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Dave Maggard
One of Cal's greatest track and field athletes who held the school shot put record that stood for over 19 years...devoted 22 years of his life to Cal, as an athlete, coach and administrator...set the Cal then-school record in the shot put with a throw of 59-8 3/4 while taking fourth at the NCAA meet in 1962...also finished fifth as a junior at the NCAA meet in '61...went on to win the Olympic Trials in 1968 with what was then the fifth longest throw in history (67-4 1/2)...took fifth in the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, despite competing with a virus...came back to serve as a Cal assistant track coach in 1969 and assumed the head coaching job in 1970...as a rookie coach, he guided the Bears to their first NCAA track and field title in 1970...served as the school's Athletic Director from 1972 to 1991, when he became A.D. at Miami from 1991-93...credited with the revitalization of a dormant athletic program at Cal, helping the football program to four bowl berths during his tenure, including three during the 90's...also helped the hoop program to four postseason tournament berths (three NITs, one NCAA)...teams at Cal collected 21 different national championships in six different sports during his tenure at Cal...served as the Director of Sports for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and as athletic director at University of Houston from 2002-2009.
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