Pete Alamar Named Tight Ends, Specials Teams Coach

June 10, 2003

BERKELEY - Pete Alamar, who brings 20 years of collegiate coaching experience, including the past three seasons as offensive coordinator at Eastern Michigan, has been named Cal's tight ends and special teams coach, Golden Bear head coach Jeff Tedford announced Tuesday.

Prior to his stint at EMU, Alamar served as an assistant coach at Arizona, where he oversaw various areas of the Wildcat program. From 1995-96 and again from 1998-99, he served as tight ends coach, while he was inside linebackers coach in 1997. Alamar also coached UA's special teams during that period.

'We feel very good that, at this time of the year, we were able to hire such a quality person who has Pac-10 experience with both tight ends and special teams,' Tedford said. 'Pete understands our conference, and he was a well-respected coach at Arizona in the same capacity he'll have with us at Cal.'

Alamar, 42, first began his affiliation with Arizona in 1993 as a graduate assistant working with the defensive line. He then coached wide receivers in the spring of '94 before accepting the head coaching position at the Universidad Autonoma De Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico.

Alamar started his coaching career at as graduate assistant at Cal Poly in 1983. He moved to Louisiana-Lafayette as a graduate assistant in 1984, then was a member of the Cal Lutheran staff as offensive line coach, recruiting coordinator and administrative assistant from 1985-87. Alamar returned to Cal Poly in 1987 as running backs coach and recruiting coordinator.

Following the 1989 season, Alamar entered private business as the co-owner of Mirage Racing Products for two years. Then in 1991, he returned to college football as a defensive assistant and tight ends coach at James Madison before taking his position at Arizona in '93.

A native of Phoenix, Ariz., Alamar graduated magna cum laude from Cal Lutheran in 1983. He and his wife, Tina, have a daughter, Alicia (17), and twin daughters, Alexandra and Amanda (13).

Alamar replaces Dave Ungerer, who accepted a similar position at Alabama last month.

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