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San Diego State Aztecs
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UniversitySan Diego State University
ConferenceMountain West Conference
NCAADivision I/FBS
Athletic directorJohn David Wicker
LocationSan Diego, California
Varsity teams19 (6 men's, 13 women's)
Football stadiumSDCCU Stadium
Basketball arenaViejas Arena
Baseball stadiumTony Gwynn Stadium
Softball stadiumSDSU Softball Stadium
Soccer stadiumSDSU Sports Deck
Other arenasAztec Aquaplex
Aztec Lacrosse Field
Aztec Tennis Center
Mission Bay Aquatic Center
Peterson Gymnasium
MascotAztec Warrior
NicknameAztecs
Fight songSDSU Fight Song
ColorsScarlet and Black[1]
         
Websitewww.goaztecs.com
San Diego State University athletics black wordmark logo.png
San Diego State is a member of the Mountain West Conference

The San Diego State Aztecs are the athletic teams that represent San Diego State University (SDSU). San Diego State currently sponsors six men's and thirteen women's sports at the varsity level.

The Aztecs compete in NCAA Division I (FBS for football). Its primary conference is the Mountain West Conference. The women's water polo team participates in the Golden Coast Conference after leaving the Big West Conference in July 2013.[2] The men's soccer team participates as an associate member of the Pac-12 Conference. The women's rowing team is a member of the American Athletic Conference (The American), following moves from the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) to Conference USA (C-USA) in 2013[3] and from C-USA to The American in 2014.[4] San Diego State's football team had intended to move to the Big East Conference beginning in 2013 with the remainder of its current Mountain West sports moving to the Big West, but on January 17 it was reported that all of San Diego State's athletic teams would be readmitted to the Mountain West.[5]

News reports (especially on local radio) often mention "Montezuma Mesa" or "news from the mesa" when discussing San Diego State-related sports events. The San Diego State campus is known as "Montezuma Mesa", as the university is situated on a mesa overlooking Mission Valley and is located at the intersection of Montezuma Road and College Avenue in the city of San Diego.

Sports sponsored[edit]

All varsity teams representing San Diego State participate in the Mountain West Conference for conference play excluding lacrosse in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, men's soccer in the Pac-12 Conference, rowing in the American Athletic Conference, and water polo in the Golden Coast Conference.

Men's varsity sports[edit]

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross country
Football Golf
Golf Lacrosse
Soccer Rowing
Tennis Soccer
Softball
Swimming & diving
Tennis
Track & field
Volleyball
Water Polo
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor.

Baseball[edit]

  • Head Coach: Mark Martinez
  • Stadium: Tony Gwynn Stadium
  • Conference regular season championships: 5 (1986 • 1988 • 1990 • 2002 • 2004)
  • Conference tournament championships: 8 (1990 • 1991 • 2000 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2017 • 2018)
  • NCAA Division I Baseball Championship appearances: 14 (1979 • 1981 • 1982 • 1983 • 1984 • 1986 • 1990 • 1991 • 2009 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2017 • 2018)
See: San Diego State baseball and College baseball

Basketball[edit]

  • Head Coach: Brian Dutcher
  • Arena: Viejas Arena
  • Conference regular season championships: 21 (1923 • 1925 • 1932 • 1934 • 1937 • 1939 • 1941 • 1942 • 1954 • 1957 • 1958 • 1967 • 1968 • 1977 • 1978 • 2006 • 2011 • 2012 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016)
  • Conference tournament championships: 7 (1976 • 1985 • 2002 • 2006 • 2010 • 2011 • 2018)
  • NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament appearances: 12 (1975 • 1976 • 1985 • 2002 • 2006 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2018)

Aztec basketball alumni who became more famous outside the sport include 1930s player Art Linkletter, who went on to an illustrious entertainment career that spanned more than 70 years, and Tony Gwynn, who also played baseball at San Diego State and opted for that sport professionally, ending up in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

In the 2010–2011 Season, the men's team had a phenomenal record of 32–2 to capture a share of the Mountain West Conference title, and winning the Conference Tournament outright for the automatic berth to the 2011 NCAA basketball tournament. The only losses of the regular season were to another top 10 ranked team, BYU, who the Aztecs later beat to win the tournament. They earned a 2nd seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Football[edit]

Interior of SDCCU Stadium (San Diego State football game)

San Diego State University's football team is part of the highest level of American collegiate football, the Football Bowl Subdivision of Division I (which was formerly known as Division I-A). Until the 2010 season, the Aztec football team had not won a bowl game in the past 37 years.[6] In his second year as head coach, Brady Hoke led the team to an 8–4 record in the 2010 regular season and a win in the 2010 Poinsettia Bowl, before accepting the head coaching job at the University of Michigan.

