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May 27, 1999
Mike Batesole, baseball coach "The committee was very impressed with him and I felt we'd be very hard-pressed to find somebody more qualified, who has been around the block as many times as he has. I think he's going to do an outstanding job." * Ron Ponciano, football coach "It was obvious in the interview that he had great experience. We're moving forward and we have an athletic director and that's huge. I think we're all waiting and ready to go."
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January 18, 2001 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ
Ron Ponciano was hired Wednesday as football coach at Valley College, the school announced. He replaces Carl Ferrill, who left last season for medical reasons. Ponciano, 41, coached Cal State Northridge in 1998 but was fired in July 1999 after a school investigation into NCAA rules violations.
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August 21, 1999
While Cal State Northridge has completed the investigation into the misdeeds of former coach Ron Ponciano, they have not begun the investigation into their own behavior nor affixed responsibility where it truly belongs. Ponciano took the rap, but unexplained are the following conditions: an athletic department that is always operating at a deficit, a failure of the fund-raisers to produce the promised corporate sponsors for a sports arena, how to comply with the Dec. 31 deadline for the Cal-NOW gender-equity agreement, what would happen if the Big Sky Conference refuses to renew the university's membership, and why there is no tangible financial support from Valley residents and apathetic alumni.
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June 2, 2000 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The NCAA, in an indictment of the Cal State Northridge administration and former football coach Ron Ponciano, on Thursday put Northridge on three years' probation and banned its football team from postseason play in 2000 for numerous violations in recruiting, ethical conduct and institutional control.
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January 18, 2001 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ
Ron Ponciano was hired Wednesday as football coach at Valley College, the school announced. He replaces Carl Ferrill, who left last season for medical reasons. Ponciano, 41, coached Cal State Northridge in 1998 but was fired in July 1999 after a school investigation into NCAA rules violations.
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July 14, 1999 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Ponciano might not be coaching football this fall at Cal State Northridge, depending on the outcome of an internal investigation of the Matador program. But it's certain the team won't have new uniforms. While Ponciano awaits the outcome of his fate, the embattled coach was further deflated this week by news that school administrators have canceled plans to purchase 110 new uniforms, which have been made at a cost of $15,000 to a Van Nuys sporting goods company.
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July 28, 1999 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ
Ron Ponciano, fired two weeks ago as Cal State Northridge's football coach, said Tuesday he is close to joining the Valley College staff for the 1999 season. "I'm familiar with the school and it would be a real easy transition," Ponciano said. Carl Ferrill, Valley's first-year coach, said Ponciano would be the assistant head coach and work with defensive players. It would be the second stint for Ponciano at Valley.
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June 2, 2000 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The NCAA, in an indictment of the Cal State Northridge administration and former football coach Ron Ponciano, on Thursday put Northridge on three years' probation and banned its football team from postseason play in 2000 for numerous violations in recruiting, ethical conduct and institutional control.
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August 29, 1998 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ
It didn't take much prodding for Ron Ponciano, Cal State Northridge's first-year football coach, to get Foster Andersen back on the field. After all, there's only so many games a guy can watch on TV. Andersen, a longtime college and NFL assistant, is coaching Northridge's safeties. He held the same post in 1995-96, when Ponciano was the team's defensive coordinator. "We understand each other, we know each other," Andersen said of Ponciano. "I love coaching. All my life I've been doing this."
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August 12, 1999 | VINCE KOWALICK
Ron Ponciano broke a long list of NCAA rules as football coach at Cal State Northridge, including misappropriation of funds, overseeing a nonuniversity bank account and providing players with improper payments and meals, according to the findings of 2 1/2-month internal investigation, released Wednesday. The 130-page report also charged Ponciano with condoning on-campus alcohol and tobacco use by coaches and disregarding instructions from a campus compliance officer to stop team barbecues.
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June 2, 2000 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The NCAA, in an indictment of the Cal State Northridge administration and former football coach Ron Ponciano, on Thursday placed Northridge on three years' probation and banned its football team from postseason play in 2000 for numerous violations in recruiting, ethical conduct and institutional control.
