Tosh Lupoi Named Rivals Recruiter of the Year

Feb. 8, 2010

BERKELEY - Cal defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi was named the Rivals Recruiter of the Year on Monday. Lupoi is an integral member of a Cal coaching staff that was able to ink a 2010 signing class that ranked as high as No. 11 nationally by Rivals, with the Golden Bears posting the seventh-highest ranking according to the number of average stars per signee (3.58). ESPN listed Cal's 2010 signing class at No. 15, while Scout had the Bears at No. 29.

Lupoi, who completed his second season in his role as the Bears' defensive line coach in 2009, has been involved with the Cal football program since 2000 when he came to Berkeley as a freshman. He spent two seasons as a graduate assistant on the defensive side of the ball before being hired as the team's defensive line coach in January of 2008.

'While recruiting is a team effort and the whole staff played vital roles in our recruiting success, Tosh is worthy of being recognized as doing an exceptional job,' said Cal head coach Jeff Tedford. 'His dedication to develop strong relationships and communicate the great opportunities that Cal provides makes him a very strong recruiter.'

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