Jeff Tisdel

Jeff Tisdel

Jeff Tisdel is a football coach. He has achieved some notable success in each level of coaching he has engaged in, but is primarily known for his success at the junior college level. Noteworthy accomplishments include coaching the Nevada team in its first NCAA Division I-A bowl victory in the 1996 Las Vegas Bowl against Ball State and, between 2002-2005, leading Sierra College's football team to a nation-leading 37 game winning streak. Jeff was also the first quarterback for Nevada to play in Division I-AA and also the first quarterback to play for Chris Ault, who would become an eventual member of the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002. After taking the 2006-07 season off, Tisdel has returned to coaching his Sierra College team, which, as of November 1, 2007, was ranked second in Northern California.

Junior College

Jeff Tisdel has experienced his greatest successes at the junior college level, especially at Sierra College, where he brought a relative no-name program to national prominence at its level of competition by collecting three conference championships and, in his first year there, brought Sierra College to 2nd in the Bay Valley Conference. He also had notable success in his first head coaching position at Sacramento City College, where his teams won three Northern California Athletic League championships and where some players on his old teams still remain in the record books.

NCAA Experience

Jeff Tisdel's brief foray into coaching at the NCAA I-A record is somewhat more mixed, however. After his first year coaching at Nevada, when his team won the Big West Conference Championship and notched Nevada's first victory in an NCAA I-A bowl game, his teams were consistently mediocre until, in 1999, he coached Nevada to its worst record since 1975 at 3-8. In his defense, Nevada's schedule became progressively more difficult as his tenure went on. Also, his successor, Chris Tormey, coached Nevada to an even more futile 2-10 record the next year, the worst record since Dick Trachok's 1964 1-9 campaign.

Coaching Record

Year School Record Bowl
1996 Nevada 9-3 Las Vegas (W)
1997 Nevada 5-6
1998 Nevada 6-5
1999 Nevada 3-8
2000 Sierra College 5-5
2001 Sierra College 6-5 Shrine (L)
2002 Sierra College 10-1 Shrine (W)
2003 Sierra College 11-0 Shrine (W)
2004 Sierra College 11-0 Shrine (W)
2005 Sierra College 9-2 Holiday (JC) (W)
Career 23-22 (NCAA I-A), 91-24-1 (JC)

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