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May 24, 1989
George McQuarn, former basketball coach at Cal State Fullerton, was named an assistant at Arizona State, completing the staff under new Coach Bill Frieder.
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March 8, 1990 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bill Frieder has a right-hand man on his right, and a right-hand man on his left. They flank him on the Arizona State bench, one on either side, an ear for each. When Arizona State gets the ball, Lynn Archibald rises to his feet, calling out instructions. A turnover, and George McQuarn steps to the fore, shouting and holding up four fingers to signal the defense.
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March 5, 1986 | JOHN WEYLER, Times Staff Writer
Until the afternoon of Jan. 29, the thought of George McQuarn retiring from coaching was like Tommy Lasorda saying he didn't want to manage the Dodgers . . . or was too full for another egg roll. McQuarn, 44, is in his sixth season as Cal State Fullerton basketball coach, and in every season it has been obvious that he was a coach because he was destined to be. He was drill sergeant, father figure and supreme motivator. He exuded an air of intensity, discipline and dedication.
SPORTS
May 24, 1989
George McQuarn, former basketball coach at Cal State Fullerton, was named an assistant at Arizona State, completing the staff under new Coach Bill Frieder.
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May 23, 1989 | From Times wire services
George McQuarn, former head coach at Cal State Fullerton, today was named assistant basketball coach at Arizona State, completing the staff under new head Coach Bill Frieder, Athletic Director Charles Harris said. McQuarn, 48, compiled a 122-117 record from 1980 to '88 at Fullerton, where the Titans reached the NIT twice. In 1983, Fullerton lost to Arizona State 87-83 in the first round of the post-season tournament.
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November 12, 1988
I was relieved to see George McQuarn step down as Cal State Fullerton basketball coach. Not that McQuarn was a substandard coach, but rather because the program is in real need of a breath of fresh air. The Titans need new leadership that will be enthusiastic enough to welcome big games against Nevada Las Vegas and the like; and leadership that will be concerned enough to recruit high-caliber student-athletes interested in both their education and...
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November 4, 1988
George McQuarn resigned as Cal State Fullerton basketball coach Thursday, citing "personal reasons." McQuarn told the players of his decision in Titan Gym before practice. "It was just the average ordinary day, but before we had a chance to stretch he called us over in a little huddle and explained to us that as of 3 o'clock he'd resigned," said Derek Jones, a senior forward.
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December 23, 1986 | JIM McCURDIE, Times Staff Writer
Cal State Fullerton Coach George McQuarn had hoped his team would make it through December with enough victories to have their egos intact for January and the start of Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. play. It appears he needn't worry. This is some of what the Titans have accomplished in seven games this season: --They have a six-game winning streak which is their longest since the middle of the 1983-84 season.
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May 23, 1989 | ROBYN NORWOOD
George McQuarn, who abruptly resigned as Cal State Fullerton's basketball coach less than a month before last season began, has accepted a job as an assistant to Coach Bill Frieder at Arizona State, McQuarn said Monday. McQuarn, who has worked in a contracting business the past six months, said in January that he did not miss coaching and did not plan to coach again. But he changed his mind during the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. tournament, he said. "I didn't really miss basketball during the regular season," McQuarn said.
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December 15, 1987 | Robyn Norwood
Substantial lineup changes are in store for the Cal State Fullerton men's basketball team, Coach George McQuarn said Monday, two days after the Titans' third loss in four games this season. The Titans have struggled largely because of poor inside play, and McQuarn said he plans moves to change that. Henry Turner, the Titans' second-leading scorer last season, will move from wing to power forward as soon as he returns from an ankle injury that has sidelined him two games, McQuarn said.
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May 23, 1989 | ROBYN NORWOOD
George McQuarn, who abruptly resigned as Cal State Fullerton's basketball coach less than a month before last season began, has accepted a job as an assistant to Coach Bill Frieder at Arizona State, McQuarn said Monday. McQuarn, who has worked in a contracting business the past six months, said in January that he did not miss coaching and did not plan to coach again. But he changed his mind during the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. tournament, he said. "I didn't really miss basketball during the regular season," McQuarn said.
