School in Fullerton and played two years of golf at Fullerton College, where he was selected South Coast Conference Golfer of the Year in 1980. He transferred to Cal State for the 1981 and 1982 seasons under Head Coach Jim Howe and was one of the Top 10 golfers in the Pacific Coast Athletic Association as a senior.

Campbell later worked at football, basketball and baseball games for Equipment Manager Cliff Hatter. Even after he relocated to northern California to work for the gas company he would return to help out at special events, particularly baseball tournaments.

Campbell is survived by his parents, Malcom and Ann, of Aptos, California, as well as a brother, Larry, and a sister, Lori. He will be cremated and there will be no services.

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