San Diego State athletics have contributed to the National Football League (NFL). Several NFL head coaches were members of the Aztec Football program: - Brian Billick – NFL former head coach of the Baltimore Ravens, He returned to coaching with San Diego State University, serving as the tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator for five seasons (1981–1985). After being named the offensive coordinator of Utah State University, Billick improved the second-worst offense in Division I-A into a top-ten offense in only three seasons (1986–1988). - Don Coryell – former NFL head coach of the San Diego Chargers, former Aztec head coach. - Herman Edwards – former NFL head coach of the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs, former Aztec and Philadelphia Eagles player. Fondly remembered for the "Miracle in the Meadowlands" play against the rival New York Giants. - John Fox – former NFL head coach of the Carolina Panthers, former Aztec player. - Joe GibbsHall of Fame NFL head coach of the Washington Redskins, NASCAR team owner, former Aztec player and assistant coach. - John MaddenHall of Fame AFL/NFL head coach of the Oakland Raiders, former Aztec assistant coach. - Ted Tollner – former NFL offensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers and San Diego Chargers, former Aztec head coach. - Sean Payton – Head coach of the New Orleans Saints

The football team plays at SDCCU Stadium (formerly known as Qualcomm Stadium and "Jack Murphy" Stadium) ).

SDSU is 8–9 all time in post-season bowl games. They first went to a bowl game in 1948 and first won a major-college bowl game in 1969.[7]

Golf[edit]

  • Head Coach: Ryan Donovan
  • NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships appearances: 23 (1960 • 1962 • 1965 • 1966 • 1967 • 1970 • 1976 • 1977 • 1978 • 1979 • 1980 • 1981 • 1982 • 1983 • 1984 • 1999 • 2003 • 2005 • 2008 • 2011 • 2012 • 2015 • 2016)

The Aztecs men's golf team has more NCAA postseason appearances than any other San Diego State athletic team. Notable alumni include 2015 graduate and PGA Tour golfer Xander Schauffele. In 2017, Schauffele received the 2017 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year award.[8]

Soccer[edit]

The San Diego State men's soccer team competes in the Pac-12 Conference.

In 1987, the Aztecs reached the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship Final, losing in the game by a score of 0–2 to Clemson. The team has an overall NCAA Division I Tournament record of 5–8 through eight appearances.[9]

Tennis[edit]

Women's varsity sports[edit]

Basketball[edit]

  • Head Coach: Stacie Terry
  • Arena: Viejas Arena
  • Conference regular season championships: 6 (1994 • 1995 • 1997 • 2009 • 2012 • 2013)
  • Conference tournament championships: 4 (1994 • 1997 • 2010 • 2012)
  • NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament appearances: 9 (1984 • 1985 • 1993 • 1994 • 1995 • 1997 • 2009 • 2010 • 2012)

Cross Country[edit]

The San Diego State Aztecs women's cross country team has appeared in the NCAA Tournament one time, with that appearance being 7th place in the 1981–82 school year.[10]

Golf[edit]

Lacrosse[edit]

  • Head Coach: Kylee White
  • Home field: Aztec Lacrosse Field

The women's lacrosse team began play in 2012 and compete in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.

Rowing[edit]

  • Head Coach: Bill Zack
  • Facility: Mission Bay Aquatics Center

The women's rowing team competes as a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Soccer[edit]

The Aztecs women's soccer team have an NCAA Division I Tournament record of 4–7 through seven appearances.[11]

Softball[edit]

  • Head Coach: Kathy Van Wyk
  • Stadium: SDSU Softball Stadium
  • NCAA Division I Softball Tournament appearances: 11 (2001 • 2003 • 2006 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015)

Swimming & Diving[edit]

Tennis[edit]

  • Head Coach: Peter Mattera
  • Facility: Aztec Tennis Center
  • NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championship appearances: 22 (1982 • 1983 • 1984 • 1985 • 1986 • 1989 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1996 • 1997 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2002 • 2003 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2009 • 2013)

