Pacific Tigers football

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Pacific Tigers football
First season1895
Last season1995
Athletic directorBob Lee
Head coachChuck Shelton
StadiumStagg Memorial Stadium
(capacity: 28,000)
Field surfaceGrass
LocationStockton, California
NCAA divisionDivision I-A
ConferenceBig West Conference
All-time record346–403–24 (.463)
Bowl record3–2–1 (.583)
Conference titles6 (5 NCAC, 1 CCAA)
ColorsBlack and orange[1]
Fight songTiger Fight Song ("Hungry Tigers")

The Pacific Tigers football team represented the University of the Pacific in NCAA Division I-A (now FBS) college football. The team competed in the Big West Conference during their last season in 1995. They played their home games at Stagg Memorial Stadium in Stockton, California. On December 19, 1995, the Board of Regents voted to disband the team in order to save money for the athletic program, which was reported to have gone over $400,000 in debt. All scholarships were honored for current players of the team.[2][3]

Conference affiliations

Conference championships

Season Conference Coach Overall Record Conference Record
1936 Northern California Athletic Conference Amos Alonzo Stagg 5–4–1 4–0
1938 Northern California Athletic Conference Amos Alonzo Stagg 7–3 4–0
1940 Northern California Athletic Conference Amos Alonzo Stagg 4–5 2–0
1941 Northern California Athletic Conference Amos Alonzo Stagg 4–7 3–0
1942 Northern California Athletic Conference Amos Alonzo Stagg 2–6–1 2–0
1947 California Collegiate Athletic Association Larry Siemering 10–1 5–0

Bowl games

The Pacific Tigers played in 3 NCAA-sanctioned bowl games with a record of 2–1.[4]

Season Coach Bowl Opponent Result
1946 Amos Alonzo Stagg Optimist Bowldagger North Texas L 13–14
1947 Larry Siemering Grape Bowldagger Utah State W 35–21
1947 Larry Siemering Raisin Bowl Wichita State W 26–14
1948 Larry Siemering Grape Bowldagger Hardin–Simmons T 35–35
1951 Ernie Jorge Sun Bowl Texas Tech L 14–25
1952 Ernie Jorge Sun Bowl Southern Miss W 26–7

† Not an NCAA-sanctioned bowl game[4]

Final AP Poll rankings

Season Rank
1943 No. 19
1949 No. 10

College Football Hall of Fame

Pro Football Hall of Fame


  1. ^ Pacific Tigers Graphic Identity Sheet (PDF). October 18, 2017. Retrieved February 15, 2020.
  2. ^ "Pacific Decides to Drop Football". Los Angeles Times. Associated Press. 20 December 1995. Retrieved 18 October 2021.
  3. ^ Gilbert, Lori. "Ten years ago, the final horn sounded for Pacific". Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  4. ^ a b