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1966 Junior Rose Bowl Coach Don Hunt Passes Away At 85

Don Hunt, the head football coach of Pasadena City College's 1966 Junior Rose Bowl team, passed away Thursday at his home in La Canada. 

Hunt, 85, worked for Pasadena-area schools for more than 40 years, including coaching at Muir College, then John Muir High, before becoming head football coach at PCC in 1962. In six seasons as Lancers' head coach, Hunt amassed a 29-24-1 overall record.

The 1966 team went 8-1-1 and won the Western State Conference championship. That squad went on to play for the national championship in the Junior Rose Bowl. The Lancers came up short of the national title, losing to Henderson, Texas in the JRB. Hunt coached current PCC instructor and former athletic director/dean Skip Robinson on the '66 Lancers.

A crowd of 40,045 fans attended the '66 JRB as PCC was led by All-Americans in defensive back Robinson, linebacker Curtis Seagrove, and running back Loren Shumer.

Hunt served as a physical education instructor and a wrestling coach at PCC before retiring in 1993. Hunt had served as a member of the PCC Sports Hall of Fame committee since 2001.

Release Date: 12/17/10
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
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