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Former San Jose State athletics director dies

Jan 3, 2007 3:55:33 PM

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Former San Jose State football player, coach and athletics director Bob Bronzan died December 10 at the age of 87.

Bronzan played at San Jose State from 1937-39 and was an honorable mention all-America selection during the team’s perfect 13-0 season in 1939. After a stint in the Air Force during World War II, Bronzan returned to San  Jose State as an assistant coach from 1946-49.

In 1950, Bronzan was appointed head coach at the school. After his seven-year tenure at the helm, he served as the university’s athletics director from 1960-71. He also worked as a professor in the human performance department from 1946-80.

Bronzan is one of five recipients of the National Association of College Directors of Athletics Merit Award. In 2005, NACDA honored him with the James J. Corbett Memorial Award.

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