Wednesday, May 29, 2013

CSM track legend Berny Wagner dies

A legendary figure of the College of San Mateo track and field, and cross country programs, has died.

Berny Wagner died Monday after spending his last moments with his family.

Wagner’s career was nothing short of spectacular and is widely considered one of the greatest coaches track and field of all time.

Wagner’s first college coaching position was at College of San Mateo following thirteen years of teaching and coaching at high schools including San Mateo High School.

During his finals years, Wagner was retired and lived in Corvallis near Oregon State University. where he coached following his tremendous success at CSM.

During his three years at College of San Mateo, Wagner’s teams dominated the competition. The Bulldog track team won 29 out of 31 meets, the Golden Gate Conference Championship in 1964 and 1965, as well as the West Coast Relays Championship in 1964. His cross country teams posted similar success with 25 wins against only one loss and conference championships in 1963 and 1964.

Wagner was inducted in the CSM Hall of Fame in its innagural class.

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