Track & Field (Indoor and Outdoor)[edit]

Volleyball[edit]

The Aztecs women's volleyball team have an NCAA Division I Tournament record of 13–14 through fourteen appearances.[12]

Water Polo[edit]

Former varsity sports[edit]

In the past, San Diego State has sponsored additional sports programs to those currently sponsored, though they have since been discontinued. Budgeting and Title IX "equity" challenges have been cited as the primary reason for these programs being cut.[13]

Men's notable former sports[edit]

Cross Country[edit]

Gymnastics[edit]

Swimming & Diving[edit]

Track & Field (Indoor and Outdoor)[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

In 1949, San Diego State wrestler Harold Hensen became the first African-American to compete in an NCAA wrestling championship tournament when he competed in individual competition at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.[20][21]

Volleyball[edit]

Conference affiliations[edit]

San Diego State has been a member of six different athletic conferences in its history.

Notable non-varsity (club-level) sports[edit]

In addition to the official sports sponsored by the athletic department, San Diego State also offers club-level sports through the Aztec Recreation Center.

Co-ed club sports[edit]

- Cycling

- Skiing & Snowboarding

- Surfing

- Tennis

- Triathlon

- Waterskiing & Wakeboarding

Men's club sports[edit]

- Crew (rowing)

- Ice Hockey

- Lacrosse

- Rugby

Founded in 1956, the Aztecs college rugby club team competes in Division 1-A in the California conference. The team is coached by former player Alex Lichtig. The Aztecs won the 1987 national championship, defeating Dartmouth in the semifinals, and beating Air Force 10–9 in the finals. The Aztecs have had recent success competing in their conference and nationally. The Aztecs gained national attention by finishing second at the 2010 Collegiate Rugby Championship, a tournament that was broadcast live on NBC.[23] The Aztecs reached the quarterfinals of the 2011 USA Rugby Sevens Collegiate National Championships, before losing to eventual champions Life University. The Aztecs won their conference in 2012,[24] and reached the semifinals of the 2012 national playoffs by defeating Santa Clara 59–14 in the round of 16 and beating UC Santa Barbara 47–25 in the quarterfinals.[25] The Aztecs won the 2012 California 7s tournament, beating Cal Poly 36–12 in the finals.[26] This victory qualified the Aztecs for the 2012 USA Rugby Sevens Collegiate National Championships, where they notched a 4–2 record including a win against rival Cal.

- Soccer

- Ultimate Frisbee

- Volleyball

- Water Polo

Women's club sports[edit]

- Dance

- Lacrosse

- Soccer

- Ultimate Frisbee

- Volleyball

- Water Polo

Athletics facilities[edit]

  • Aztec Aquaplex (women's swimming & diving and women's water polo)
  • Aztec Tennis Center (men's and women's tennis)
  • Fowler Athletics Center (athletic department headquarters
  • Jeff Jacobs JAM Center (men's and women's basketball practice facility)
  • Mission Bay Aquatic Center (women's rowing)
  • Peterson Gymnasium (women's volleyball)
  • SDCCU Stadium (football)
  • SDSU Practice Fields (women's lacrosse, football practices)
  • SDSU Softball Stadium (softball)
  • SDSU Sports Deck (men's and women's soccer and women's track & field)
  • Tony Gwynn Stadium (baseball)
  • Viejas Arena (men's and women's basketball)

Championships[edit]

Appearances[edit]

The San Diego State Aztecs have competed in the NCAA Tournament across 16 active sports (6 men's and 10 women's) 188 times at the Division I level.[27]

