Former Bulldog Bob Van Galder dies at age 83

Bulldog Sports

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Bob Van Galder has died.

Van Galder was an all-conference quarterback at Fresno State in 1960, and one year later he was an assistant coach on the Bulldogs’ team that went 10-0 and beat Bowling Green to win the 1961 Mercy Bowl.

Van Galder, who worked with the quarterbacks, worked under head coach Cecil Coleman that season. He would continue in his role as an assistant coach under head coaches Phil Krueger and Darryl Rogers.

Van Galder’s father, Clark Van Galder, was Fresno State’s head football coach from 1952-1958.

Bob Van Galder, who earned two letters in football and one in basketball at Fresno State, also served a stint as the Bulldogs’ assistant athletic director. A 1955 graduate of Fresno High School, he was 83 years old.

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