Spent seven seasons on the Cal coaching staff from 2003-09.
Coached four teams that won at least 10 games with his 1993 and 1998 Arizona teams going 10-2 and 12-1, respectively, and 10-2 and 10-3 seasons with the Golden Bears in 2004 and 2006.
Coached 2008 freshman All-American punter Bryan Anger to second team All-Pac-10 honors and Ray Guy Award semifinalist recognition in his rookie collegiate season.
Has coached tight ends that have been selected in the NFL Draft in each of the last two seasons in Cameron Morrah (Seattle, 2009, seventh round) and Craig Stevens (Tennessee, 2008, third round) with Stevens also a two-time All-Pac-10 choice.
Has placed specialists on All-Pac-10 teams in each of the last six years - Bryan Anger, Jahvid Best, Mike McGrath and Byron Storer.
Alamar's special teams flourished during the 2006 season, when the Bears ranked fourth in the nation in punt returns (17.26) and eighth in net punting (38.27), and Sporting News rated Cal's special teams units as the best in the Pac-10 in its 2007 preview issue.
All-American punt returner DeSean Jackson led the nation in punt return average in 2006 (18.20), including a national-best and Pac-10 record four returns for touchdowns.
In 2005, Cal ranked fifth nationally and second in the Pac-10 in punt return average (15.64). Tim Mixon ranked ninth in the country in punt returns (14.9) in 2005.
Placekicker Tom Schneider set a school record for most PATs in 2004 with 56.
While working with the defensive line at Arizona in 1993, the Wildcats led the nation in rushing defense and ranked second in the NCAA in total defense.
Mike Lucky (Arizona) - All-Pac-10 tight end that played in the Hula Bowl and then spent four seasons in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys.
Brandon Manumaleuna (Arizona) - Two-time All-Pac-10 tight end that has played eight seasons in the NFL with the St. Louis Rams and San Diego Chargers.
Cameron Morrah (California) - Selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft after making a team-high eight touchdown receptions last season.
Paul Shields (Arizona) - H-Back played two seasons in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts.
Craig Stevens (California) - A third round NFL Draft pick of the Tennessee Titans in 2008; All-Pac-10 honoree at tight end.
Byron Storer (California) - Three-time All-Pac-10 selection as a special teams player who has spent the last two NFL seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after signing as a free agent in 2007.
Accomplishments as a Player
Earned three letters as an offensive guard/offensive tackle, one at Western Oregon and two at Cal Lutheran.
Played on two national playoff teams, one at each school.
The Alamar File
Birthdate Sept. 28, 1960 Hometown Thousand Oaks, Calif. High School Thousand Oaks HS College Cal Lutheran '83 Bachelor's in Physical Education Family wife, Tina daughters, Alicia, Alexandra and Amanda
Years School Coaching Position 2003-09 California Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends 2002 Eastern Michigan Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends 2000-01 Eastern Michigan Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line 1998-99 Arizona Special Teams/Tight Ends 1997 Arizona Special Teams/Linebackers 1996 Arizona Special Teams/Tight Ends 1995 Arizona Tight Ends 1994 Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon Head Coach 1993 Arizona Graduate Assistant 1991-92 James Madison Tight Ends/Defensive Assistant 1987-88 Cal Poly Running Backs 1985-86 Cal Lutheran Offensive Line 1984 Louisiana-Lafayette Graduate Assistant 1983 Cal Poly Graduate Assistant
Bowl Games (10)
Year Bowl School 2009 Poinsettia California 2008 Emerald California 2007 Armed Forces California 2006 Holiday California 2005 Las Vegas California 2004 Holiday California 2003 Insight California 1998 Holiday Arizona 1997 Insight Arizona 1993 Fiesta Arizona
Last Updated: December 28, 2009