NCAA Tournament Appearances
Baseball (14): 1979 • 1981 • 1982 • 1983 • 1984 • 1986 • 1990 • 1991 • 2009 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2017 • 2018
Men's basketball (12): 1975 • 1976 • 1985 • 2002 • 2006 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2018
Women's basketball (9): 1984 • 1985 • 1993 • 1994 • 1995 • 1997 • 2009 • 2010 • 2012
Women's cross country (1): 1981
Football (17): 1947 • 1951 • 1966 • 1967 • 1969 • 1986 • 1991 • 1998 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017 • 2018
Men's golf (23): 1960 • 1962 • 1965 • 1966 • 1967 • 1970 • 1976 • 1977 • 1978 • 1979 • 1980 • 1981 • 1982 • 1983 • 1984 • 1999 • 2003 • 2005 • 2008 • 2011 • 2012 • 2015 • 2016
Men's soccer (8): 1969 • 1982 • 1987 • 1988 • 1989 • 2005 • 2006 • 2016
Women's soccer (7): 1998 • 1999 • 2009 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2017
Softball (11): 2001 • 2003 • 2006 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015
Women's swimming and diving (8): 1982 • 2010 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2017 • 2019
Men's tennis (7): 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2002 • 2003 • 2005 • 2015
Women's tennis (22): 1982 • 1983 • 1984 • 1985 • 1986 • 1989 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1996 • 1997 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2002 • 2003 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2009 • 2013
Women's indoor track and field (10): 2006 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2017 • 2018 • 2019
Women's outdoor track and field (22): 1982 • 1983 • 1984 • 1985 • 1986 • 1998 • 1999 • 2001 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2016 • 2017 • 2018 • 2019
Women's volleyball (14): 1981 • 1982 • 1983 • 1984 • 1985 • 1986 • 1988 • 1989 • 1990 • 1994 • 1995 • 1996 • 2001 • 2012
Women's water polo (3): 2007 • 2008 • 2016

National Championships[edit]

The Aztecs of San Diego State have earned 1 NCAA national championship at the Division I level.[28]

Results

School year Sport Opponent Score
1972–73 Men's volleyball Long Beach State 3–1

San Diego State won 7 national championships at the Division II level.[28]

  • Men's cross country: 1965, 1966, 1967
  • Men's outdoor track and field: 1965, 1966
  • Men's swimming and diving: 1965, 1966

Below are eight national team titles that were not bestowed by the NCAA (being awarded instead by sponsors of College Division football polls and other sports' governing bodies):

Below are nine national club team championships:

  • Men's badminton (1): 1976 (ABA)
  • Co-ed flowboarding (1): 2011 (CBS)
  • Men's rugby (1): 1987 (USA Rugby)
  • Co-ed sailing (2): 1968, 1969 (ICSA)
  • Co-ed surfing (2): 2007, 2013 (NSSA)
  • Co-ed water skiing (2): 1979, 2006 (NCWSA)

Individual Championships[edit]

San Diego State has had 15 individuals win NCAA individual championships at the Division I level.[28]

At the NCAA Division II level, San Diego State garnered 14 individual championships.[28] In 1975 Barbara Barrow won the women's national intercollegiate individual golf championship after a tie-breaker playoff (an event conducted by the AIAW, which was succeeded by the current NCAA women's golf championship).

Rivals[edit]

Fresno State[edit]

San Diego State has a longtime rivalry with California State University, Fresno, primarily stemming from the American football rivalry dating back to the 1920s. The two schools have competed against each other in over 55 football, 50 men's basketball, and 190 baseball matches.[32][33][34] The two institutions are popular choices and top-tier schools in the California State University system, and often compete for national attention in athletics from conference play to the postseason across many sports.[35]

San Diego[edit]

The Aztecs have a local rivalry with the University of San Diego, emphasizing the competition in college men's basketball. The city of San Diego heavily relies on this rivalry, which features many competitions in a neutral location such as Petco Park across many sports.[36] The two schools, approximately separated by 9 miles, have different cultures yet fiercely compete for city visibility, like San Diego State's chants "LITTLE SISTERS!"', "WE RUN SD!", and "WE RUN CALI!'" after each victory in the college rivalry.[37]

Aztec Hall of Fame inductees[edit]

See: Hall of fame and footnote[38]

1988
• Laurel Brassey - W. Volleyball (1974–1981)
Willie Buchanon - Football (1970–71)
John D. Butler - Football (1933–35)
Don Coryell - Football Coach (1961–72)
Fred Dryer - Football (1967–68)
Gary Garrison - Football (1964–65)
Gene Littler - M. Golf (1949–52)
Haven Moses - Football (1966–67)
Graig Nettles - Baseball (1964–65); M. Basketball (1964–65)
Charles E. Peterson - Football Coach (1921–29); M. Basketball Coach (1921–26);

