SJSU XC Trivia - 2003

We all know that Stanford, under the direction of Vin Lananna, won NCAA XC Championships in '96 & '97 and took 2nd in '98 but Stanford was not the first college in California to have such a fantastic 3 year streak. In 1961, San Jose State started their streak with a 2nd place finish to Oregon. Then in both '62 and '63 they won the Championship under coach Dean "Diz" Miller. Members of those winning teams happen to be local coaches and teachers of the Bay Area. '62 - Jeff Fishback, taught & coached at Lynbrook from '66-'88 and still teaches at Cupertino. '63 - Tom Tuitte, still coaches (PV) and teaches at St Francis.

1962 Championship Team

1963 Championship Team