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Homer Beatty


Inducted February 1971

Born in Maricopa, attended William Penn School and Bakersfield High School. Was honor student, Spanish major and quarterback for BHS Drillers. Also played baseball and basketball. Starred at end for USC, earning All-Coast acclaim, graduating in 1936. Played three seasons with Los Angeles Bulldogs. Started coaching career at Porterville High in 1940. After World War II service in Air Force, he returned to Bakersfield High School and led Drillers from 1947 to 1952. Moving to Bakersfield College in 1953, he took Renegades to perfect [12-0] season and National JC and Junior Rose Bowl titles. Went to Santa Ana Junior College in 1959 and took Dons to Junior Rose Bowl. After that a LA State where his 25-2 record in three seasons included two national college-division crowns. Also coached Orange County Ramblers of Continental League, twice taking them to divisional titles. Overall coaching record of 185-36-2. Now director of Athletics at Cal State Los Angeles.