Dave Ungerer, a coaching veteran of 19 college football seasons, begins his first campaign as Cal's special teams and tight end coach.
Ungerer coached running backs and special teams at Lehigh the past two seasons. During that period, the Engineers etched a 23-2 record and advanced to the NCAA Division I-AA semifinals last season and to the quarterfinals in 2000. Prior to the Lehigh stint, Ungerer coached running backs and special teams for five years at Maryland (1991-96) and four seasons at Holy Cross (1988-91), where he also served as strength and conditioning coach.
Ungerer christened his coaching career at Rutgers as a graduate assistant from 1983-85. He later coached defensive line and special teams at Northeastern (1985) and Davidson (1986-97).
PLAYER: Ungerer lettered three seasons at Southern Connecticut State as a running back and also returned punts and kickoffs. In high school at Edison HS in New Jersey, he was MVP of both the football and baseball teams.
PERSONAL: Ungerer, 41, was born Aug. 21, 1961 in Camp Lejeune, N.C. He received his bachelor's degree in physical education and health from Southern Connecticut State in 1980. Ungerer and his wife, Sylvia, have three sons, Dominic (12), David (6) and Dante (4), and reside in Vallejo.