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Tim Titus

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  CalWestern Teams of 1969-70


Tim's jersey number in the ‘69 season was #38, but he used #40 in the ‘70 season. For some reason the jersey wasn’t always available, so he wore #80 in the team picture and for some of the games. I imagine the opponents in their film study were wondering how a team could have two guys that fast.


A 1967 graduate of Poway High School, Tim played football, basketball, and baseball and served as ASB president during his senior year. Following graduation, he attended Palomar College, where he played football before matriculating to Cal Western/USlU in 1969. Tim was a wide receiver for the Westerners during the ’69 and ’70 seasons, earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature in 1972.

After graduation, Tim joined ex-Westerners Bob Lent and Bill Egan as they moved to Mammoth Lakes to work for Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. It was supposed to be a one-year ski bumming experience, but Tim met Bernie (who became his wife in 1974) and they remained in Mammoth for eight years. Tim became a supervisor on the ski school while Bernie ran the ski school office. Their son, Ben, was born in 1979 and the family moved to Bend, Oregon where Tim taught skiing at Mount Bachelor for two more years.

In 1983 the Titus family returned to Southern California, where Tim completed his teaching credential and was hired as an English teacher and assistant football coach at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana. After three years with the Monarchs, Tim was hired to teach English and serve as the defensive coordinator at Rubidoux High School in Riverside before eventually becoming the first head football coach at the new Jurupa Valley High School. He served in that capacity from 1989 to 1996, and was recognized by the Press Enterprise after the ’96 season as football coach of the year in Riverside County. In 1997 he joined the football staff at Riverside Community College and eventually retired from coaching in 2001.

Following his tenure at Jurupa Valley, Tim earned his MA in educational counseling from Azusa Pacific University and was instrumental in helping develop a school for expelled students in the Jurupa Unified School District, where he continued to teach until his retirement in 2010. Tim and Bernie now live in the Seattle area to be near their son, Ben, his wife Shannon, and their three grandsons.