Former Fresno State coach Jose Elgorriaga Dies at 82

December 17, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Sad news from the "other" football field. Jose Elgorriaga ... who led the Fresno State soccer program to national success in the 1980's ... has passed away after a long illness.Elgorriaga coached the Bulldogs from 1980 to 1990 ... going to the NCAA tournament eight straight years and making it to the final four in 1987. But his service to Fresno State didn't stop there.

Elgorriaga also taught Spanish for 31 years ... and chaired Fresno State's Foreign Language Department. Jose Elgorriaga was 82 years old.