Celebration of Life Honors Coach Sherbeck

The Hornet family lost a coaching legend one year ago in Hal Sherbeck. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on Aug. 3, 2014 at the age of 86.

To honor and celebrate legendary football Coach Hal Sherbeck, a Celebration of Life and Sculpture Dedication will be on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Coach Sherbeck led the Fullerton College Football Hornets from 1961 to 1991 winning three national titles, 16 conference titles, owned a 47-game unbeaten streak, and amassed 241 total wins, which by the time of his retirement, were the most ever by a community college football coach.

Complimentary parking is available in the parking structure located on Lemon Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sherbeck Scholarship Fund. Donations and RSVPs may be made online.

The services include:

12:30 p.m. – Reception Outside the Campus Theatre, Fullerton College

2 p.m. – Celebration of Life, Fullerton College Campus Theatre

3:15 p.m. – Hall of Fame Tour, Library and Gym Lobby

3:30-5:30 p.m. – Sculpture Dedication, Sherbeck Field

The Sherbeck Legacy

  • 241-70-8 career record (.768)
  • Winningest coach in community college history (at time of retirement)
  • 3 national titles (1965, 1967, 1983)
  • Nationally ranked (top 25) 21 times
  • 16 conference titles
  • 13 bowl game appearances
  • 47-game unbeaten streak (1964-1968)
  • Coached more than 100 All-Americans
  • Sent more than 500 players to 4-year schools
  • 1994 California Community College Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 2001 California Community College Athletics Association Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 2005 Fullerton College Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee (Inaugural class)
  • 2005 University of Montana Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 2014 Fullerton College Centennial Hall of Fame Inductee (Inaugural class)

View a video of his impressive career on YouTube.

Questions may be directed to to Bob Jensen, c/o Fine Arts, Fullerton College, 321 E Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, 92832 or rjensen@fullcoll.edu.

Author: Fullerton College

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