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June 6, 1990 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Larry Cochell, Cal State Fullerton's baseball coach, tempers the frustration of the Titans' College World Series performance by looking at the bigger picture. A 14-4 loss to Oklahoma State Saturday and an 8-7, 12-inning loss to The Citadel Monday in Omaha's Rosenblatt Stadium won't exactly be fond memories for Cochell. The Titans, who looked so good while winning the NCAA Central Regional at Austin, Tex.
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May 3, 2005 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
Larry Cochell was one of college baseball's biggest winners in nearly four decades of coaching at several schools, including Cal State Fullerton and Cal State Los Angeles, but his use of a racial epithet may have ended an otherwise distinguished career. Cochell, 65, resigned as Oklahoma's coach Sunday after using a slur to describe one of his African American players during off-camera interviews with ESPN last week.
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July 6, 1990 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One high school baseball player who had signed with Cal State Fullerton said he will follow former Titan Coach Larry Cochell and pitching coach Vern Ruhle to the University of Oklahoma. And two players who were planning to transfer to Fullerton from four-year colleges appear ready to jump on the Sooner shuttle. In addition, two players who had signed with Fullerton are wavering in their commitments in the wake of Cochell's resignation Tuesday to accept the Oklahoma job.
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May 2, 2005 | From Associated Press
Oklahoma baseball Coach Larry Cochell resigned Sunday, five days after using a racial slur during interviews with ESPN. Cochell submitted a letter of resignation to school President David Boren, who had met hours earlier with Athletic Director Joe Castiglione and members of the university's black community. "A good and caring man has made a terrible mistake for which he must assume responsibility," Boren said in a statement.
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June 10, 1988
Larry Cochell, Cal State Fullerton coach, has been named national coach of the year by Collegiate Baseball magazine. Cochell, 48, brought the Titans to the College World Series in his first season as Fullerton's coach. In guiding Fullerton to Omaha, Cochell became only the third person to coach two schools in the Series, joining Ron Polk (Georgia Southern and Mississippi State) and Ron Petroff (Northern Colorado and Rider).
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October 27, 1989
Larry Cochell, Cal State Fullerton baseball coach, said Thursday he has ended discussions with Tennessee about its vacant baseball coaching job. Cochell has decided against traveling to Knoxville to look at Tennessee's facilities and further discuss the job, he said. "I'm extremely happy (at Fullerton) with the support the administration and staff have given me," Cochell said in a prepared statement. "The tradition is here and the new stadium is coming.
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May 2, 2005 | From Associated Press
Oklahoma baseball Coach Larry Cochell resigned Sunday, five days after using a racial slur during interviews with ESPN. Cochell submitted a letter of resignation to school President David Boren, who had met hours earlier with Athletic Director Joe Castiglione and members of the university's black community. "A good and caring man has made a terrible mistake for which he must assume responsibility," Boren said in a statement.
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July 3, 1990 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Larry Cochell, baseball coach at Cal State Fullerton, will be named head coach at the University of Oklahoma today, The Times has learned. Cochell's selection was to be announced at a news conference today in Norman. Reports of Cochell's selection were published today in the Norman Transcript and the Tulsa Tribune. Cochell, 49, was head coach at Oral Roberts University for 10 years, where he developed the team into a national power.
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October 24, 1989 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cal State Fullerton baseball Coach Larry Cochell has held discussions with University of Tennessee Athletic Director Doug Dickey about the school's vacant baseball coaching job and might travel to Knoxville for further talks, Cochell confirmed Monday. Cochell, 49, has been at Fullerton for two seasons, guiding the Titans to the College World Series in his first season after replacing Augie Garrido, but finishing with the Titans' worst record since 1973 last year, 30-27.
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August 9, 1990 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three former Orange County high school baseball players and one from Diamond Bar have made oral commitments to attend the University of Oklahoma and play for Larry Cochell, the former Cal State Fullerton coach.
