Pacific Tigers football

Pacific Tigers football
First season 1895
Last season 1995
Athletic director Bob Lee
Head coach Chuck Shelton
Stadium Stagg Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 28,000)
Field surface Grass
Location Stockton, California
NCAA division Division I-A
Conference Big West Conference
All-time record 34640324 (.463)
Bowl record 321 (.583)
Conference titles 6 (5 NCAC, 1 CCAA)
Colors Black and Orange[1]
Fight song Tiger Fight Song ("Hungry Tigers")
Mascot Powercat

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
1936Northern California Athletic ConferenceAmos Alonzo Stagg5–4–14–0
1938Northern California Athletic ConferenceAmos Alonzo Stagg7–34–0
1940Northern California Athletic ConferenceAmos Alonzo Stagg4–52–0
1941Northern California Athletic ConferenceAmos Alonzo Stagg4–73–0
1942Northern California Athletic ConferenceAmos Alonzo Stagg2–6–12–0
1947California Collegiate Athletic AssociationLarry Siemering10–15–0

Bowl games

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

Season Coach Bowl Opponent Result
1946Amos Alonzo StaggOptimist BowlNorth TexasL 13–14
1947Larry SiemeringGrape BowlUtah StateW 35–21
1947Larry SiemeringRaisin BowlWichita StateW 26–14
1948Larry SiemeringGrape BowlHardin–SimmonsT 35–35
1951Ernie JorgeSun BowlTexas TechL 14–25
1952Ernie JorgeSun BowlSouthern MissW 26–7

denotes a game listed in NCAA records, but was not an NCAA-sanctioned bowl game[4]

Final AP Poll rankings

Season Rank

College Football Hall of Fame


  1. Pacific Graphic Identity Sheet (PDF). October 5, 2006. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
  3. Gilbert, Lori. "Ten years ago, the final horn sounded for Pacific". Retrieved 12 April 2018.
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