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March 11, 1990 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cedric Ceballos' four-minute benching at the start of a Cal State Fullerton basketball game Wednesday came five days after campus police were called to a dispute involving Ceballos and his girlfriend on campus, a Cal State University Police Department spokesperson said. Campus police were called to Fullerton's student housing at about 8 p.m. March 2 where Ceballos and his girlfriend were involved in a loud argument, Sgt. Sam Summerlin said. There were no criminal complaints filed, he said.
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November 27, 1992 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's amazing what a personable new coach can do for the collective psyche of a college basketball team. Former UCLA assistant Brad Holland replaced John Sneed at Cal State Fullerton last spring, and phrases such as "great attitude" and "togetherness" and "respect for the coaches" are suddenly emanating from the Titan locker room.
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January 4, 1990 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As ever, the possibility nags at the mind. Imagine if Nevada Las Vegas could hit its free throws. Cal State Fullerton, for one, would prefer not to. Twenty minutes into UNLV's game against Fullerton Wednesday, the Runnin' Rebels had bounced 13 free throws off the rim and backboard. To show for it, they had a 17-point lead. What's a poor opponent to do? Fullerton accepted its fate, losing, 94-66, in front of 19,010 in the Thomas & Mack Center.
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August 23, 1992 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Operation Desert Sneed has begun, and while it may not be the easiest of missions, it figures to be a lot of fun. John Sneed, fired as Cal State Fullerton's basketball coach after a four-year career that was at times exhilarating, often exasperating, but mostly frustrating, has experienced a renaissance of sorts since becoming Saudi Arabia's national team coach in June.
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November 27, 1992 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's amazing what a personable new coach can do for the collective psyche of a college basketball team. Former UCLA assistant Brad Holland replaced John Sneed at Cal State Fullerton last spring, and phrases such as "great attitude" and "togetherness" and "respect for the coaches" are suddenly emanating from the Titan locker room.
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June 16, 1992 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Former Cal State Fullerton basketball Coach John Sneed has signed a two-year contract as coach of the Saudi Arabian National team, Sneed said Monday. Sneed coached the Titans for four years, including an interim year. His contract was not renewed after the end of last season. Fullerton was 55-59 including 12-16 last season under Sneed. "It's a little different," Sneed said about his new job. "It's all going to be new to me. It's a different challenge."
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March 10, 1989
Cal State Fullerton's John Sneed won another game as the Titans' acting coach Thursday, and Athletic Director Ed Carroll announced afterward that the search for a coach has been completed. "The committee's work is done," Carroll said after Fullerton's 87-86 overtime victory over Utah State. Fullerton interviewed three candidates for the job, but two withdrew, leaving only Sneed.
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March 12, 1989 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Cal State Fullerton ended its basketball season Friday night with a loss to Nevada Las Vegas but applied the finishing touch Saturday by naming John Sneed as its basketball coach, giving him a three-year contract. Sneed, 40, was named acting coach when George McQuarn resigned Nov. 3. He guided the Titans to a 16-13 season that included an upset of Nevada Las Vegas. Sneed was an assistant under McQuarn for eight years.
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March 10, 1990 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Cal State Fullerton's Cedric Ceballos was benched for the first four minutes of a game against UC Irvine Wednesday for reasons other than being late for practice after attending the memorial service for Hank Gathers. Fullerton Coach John Sneed has been criticized for being insensitive in benching Ceballos. "If he'd never gone to the funeral he still would've been benched, " Sneed said. "That had nothing to do with it. I would never punish Cedric for going to a funeral.
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November 9, 1988
Cal State Fullerton's basketball team, under acting coach John Sneed, makes its first public appearance of the season in an intrasquad scrimmage at 7:30 tonight in Titan Gym. Sneed replaced George McQuarn, who resigned suddenly Thursday citing "personal reasons."
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June 16, 1992 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Former Cal State Fullerton basketball Coach John Sneed has signed a two-year contract as coach of the Saudi Arabian National team, Sneed said Monday. Sneed coached the Titans for four years, including an interim year. His contract was not renewed after the end of last season. Fullerton was 55-59 including 12-16 last season under Sneed. "It's a little different," Sneed said about his new job. "It's all going to be new to me. It's a different challenge."
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March 17, 1992 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Sneed's sometimes tumultuous four-year tenure as Cal State Fullerton basketball coach came to an end Monday when the school announced that his contract would not be renewed for next season. Sneed, 43, guided the Titans to a 55-59 record and won only two of six Big West Conference tournament games. Fullerton Athletic Director Bill Shumard cited a need "for new leadership" and a belief that "someone else can take us to a higher level" as primary reasons for the change.
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March 17, 1992 | MIKE PENNER
"I hope this job is a little easier to keep than it was to get." John Sneed, March 11, 1989 And who says John Sneed doesn't have a sense of humor? Looking back on Sneed's just-completed tenure as men's head basketball coach at Cal State Fullerton, about the only thing that didn't register up, up and off the agony chart was the lobbying process for the job.
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March 17, 1992 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Sneed's sometimes tumultuous four-year tenure as Cal State Fullerton basketball coach ended Monday when the school announced that his contract will not be renewed for next season. Sneed, 43, guided the Titans to a 55-59 record and won only two of six Big West Conference tournament games. Bill Shumard, Fullerton athletic director, cited a need "for new leadership" and a belief that "someone else can take us to a higher level" as primary reasons for the change.
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March 17, 1992 | From Associated Press
The contract of Cal State Fullerton men's basketball Coach John Sneed will not be renewed for next season, it was announced Monday. Sneed, 43, was appointed interim head coach on Nov. 3, 1988, after George McQuarn resigned following eight seasons as Fullerton's head coach. Sneed guided the Titans to a 16-13 record in his first season and was rewarded with a three-year contract, which expires at the end of March.
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February 26, 1992 | MIKE PENNER
If John Sneed hasn't seen the handwriting on the wall, he's seen the small print on Page 23 of the Feb. 12 NCAA News. It is a classified ad, posted by his school's athletic department, and it announces that the school is now accepting applications for "future coaching openings." He knows Cal State Fullerton isn't looking for a baseball coach.
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March 14, 1991 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nine members of the Cal State Fullerton basketball team, including five of the Titans' top seven players, met with Athletic Director Steve DiTolla for two hours Wednesday, airing their concerns with the program and Coach John Sneed. "We let the athletic director know what was going on," said Joe Small, Fullerton's leading scorer. "I'm not sure what will happen, but the meeting went OK."
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March 15, 1991 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Fullerton basketball Coach John Sneed held individual meetings with team members Thursday in an effort to resolve conflicts with his players. "There's been some very positive progress," said Sneed, who met with all but one team member. "At this point, I think our problems can be ironed out. I feel much better about things today."
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March 15, 1991 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Fullerton basketball Coach John Sneed held individual meetings with team members Thursday in an effort to resolve conflicts with his players. "There's been some very positive progress," said Sneed, who met with all but one team member. "At this point, I think our problems can be ironed out. I feel much better about things today."
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March 14, 1991 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nine members of the Cal State Fullerton basketball team, including five of the Titans' top seven players, met with Athletic Director Steve DiTolla for two hours Wednesday, airing their concerns with the program and Coach John Sneed. "We let the athletic director know what was going on," said Joe Small, Fullerton's leading scorer. "I'm not sure what will happen, but the meeting went OK."
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