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August 2, 1996 | LON EUBANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The baseball coach who follows Augie Garrido at Cal State Fullerton will walk in a big shadow. But Oklahoma Coach Larry Cochell, who did it for three years when Garrido left after 1987 season to coach at Illinois, says he still feels good about that experience. "Any time you replace someone who has been that successful, it's a challenge, and you can expect to have some comparisons," Cochell said Thursday. "Augie is Cal State Fullerton baseball. He was then and he is now.
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May 31, 1992 | MIKE PENNER
Home, at various points during Larry Cochell's life, has been Lebanon, Ore., Arizona State, Utah State, Emporia State, Creighton University, Cal State Los Angeles, Oral Roberts, Northwestern, Cal State Fullerton and, for the moment, the University of Oklahoma. They are bus stops on the road to 878 college baseball victories, off ramps in a career seemingly devoted to coaching as many good 19-year-old players within as many area codes as possible.
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August 9, 1990 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three former Orange County high school baseball players and one from Diamond Bar have made oral commitments to attend the University of Oklahoma and play for Larry Cochell, the former Cal State Fullerton coach.
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July 18, 1990 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stop at any of the nation's major college baseball ports of call--Omaha, Miami, Austin, Tex., Wichita, Kan.--say you're with the Cal State Fullerton baseball team, and you'll never get the response: "Cal State Who?" With two national championships and six College World Series appearances in the past 16 years, Fullerton is a titan among college baseball programs, much the way USC is in football and Georgetown is in basketball.
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July 12, 1990 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The days of thunder have passed for the Cal State Fullerton baseball team, which was rocked last week by the resignation of Coach Larry Cochell, who went to the University of Oklahoma and took coveted pitching coach Vern Ruhle with him. But Jason Hutchins, a former Golden West College and Woodbridge High School pitcher who signed with the Titans last spring, has found himself amid another storm--far away from Fullerton or Norman, Okla.--that was spawned by Cochell's move.
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July 6, 1990 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One high school baseball player who had signed with Cal State Fullerton said he will follow former Titan Coach Larry Cochell and pitching coach Vern Ruhle to the University of Oklahoma. And two players who were planning to transfer to Fullerton from four-year colleges appear ready to jump on the Sooner shuttle. In addition, two players who had signed with Fullerton are wavering in their commitments in the wake of Cochell's resignation Tuesday to accept the Oklahoma job.
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August 28, 1987 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Cal State Fullerton may name a replacement for baseball coach Augie Garrido as soon as this afternoon, and it is likely to be Northwestern Coach Larry Cochell, who coached at Cal State Los Angeles from 1972-76 and spent 10 years as head coach at Oral Roberts.
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September 4, 1987 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
Larry Cochell, the Northwestern University coach who was unable to reach terms with Cal State Fullerton during an interview trip here last week, Thursday was named Titan baseball coach. He succeeds Augie Garrido, who last month resigned to become head coach at Illinois. Cochell, 47, was widely rumored to be Fullerton's choice for the job and apparently was so close to agreeing that Fullerton officials tentatively planned an announcement last Friday.
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July 5, 1990 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A longing to return to the state he calls home was not the only thing that drew Larry Cochell to the University of Oklahoma. Cochell, who resigned as Cal State Fullerton's baseball coach Tuesday to accept the job as Sooner coach, left for a financial package that he said will "put me in a good position for the rest of my life."
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July 4, 1990 | MIKE PENNER
Augie Garrido was on the phone, returning one of the dozen messages that awaited him Tuesday evening in his Austin, Tex., hotel room. As usual, his vocal cords were cranked to buzz-saw speed. "Just got back from Japan. TO-KEE-YO!" Garrido exclaimed. "We got our butts kicked. Lost four out of five to the Japanese collegiate champion. They're way ahead of us, lemme tell you. They're all 22, 23 years old and they play like their lives depend on it. Uncle Sam, glad to see ya.
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