Long Beach State

Official Name: 
California State University (At Long Beach)
Nickname: 
49ers
Mailing Address: 

1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840

Telephone: 
(562) 985-7978
Fax: 
(562) 985-8197
Enrollment: 
32,125
Arena: 

The Pyramid
Capacity: 5,000
Year Opened: 1994

School Colors: 
Black and Gold
Conference: 

Big West (since 1970)

Final AP Top 10 Rankings: 

(3) 1972, 1973, and 1974

NCAA Division I Tournament Appearances: 

(8) 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1993, 1995, and 2007
7-9 record (.438)
Regional runner-up in 1971 and 1972

NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances: 

(1) 1961
1-1 record (.500)

NIT Appearances: 

(5) 1980, 1988, 1990, 1992, and 2000
2-5 record (.286)

All-Time Winningest Coach: 

Jerry Tarkanian (five years from 1969-73, 121-20 record, .858)

All-Time Scoring Leader: 

Lucious Harris (2,312 points from 1990-93)

All-Time Rebounding Leader: 

Francois Wise (896 from 1977-80)

Single-Game Individual Scoring Record: 

Ed Ratleff (45 points as sophomore vs. St. Mary's on 12/10/70)

All-American Selections: 

(2) Ed Ratleff (1972 and 1973)

NCAA Consensus First-Team All-Americans: 

(2) Ed Ratleff (1972 and 1973)

Individual Single-Game Scoring Record Box Score:

Ed Ratleff (45 vs. St. Mary's)
December 10, 1970 (sophomore/20 ppg)

1

2

Total

Long Beach State

57

53

110

St. Mary's

35

41

76

Name

FG

FT

PTS

McWilliams

2

2-3

6

Terry

9

2-2

20

Trapp

6

1-4

13

Taylor

3

2-2

8

Ratleff

20

5-7

45

Nixon

0

0-0

0

McLucas

3

0-0

6

Williams

3

2-2

8

Sullivan

0

0-0

0

Lynn

1

0-0

2

Miller

0

2-4

2

Ewasky

0

0-0

0

Totals

47

16-24

110

Percentages

.667

Name

FG

FT

PTS

R. Brown

6

1-2

13

Johnston

3

2-2

8

H. Brown

4

4-5

12

Davak

4

3-4

11

Hill

2

6-10

10

Carey

1

0-0

2

Stimson

1

0-1

2

Mason

2

0-0

4

Lombard

3

0-1

6

Montova

2

0-0

4

Glover

1

2-2

4

Totals

29

18-27

76

Percentages

.667

Coach

Seasons

Years

Record

W-L %

Best Season(s)

Record

Herm Schwarzkopf

2

1951-52

13-27

.325

1952

10-13

Earl C. Kidd

5

1953-57

40-66

.377

1955

10-7

William Patterson

3

1958-60

33-33

.500

1960

15-7

Dick Perry

7

1961-67

83-96

.464

1965

17-9

Randy Sandefur

1

1968

12-13

.480

1968

12-13

Jerry Tarkanian

5

1969-73

121-20

.858

1973

26-3

Robert "Lute" Olson

1

1974

24-2

.923

1974

24-2

Dwight Jones

4

1975-78

70-40

.636

1977

21-8

Fred "Tex" Winter

5

1979-83

78-69

.531

1980

22-12

Dave Buss

1

1984

9-19

.321

1984

9-19

Ron Palmer

3

1985-87

23-64

.264

1987

12-19

Joe Harrington

3

1988-90

53-36

.596

1990

23-9

Seth Greenberg

6

1991-96

105-70

.600

1993

22-10

Wayne Morgan

6

1997-2002

91-84

.520

2000

24-6

Larry Reynolds

5

2003-07

63-83

.432

2007

24-8

Dan Monson

4

2008-11

60-68

.469

2011

22-12

  • All-Time W-L Record: 855-787 (.521) from 1951 through 2011.
  • NOTES: Long Beach State (CA) moved up to major-college status in 1970
  • The 49ers vacated nine NCAA Tournament games in 1971 (2-1 record), 1972 (2-1) and 1973 (2-1) and 18 regular-season victories in 2006.