USC National Championships
Pete Carroll
Pete Carroll

Posted May 16, 2007


USC has long dominated the world of intercollegiate athletics. In fact, it could be argued that Troy was the “Collegiate Athletic Program of the 20th Century.” USC men and women have combined for 106 national team titles (the NCAA only recognizes 95 of these titles because technically Football does not have an NCAA Championship in Division 1-A).

Trojan men’s teams are tops in the nation in NCAA championships with 73 — more than any other university. Overall, USC’s men have won 86 national championships. USC has won the National Collegiate All-Sports Championship--an annual ranking by USA Today (previously The Knoxville Journal) of the country’s top men’s athletic programs — 6 times (1971-72-74-75-77-80) since its inception in 1971. USC’s women are also a force, with 20 national team titles, all since 1976. From 1959-60 to 1984-85, USC put together an amazing streak. In each of those 26 years, at least one Trojan team won a national championship (including five crowns in both 1962-63 and 1976-77).Following is a list with the coaches of the winning teams.

MEN'S TEAM TITLES (86)

Football (11)
1928 Howard Jones
1931 Howard Jones
1932 Howard Jones
1939 Howard Jones
1962 John McKay
1967 John McKay
1972 John McKay
1974 John McKay
1978 John Robinson
2003 Pete Carroll
2004 Pete Carroll

Baseball (12)
1948 Sam Barry, Rod Dedeaux
1958 Rod Dedeaux
1961 Rod Dedeaux
1963 Rod Dedeaux
1968 Rod Dedeaux
1970 Rod Dedeaux
1971 Rod Dedeaux
1972 Rod Dedeaux
1973 Rod Dedeaux
1974 Rod Dedeaux
1978 Rod Dedeaux
1998 Mike Gillespie

Gymnastics (1)
1962 Jack Beckner

Indoor Track and Field (2)
1967 Vern Wolfe
1972 Vern Wolfe

Swimming and Diving (9)
1960 Peter Daland
1963 Peter Daland
1964 Peter Daland
1965 Peter Daland
1966 Peter Daland
1974 Peter Daland
1975 Peter Daland
1976 Peter Daland
1977 Peter Daland

Tennis (16)
1946 William Moyle
1951 Louis Wheeler
1955 George Toley
1958 George Toley
1962 George Toley
1963 George Toley
1964 George Toley
1966 George Toley
1967 George Toley
1968 George Toley
1969 George Toley
1976 George Toley (tie)
1991 Dick Leach
1993 Dick Leach
1994 Dick Leach
2002 Dick Leach

Track and Field (26)
1926 Dean Cromwell
1930 Dean Cromwell
1931 Dean Cromwell
1935 Dean Cromwell
1936 Dean Cromwell
1937 Dean Cromwell
1938 Dean Cromwell
1939 Dean Cromwell
1940 Dean Cromwell
1941 Dean Cromwell
1942 Dean Cromwell
1943 Dean Cromwell
1949 Jess Hill
1950 Jess Hill
1951 Jess Mortensen
1952 Jess Mortensen
1953 Jess Mortensen
1954 Jess Mortensen
1955 Jess Mortensen
1958 Jess Mortensen
1961 Jess Mortensen
1963 Vern Wolfe
1965 Vern Wolfe (tie)
1967 Vern Wolfe
1968 Vern Wolfe
1976 Vern Wolfe

Volleyball (6)
1949 Hans Vogel (USVBA)
1950 Hans Vogel (USVBA)
1977 Ernie Hix
1980 Ernie Hix
1988 Bob Yoder
1990 Jim McLaughlin

Water Polo (3)
1999 John Williams, Jovan Vavic
2003 Jovan Vavic
2005 Jovan Vavic

WOMEN'S TEAM TITLES (20)

Basketball (2)
1983 Linda Sharp
1984 Linda Sharp

Golf (1)
2003 Andrea Gaston

Swimming and Diving (1)
1997 Mark Schubert

Tennis (7)
1977 Dave Borelli (AIAW)
1977 Dave Borelli (USTA)
1978 Dave Borelli (USTA)
1979 Dave Borelli (AIAW)
1980 Dave Borelli (AIAW)
1983 Dave Borelli
1985 Dave Borelli

Track and Field (1)
2001 Ron Allice

Volleyball (6)
1976 Chuck Erbe (AIAW)
1977 Chuck Erbe (AIAW)
1980 Chuck Erbe (AIAW)
1981 Chuck Erbe
2002 Mick Haley
2003 Mick Haley

Water Polo (2)
1999 Jovan Vavic (NCWWP)
2004 Jovan Vavic



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