Track & Field Coach (1922–46)
• Milton Phelps - M. Basketball (1939–41)
• Art Preston - Football (1949–51); Baseball (1950–52)
Arnie Robinson - M. Track & Field (1970–71)
Dennis Shaw - Football (1968–69)
Brian Sipe - Football (1969–71)
Willie Steele - M. Track & Field (1947–48); M. Basketball (1947); Baseball (1949)
1989
Kevin Crow - M. Soccer (1979–82)
Morris Gross - Baseball, M. Basketball, Football (1922–1924, 1926–1927);

M. Basketball Coach (1929–42); Baseball Coach (1931–1932); Director of Athletics (1935–1941)
Tony Gwynn - Baseball (1979–81); M. Basketball (1978–81)
Don Horn - Football (1965–66)
• Jack Rand - M. Track & Field (1934–35); Football (1932–34)
1990
• Tim Delaney - Football (1968–70)
Art Linkletter - M. Basketball (1932–34); M. Swimming & Diving (1932–34)
• Judy Porter - W. Basketball (1980–83)
• Tom Reynolds - Football (1969–71)
1991
• Steve Copp - M. Basketball (1973–76)
Chuck Courtney - M. Golf (1960–61)
Tom Dahms - Football (1947–49)
Monte Jackson - Football (1973–74)
1992
Barbara Barrow - W. Golf (1974–77)
Bud Black - Baseball (1978–79)
• Tony Pinkins - M. Basketball (1955–57)
• Bob Smith - M. Track & Field (1949–50)
Charlie Smith - Baseball Coach (1934–64)
Deby LaPlante - W. Track & Field (1979–80)
1993
• Tom Ables - Honorary
Michael Cage - M. Basketball (1981–84)
Vidal Fernandez - M. Soccer (1977–79)
• Ann Lebedeff - W. Tennis (1972–74)
• Tom Nettles - Football, M. Track & Field (1966–68)
LaTanya Sheffield - W. Track & Field (1983–86)
1994
• Patricia Mang - Softball (1987–88)
Chris Marlowe - M. Volleyball (1972–73); M. Basketball (1970–73)
Bill Schutte - Football Coach (1947–55)
Nate Wright - Football (1967–68)
George Ziegenfuss - M. Basketball Coach (1948–69)
1995
Marcelo Balboa - M. Soccer (1988–89)
• Bob Brady - M. Basketball (1952–54)
Claudie Minor - Football (1972–73)
• Micki Schillig - W. Tennis (1980–83)
• Frank Scott - M. Golf Coach (1948–83)
1996
• Paul Mott - Football, M. Basketball, M. Track & Field (1925–28)
Ramona Pagel - W. Track & Field (1983–84)
Todd Santos - Football (1984–87)
Eric Wynalda - M. Soccer (1987–89)
1997
• Vicki Cantrell - W. Volleyball (1980–83)
• Kenny Hale - M. Basketball (1941, 1946–47)
Joel Kramer - M. Basketball (1974, 1976–78)
• Duncan McFarland - M. Volleyball (1973)
1998
Marshall Faulk - Football (1991–93)
Chris Gwynn - Baseball (1983–85)
• Mary Holland - W. Volleyball (1979–82)
• Dick Mitchell - M. Basketball (1940–42)
• Chana Perry - W. Basketball (1988–89)
1999
Lennie Clements - M. Golf (1976–79)
Laura De Snoo - W. Track & Field (1983–86)
• Harry Hodgetts - M. Basketball (1937–41)
• Carol Plunkett - W. Tennis Coach (1976–94)
• Wendy Wheat - W. Volleyball (1977–80)
2002
• 1940–41 Men's Basketball Team
• 1987 Men's Soccer Team
Joe Gibbs - Football (1961–63); Football Coach (1965–66)
• Norm Nygaard - Football (1952–54)
• Falisha Wright - W. Basketball (1992–95)

2003
• 1973 Men's Volleyball National Champions
• Al Skalecky - M. Basketball (1966–67-68)
• Nicole Storto - W. Tennis (1990–93)

Angela Rock - W. Volleyball (1981–84)
Marla Runyan - W. Track & Field (1988–91)

