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  Dan Ferrigno
Dan Ferrigno

Player Profile
Last College:
San Francisco State

Position:
Wide Receivers Coach

Experience:
8th year at Cal

Left the Bears' coaching staff following the 207 season.

Coaching Accomplishments

• Ferrigno, who has more than 30 years of coaching experience, is in his third stint on the Golden Bear staff this season, having also coached at Cal from 1980-81 and from 1996-99.

• Under Ferrigno during the 2006 season, DeSean Jackson was 20th nationally in receiving yards per game (81.54 ypg) and caught a Pac-10-best nine touchdowns, en route to 1,060 yards and first team all-league honors.

• In his five seasons at Oregon, Duck receivers produced 23 100-yard receiving games.

• Helped develop Keenan Howry into a first-team All-Pac-10 receiver in 2001, the Ducks' first all-conference wideout since 1985.

• In 2003, WR Samie Parker became Oregon's all-time leading receiver with 178 catches for 2,761 yards.
• During his one season at USC, Ferrigno coached Kareem Kelly, who finished third in the Pac-10 in receptions with 55 for 796 yards.

• As an assistant at Cal under Steve Mariucci in 1996, helped developed Tony Gonzalez into a first-round NFL draft choice.

• Among Ferrigno's charges at Cal from 1996-99 was Deltha O'Neal, a '99 consensus first-team All-American as a cornerback and return man who set or tied 11 school special teams records and received the Pop Warner Trophy as the top senior on the West Coast.
• Punter Nick Harris (Cal) earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors in 1999, while defensive back Reggie Tongue (Oregon State) was an all-league honoree in 1995.

• Ferrigno is an avid runner who has run a 3:18 marathon.

Prominent Pupils
• Tony Gonzalez (California) - NFL All-Pro tight end with Kansas City Chiefs; first team All-Pac-10 in 1996; drafted No. 13 overall by the Chiefs in 1997
• Samie Parker (Oregon) - Set school records for catches in a game (16), season (77) and career (178); currently a starting wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs
• Keenan Howry (Oregon) - Two-time first-team All-Pac-10 receiver; entering his fourth year with the Seattle Seahawks
• Demetrius Williams (Oregon) - Drafted in the fourth round by the Baltimore Ravens in 2006 after leading Oregon with 59 catches for 1059 yards and 10 TDs in 2005
• Nick Harris (California) - Cal career leader in punts and punting average, entering his seventh year in the NFL, fifth with the Detroit Lions
Accomplishements as a player
• Earned All-America honors as a wide receiver at San Francisco State and signed as a free agent with the Denver Broncos.
• Inducted into the San Francisco State Athletic Hall of Fame, the San Francisco Prep Hall of Fame and the Riordan High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
• Set SFSU records career records for receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns.

The Ferrigno File

Birthdate Mar. 24, 1953
Hometown San Francisco, Calif.
High School Archbishop Riordan HS
College San Francisco State '75
Bachelor's in physical education
San Francisco State '78
Teaching credential
Family Wife, Shawna
Daughters, Meagan, Hannah and Sophia
Son, Brendan
Stepsons, Michael and Kevin

Coaching History

2006-07 California
Wide Receivers
2001-05 Oregon
Wide Receivers
2000 USC
Wide Receivers, Special Teams
1999 California
Wide Receivers, Special Teams
1996-98 California
Wide Receivers, Special Teams, Tight Ends
1987-95 Oregon State
RBs, DBs, LBs, Special Teams
1982-86 Western Michigan
Off. Coord., QBs, RBs, O-Line
1980-81 California
Graduate Assistant
1979 Pacific
Wide Receivers, Tight Ends
1978 San Francisco State
Wide Receivers, Tight Ends
1975-77 St. Ignatius HS
Assistant Coach

Bowl Games as a Coach

2007 Armed Forces Bowl California
2006 Holiday Bowl California
2005 Holiday Bowl Oregon
2003 Sun BowlOregon
2002 Seattle Bowl Oregon
2001 Fiesta Bowl Oregon
1996 Aloha Bowl California

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