San Diego State Aztecs logo. July 2013, but on January 17, the Mountain West’s board of directors voted to reinstate San College football strength and conditioning pdf State. San Diego State University was originally two separate schools. They decided to merge schools in 1921 to form San Diego State College.
The first school colors of SDSC were blue, white and gold. During the 1921 school year they had their first football game. The central athletic figure at San Diego State at the time was Charles E. He had originally been appointed in 1916 as a physical education instructor. After serving in World War I, President Hardy prevailed upon him to return and oversee the school’s athletics program.
Initially, Peterson taught all the men’s physical education classes and coached all the intercollegiate teams. After the athletic teams were established in 1921, media referred to the teams as “Staters” or “professors”. In the fall of 1924, Athletic Director C. Peterson urged the students to select a nickname and the school newspaper, The Paper Lantern, invited suggestions. Over the next few issues, names such as Panthers, Balboans and Thoroughbreds were suggested and submitted to a committee of Dean Al Peterson, C. In 1925, student leaders chose the nickname “Aztecs” over such other suggestions as “Balboans”. They felt the terminology was more representative of a southwest image and the selection met with no dissent.
In February 1925, President Hardy gave his formal approval to the “Aztec” nickname and teams adopted that identity within a week. 23 term but this became a problem because the colors were the same as St. It didn’t go over very well when one couldn’t tell the difference between an Aztec letterman’s sweater and a high school sweater. Also, purple and gold were the colors of Whittier College, a fierce conference rival at the time. Not to mention the fact that manufacturers of Aztec merchandise in that era refused to guarantee the color fastness of San Diego State’s purple hues. Associated Students president Terrence Geddis led the movement for a change and, after pushing for reconsideration of school colors, students finally got a chance to vote on the matter in December 1927.
That was followed by two days of voting the following month where students were to decide between Scarlet and Black and the previous colors, Purple and Gold. 201 in favor of Scarlet and Black and it has remained that ever since. Coryell coached a total 12 seasons with the Aztecs, using the philosophy of recruiting only junior college players. There, he compiled a record of 104 wins, 19 losses and 2 ties including a total of three undefeated seasons in 1966, 1968, and 1969. His teams had winning streaks of 31 and 25 games, and won three bowl games during his tenure.