March 12, 2010
OCC’s Holley moves on Orange Coast College tailback Ray Holley, who set a school single-season record with 1,457 rushing yards last fall, has accepted a full scholarship to play for Louisiana Tech, OCC football coach Mike Taylor said Friday. Holley, a 5-foot-9, 190-pounder, scored 18 of OCC’s 20 rushing touchdowns and produced 97.2% of the team’s rushings yards on his way to first-team All-National Division honors. Holley finished No. 3 in the state in rushing yards per game (145.
March 5, 2004
Dick Tucker, a former Orange Coast College football coach, has been inducted into the California Community College Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He will be honored during an induction ceremony, March 20 at the Elks Club in Visalia. The association's Hall of Fame has a room at the Elks Club devoted to honorees and also includes plaques, pictures and names of Hall of Fame members. Tucker coached the Pirates from 1962 to 1985. In his second year of coaching the Bucs, Tucker guided OCC to an undefeated season and a national championship, capped by a 21-0 victory over Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in the Junior Rose Bowl.
October 3, 2003
Bryce Alderton When Dartangan Johnson walks into LeBard Stadium wearing a Santa Ana College uniform for Saturday night's Mission Conference matchup with host Orange Coast, he will be thinking about former teammates and friends he met while starring at Newport Harbor High and the three games he has already played there. He will probably talk to them before the game during warmups and exchange a smile or two. But that is where the pleasantries end. Once the whistle blows for the 6 p.m. kickoff, Newport Harbor's career rushing leader has one goal on his mind: winning.
January 23, 2002
COSTA MESA - Brandon Hall, a 6-foot-4 230-pound tight end for the Orange Coast College team last fall, will play for the University of California Berkeley, Pirates Coach Mike Taylor said Tuesday. Hall, OCC's lone unanimous selection for the first-team offense of the All-Mission Conference Central Division, finished with 295 yards and two touchdowns on 26 receptions. Hall, who was also an honorable mention on J.C. Grid-Wire's All-American picks, is attempting to enroll in spring classes and get acquainted with the Bears coached by Jeff Tedford.
November 30, 2001
Orange Coast College's Brandon Hall and Vince Strang headline a cast of 10 Pirates who earned All-Mission Conference Central Division laurels. Hall, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound sophomore tight end, was OCC's lone unanimous selection for the first team offense. Hall, who was also an honorable mention on J.C. Grid-Wire's season-ending teams, finished with 295 yards and two touchdowns off 26 receptions. Strang, a 5-8, 155-pound sophomore, was the only player to earn a spot on two teams as he wound up on the second team as a wide receiver and on the defense's first team for his specialty as a punt returner.
November 17, 2001
Steve Virgen MISSION VIEJO - In a season plagued by injuries and inconsistency, the Orange Coast College football team has the opportunity to end its season by discovering its true identity. That's what Pirates Coach Mike Taylor hopes as the Bucs close out the year at Saddleback College today at 1 p.m. The Bucs (3-6, 1-4 in the Central division) will play the role of spoiler as the Gauchos (6-3, 3-1) are in line for a bowl game with a win over OCC that would give Saddleback sole possession of second place in the Mission Conference's Central Division.
November 11, 2001
Pirates Steve Virgen COSTA MESA - The Orange Coast College football team could have probably used some of the intensity a 1951 Pirates team showed in their time. At least that's what Sid Manning thought after he saw the 2001 Bucs surrender five passing touchdowns and lost a 39-16 Mission Conference Central division game to the visiting Fullerton Hornets Saturday, when OCC paid tribute to Coach Ray Rosso's '51 title team. "I thought (OCC) played pretty poorly," said Manning, an all-conference defensive end on the '51 Eastern Conference championship squad.