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June 2, 2000 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ
They are nameless yet clearly named. From a former head football coach, who gets much of the blame, to a former athletic director to a former compliance officer, all share space in a hard-hitting NCAA infractions report on Cal State Northridge released Thursday. The admonishment and sanctions imposed come frequently attached to references of "lack of institutional control" of the school's athletic department, specifically the football program.
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June 1, 2000 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Cal State Northridge football program, the subject of a 10-month investigation by the NCAA, is expected to learn today whether the NCAA will impose sanctions for numerous rules violations allegedly committed during the one-year tenure of former coach Ron Ponciano. Jack Friedenthal, chair of the NCAA's Division I Committee on Infractions, will conduct a telephone news conference today to announce the decision regarding Northridge and, perhaps, Ponciano.
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August 26, 1999 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Ponciano is gone as coach at Cal State Northridge, but his legacy remains in the form of an exceptional freshman class. Predictably, few true freshmen figure to make a significant impact this season. But the future looks promising for a handful of players expected to flourish. Travis Campbell, a two-time Times' All-Ventura County defensive back from Westlake High, is penciled in behind Hassan Abdul-Malik at free safety. Crayton Milton, a 6-foot, 260-pound fullback from St.
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August 21, 1999
While Cal State Northridge has completed the investigation into the misdeeds of former coach Ron Ponciano, they have not begun the investigation into their own behavior nor affixed responsibility where it truly belongs. Ponciano took the rap, but unexplained are the following conditions: an athletic department that is always operating at a deficit, a failure of the fund-raisers to produce the promised corporate sponsors for a sports arena, how to comply with the Dec. 31 deadline for the Cal-NOW gender-equity agreement, what would happen if the Big Sky Conference refuses to renew the university's membership, and why there is no tangible financial support from Valley residents and apathetic alumni.
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August 13, 1999 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ
Slush funds. Illegal barbecues. Fraudulent expense reports. Improper actions by coaches. It's all there in the long-awaited Cal State Northridge report detailing NCAA infractions committed by the school's football program. The 130-page report, released Wednesday, spews all that went wrong under former coach Ron Ponciano, who was fired July 16. It paints Ponciano as a shady character bent on championing the football program's cause, rules be damned.
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December 3, 1998 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ
Ron Ponciano, who guided Cal State Northridge to within one victory of the Big Sky Conference football championship, on Wednesday was selected the conference's coach of the year. "That's quite a big honor," Ponciano said. "But I didn't get it by myself. One guy gets the credit, but it's really all the players and the [assistant] coaches who busted their butts all year." Ponciano, 39, turned the Matadors into Big Sky contenders in his first season as head coach.
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January 30, 1998 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Ponciano, defensive coordinator at San Jose State, is the leading candidate to become Cal State Northridge football coach, sources said Thursday. Paul Bubb, Northridge's athletic director, said he had not offered the job to any of the three finalists. He said the announcement could come this morning and the formal introduction early next week. "I'm still hopeful we can wrap up this thing [today]," Bubb said.
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August 12, 1999 | VINCE KOWALICK
Ron Ponciano broke a long list of NCAA rules as football coach at Cal State Northridge, including misappropriation of funds, overseeing a nonuniversity bank account and providing players with improper payments and meals, according to the findings of 2 1/2-month internal investigation, released Wednesday. The 130-page report also charged Ponciano with condoning on-campus alcohol and tobacco use by coaches and disregarding instructions from a campus compliance officer to stop team barbecues.
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August 6, 1999 | From Staff Reports
Ron Ponciano, fired July 16 as coach at Cal State Northridge, said he has been offered a job as defensive coordinator at McPherson College in Kansas. Ponciano is considering an offer to become an assistant at Valley College. Ponciano said he will accept an offer after completing his family's move from Northridge to his in-laws' home in Alta Loma. "I'm weighing all the differences but my priority now is moving my family out of this house," Ponciano said. "The decision will be made soon.
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