Pete Alamar
Pete Alamar

Player Profile
Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends

2003-09 (7 Seasons)

Alma Mater:
Cal Lutheran ('83)

Coaching Accomplishments

• 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.

Prominent Pupils

• 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

Coaching History

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