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May 23, 1989 | From Times wire services
George McQuarn, former head coach at Cal State Fullerton, today was named assistant basketball coach at Arizona State, completing the staff under new head Coach Bill Frieder, Athletic Director Charles Harris said. McQuarn, 48, compiled a 122-117 record from 1980 to '88 at Fullerton, where the Titans reached the NIT twice. In 1983, Fullerton lost to Arizona State 87-83 in the first round of the post-season tournament.
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February 12, 1989 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
When George McQuarn was the basketball coach at Cal State Fullerton, he had a trademark line, no matter if the decision at hand involved disciplining a player, attacking a defense or picking a hotel. "I can't tell you what I'm gonna do," McQuarn would say to his assistants, "but I can tell you what I'm not gonna do." McQuarn was sitting in a meeting with University President Jewel Plummer Cobb and most of the Fullerton head coaches Nov.
SPORTS
November 12, 1988
I was relieved to see George McQuarn step down as Cal State Fullerton basketball coach. Not that McQuarn was a substandard coach, but rather because the program is in real need of a breath of fresh air. The Titans need new leadership that will be enthusiastic enough to welcome big games against Nevada Las Vegas and the like; and leadership that will be concerned enough to recruit high-caliber student-athletes interested in both their education and...
SPORTS
November 4, 1988
George McQuarn resigned as Cal State Fullerton basketball coach Thursday, citing "personal reasons." McQuarn told the players of his decision in Titan Gym before practice. "It was just the average ordinary day, but before we had a chance to stretch he called us over in a little huddle and explained to us that as of 3 o'clock he'd resigned," said Derek Jones, a senior forward.
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December 15, 1987 | Robyn Norwood
Substantial lineup changes are in store for the Cal State Fullerton men's basketball team, Coach George McQuarn said Monday, two days after the Titans' third loss in four games this season. The Titans have struggled largely because of poor inside play, and McQuarn said he plans moves to change that. Henry Turner, the Titans' second-leading scorer last season, will move from wing to power forward as soon as he returns from an ankle injury that has sidelined him two games, McQuarn said.
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November 30, 1986 | JIM McCURDIE, Times Staff Writer
Some of the same guys who were partly responsible for his quitting helped talk George McQuarn out of an early retirement last winter, proving once again that basketball coaches make strange bedfellows. Late last January McQuarn decided he no longer wanted to coach. Not just leave Cal State Fullerton, but get out of coaching, period. The pressures of a frustrating season were following him off the court, creeping into his personal life, and doing a reverse pivot with his psyche. On Jan.
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March 8, 1990 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bill Frieder has a right-hand man on his right, and a right-hand man on his left. They flank him on the Arizona State bench, one on either side, an ear for each. When Arizona State gets the ball, Lynn Archibald rises to his feet, calling out instructions. A turnover, and George McQuarn steps to the fore, shouting and holding up four fingers to signal the defense.
SPORTS
December 23, 1986 | JIM McCURDIE, Times Staff Writer
Cal State Fullerton Coach George McQuarn had hoped his team would make it through December with enough victories to have their egos intact for January and the start of Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. play. It appears he needn't worry. This is some of what the Titans have accomplished in seven games this season: --They have a six-game winning streak which is their longest since the middle of the 1983-84 season.
SPORTS
November 30, 1986 | JIM McCURDIE, Times Staff Writer
Some of the same guys who were partly responsible for his quitting helped talk George McQuarn out of an early retirement last winter, proving once again that basketball coaches make strange bedfellows. Late last January McQuarn decided he no longer wanted to coach. Not just leave Cal State Fullerton, but get out of coaching, period. The pressures of a frustrating season were following him off the court, creeping into his personal life, and doing a reverse pivot with his psyche. On Jan.
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