Chat With Tom Holmoe On ESPN.com
Today at 2:30 p.m. PT, Cal football coach Tom Holmoe will stop by ESPN.com to chat about his team and the 1999 season.
One of the most respected names in the game of football, Holmoe took over the Cal program in January 1997 and guided the Bears to a 5-6 record in his first season. Holmoe, however, has had a long history of being associated with winning teams, both as a player and coach.
Since he began playing football as a high school sophomore, Holmoe's teams have won 19 conference championships in a 22-season span. A 1983 graduate of BYU, Holmoe was the Cougars' starting cornerback from 1980-82 and led the WAC in interceptions as a sophomore in 1980. He earned first-team WAC honors as a senior and later was drafted in the fourth round by the San Francisco 49ers. Holmoe went on to play seven years, all with San Francisco, in the NFL. He was part of four Super Bowl championship teams (as a player in 1984, '88 and '89), including the 1994 season when he served as a 49ers assistant coach.
Holmoe was named as the Cal coach just two days after the resignation of Steve Mariucci, who was named the head coach of the 49ers. Holmoe had served as Cal's defensive coordinator under Mariucci in 1996.
Visit the Tom Holmoe chat room on ESPN.com and submit a question for the coach. You can also follow the chat live by returning to the page at 2:30 p.m. PT!