2004
Mike Douglass - Football (1976–77)
Rod Dowhower - Football (1963–64)
Claude Gilbert - Football Coach (1967–80, 1995–99)
Travis Lee - Baseball (1994–96)
• Ron Reina - Broadcaster (1969–86)
• Carrie McLaughlin Stathas - W. Track & Field (1981–83)
2005
• 1987 Men's Rugby National Champion
Hank Allison - Football (1969–70)
• Kern Carson - Football (1961–63)
• Bernie Finlay - Basketball (1958–60)
Lynn Kanuka-Williams - W. Cross Country, W. Track & Field (1980–82)
2006
Bob Breitbard - Football (1938–40 Player, 1945 Coach)
• Kim Goetz - M. Basketball (1978–79)
Cynthia MacGregor - W. Tennis (1983–86)
• Neal Petties - Football (1961–63)
• Craig Scoggins - Football (1965–66)
2007
Bob Cluck - Baseball (1966–67)
Mike Dodd - M. Basketball (1975–79), M. Volleyball (1978–80)
• John "Jake" Duich - Football (1935, 1937–38)
Steve Duich - Football (1966–67)
• Jay Gutowski - Football (1953–56)
Bobby Meacham - Baseball (1979–81)
• Rachel Scott - W. Water Polo (1995–98)
2008
Isaac Curtis - Football (1972)
• John Farris - Football (1962–64)
• Kieishsha Garnes - W. Basketball (1991–92)
Mark Grace - Baseball (1985)
Bobby Howard - Football (1965–66)
2009
• 1966 Wire Service College Division Football National Champions
• Toni Himmer - W. Volleyball (1980–83)
• Oliver Maiberger - M. Tennis (2000–03)
• Mario Mendez - Football (1961–63)
Jeff Staggs - Football (1965–66)
Ralph Wenzel - Football (1964–65)
2010
• Tonette Dyer - W. Track & Field (2002–05)
Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila - Football (1996–99)
La'Roi Glover - Football (1992–95)
Doug Harvey - Baseball (1955–56)
John Hyden - M. Volleyball (1992–95)
• Fred Miller - Director of Athletics (1985–95)
2011
• Dick Barnes - M. Basketball (1946, 1948–50)
• Sandra Durazo - Softball (1998–2001)
Kyle Turley - Football (1994–97)
Quentin Wheeler - M. Track & Field (1975–76)
• 1958 NAIA Baseball National Champions (1958)
2012
• Dr. O. Kenneth Karr, Jr. - Director of Athletics (1969–78)
Randy Holcomb - M. Basketball (2001–02)
• Mike Malano - Football (1996–99)
Liane Sato - W. Volleyball (1985–86)
J. R. Tolver - Football (1999–2002)
2013
Brandon Heath - M. Basketball (2003–07)
Mark Reynolds - Sailing (1975–79)
• Choc Sportsman - Track & Field Coach (1947–66)
• Michelle Suman - W. Basketball (1991–95)
Don Warren - Football (1976–79)
2014
Kirk Morrison - Football (2000–04)
Stephen Strasburg - Baseball (2007–09)
• Pete Inge - Football (1976–79)
• Kyle Whittemore - M. Soccer (1984–88)
• Shayla Balentine - W. Track & Field (2002–05)
2015
• Billy Blanton - Football (1994–96)
• Ed Imo - Football (1976–77)
• Larry Godfrey - M. Track & Field (1965)
• Karoline Koehler - W. Track & Field (2007–10)
Anthony Watson - M. Basketball (1983–86)
2016
Kawhi Leonard - M. Basketball (2009–11)
• Leon Parma - Football (1948–50)
Noel Prefontaine - Football (1995–96)
Miesha McKelvy-Jones - W. Track & Field (1997–99)
Steve Williams - M. Track & Field (1973–74)
2017
Steve Fisher - M. Basketball Coach (1999–2017)
D.J. Gay - M. Basketball (2007–11)
Whitney Ashley - W. Track & Field (2011–12)
Craig Penrose - Football (1974–75)
• Whip Walton - Football (1974–77)
2018
Jamaal Franklin - M. Basketball (2011–13)
• Holly Hartzell - W. Water Polo (2001–04)
Lon Hinkle - M. Golf (1970–72)
• Travis Hitt - Football (1973–76)
Larry Ned - Football (1998–2001)
• Ernie Anderson - Photographer

The Show[edit]

The Show is the name of the student section at all SDSU sporting events.

Band[edit]

The San Diego State Marching Aztecs, and Pep and Varsity Bands are often seen at many sporting events including Football, Basketball and even Volleyball.[39]

Notable athletes[edit]

See also the List of San Diego State University people

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