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Fred Fimbres, 4th season in 2014

Overall Record at PCC: 7-23


Office Phone: 626-585-3202

Cell Phone: 626-688-7039



Embarking on his fourth season as Pasadena City College football head coach, Fred Fimbres hopes to reshape the Lancers to make a competitive run in 2014.

In 2013, Fimbres coached the SCFA sacks leader in defensive lineman Dalyou Pierson, who made 10.5 quarterback takedowns on his way to being named to the All-State Region IV team. While the program took some tough hits in the powerful National Northern Conference during the past two seasons, Fimbres has decided to keep the team in the upper tier in 2014-15 rather than go to the lower tier.

"The tradition of playing against the toughest teams and the challenge of the upper tier competition makes it paramount for us to allow our student-athletes the best playing environment available in community college football," Fimbres said.

In 2011, Fimbres coached the Lancers to a 49-28 victory over Glendale for a successful PCC debut. While PCC went 3-7 overall, the Lancers earned respect in the difficult SCFA National Southern Conference when Pasadena upset then nationally-ranked Fullerton, 30-20, in the conference opener. It was the first conference victory by the Lancers of any kind since 2009.

In '11 due to injuries, PCC used four different quarterbacks throughout the year. Fimbres still coached the talents of state receptions leader Wayne Peters (81 catches) and utilized of one of the region's top defensive ends in Pone Faleofa, who made nine sacks. Linebacker Grant Haggard, whose combined 116 tackles were the most by any Lancer in 2010-2011, earned the college's prestigious Horrell Scholarship Award for playing performance, sportsmanship, and academic standing.

Fimbres, 41, served as head coach for five seasons at College of DuPage (Illinois), a NJCAA community college. At DuPage, Fimbres turned around a program that had just one victory in the two seasons prior to his arrival. From 2007-2010, he directed the Chaparrals to a winning 24-20 record, including four consecutive appearances in the Midwest Football Conference divisional championship game.

In 2010, DuPage captured the Graphic Edge Bowl title, defeating pre-season, nationally ranked Coffeyville (Kansas). DuPage finished with a 7-5 overall record.

In 2005, Fimbres was defensive line coach at Fort Valley State University (Georgia).

From 1994-2004, Fimbres earned experience as a coach at three Southern California Football Association (SCFA) colleges. In 2004, Fimbres was an assistant coach in charge of the offensive line at East Los Angeles College. From 2002-2003, Fimbres was both a head coach and a defensive coordinator at College of the Desert.

For the first nine seasons of his coaching career, Fimbres worked as an assistant at Cerritos College under legendary head coach Frank Mazzotta. Fimbres coached linebackers, defensive backs, and thedefensive line at Cerritos, where he was a part of six bowl champion teams.

Fimbres played for Mazzotta as a defensive back at Cerritos in 1990-91. He earned a scholarship at Azusa Pacific University, where he later earned bachelor's and master's degrees in physical education.

Strong in moving his players to the next level, Fimbres has sent more than 100 players with playing scholarships to 4-year universities.

On becoming the new Lancers coach in June, 2011, Fimbres said: "PCC has a strong tradition both athletically and academically. I look forward to the challenge of competing in one of the toughest conferences in the state. Coming from a community college background, I understand the importance of academics to the players' development. I hope to make an impact on our student-athletes and help them mature as they make the transition from high school to college."

Fimbres married Myriam (formerly Sanchez) in July, 2013, and the happy newlyweds live in Temple City.

Fimbres pre game talk


PCC Sports Hall of Fame QB Nathan Chandler dives in for touchdown in a 2001 game. Chandler, inducted into the 2013 class, helped the Lancers win the Mission Conference championship in '01. The Texas native went on to a successful career at the University of Iowa.




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  • Former All-American quarterback Nathan Chandler (2000-01 Lancers) was inducted into the 2013 class of the PCC Sports Hall of Fame. PCC running back greats Jonathan Smith (2001) and Jerome Harrison (2002-03) were each inducted into the 2011 class of the Hall as well as 1966 Defensive MVP and Linebacker Curtis Seagrove.
  • Harrison distinguished himself in the pro ranks by recording the third highest single-game rushing total in NFL history with 286 yards for the Cleveland Browns in a late-season 2009 game v. Kansas City.
  • In 2013, defensive end Dalyou Pierson led the SCFA in sacks with 10.5 and was named to the All-California Region IV team.
  • PCC quarterback Justin Posthuma and wide receiver Jose Rodriguez hooked up for the longest pass play in school history--a 96-yard touchdown--in the 2011 season opener and Coach Fimbres' debut as Lancers head coach.
  • In 2011, Wayne Peters led all wide receivers in receptions in the state with 81 catches during the 10-game regular season.
  • In 2010, wide receiver David Reed became the first PCC player since Harrison in 2006 to be drafted into the NFL as a fifth round choice of the Baltimore Ravens. He picked up a Super Bowl ring as a special teams player in 2013 and is now a member of the Indianapolis Colts. Reed holds national community college records and PCC school records for most receptions and yards in a 10-game regular season.
  • In 2010, Dennis Gossard coached his 53rd victory and the long-time PCC faculty member retired as PCC's winningest head football coach. He coached as both an assistant and HC for a run of 31 seasons from 1979-2010.

jerome harrison

Jerome Harrison (2002-2003 Lancers) with the Cleveland Browns of the NFL. Harrison joined the NFL in 2006 and in 2009 he posted the third highest single-game rushing total in pro history.

jonathan smith

Jonathan Smith (2001 Lancers, with ball right) set a PCC record for rushing yards in a single season with 2,049, and set a national record for most all-purpose yards in a game with 515. He went on to become an All-Pac 10 selection at Washington State University and later led NFL Europe in rushing.


Placekicker Nick Luevano set a new PCC distance record with a 49-yard field goal in 2009.