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Len Casanova

Coached 1929-1936 — Football, Baseball, Tennis, Golf, Swimming

1900-1926 - 1926-1950 - 1950-1974 - 1974-2002 - Coaches
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One of America's most revered football coaches, the late Len Casanova produced championship football teams at Sequoia in 1933 and 1935, and a baseball championship in 1933. He served as an assistant and subsequently head coach at his alma mater, the University of Santa Clara, leading the Broncos to an Orange Bowl victory over Kentucky in 1947. After a year at the University of Pittsburgh, he assumed the reins at Oregon, where he took the Ducks to three bowl games, including a victory over Ohio State in the 1958 Rose Bowl. A Past President of the American Football Coaches Association and a member of the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame, Casanova is a charter member of the University of Oregon Hall of Fame. The university's athletic facility is named Casanova Athletic Center.