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Pete Alamar
Position: Special Teams Coordinator
Alma Mater: Cal Lutheran '83
Experience: 3 Years
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Pete Alamar joined the Stanford staff in 2012 after serving as special teams coordinator and tight ends coach at Fresno State. The 2014 season is his third on The Farm.

A veteran of the Pac-12 Conference, Alamar also served as special teams coordinator and tight ends coach at California for seven seasons (2003-09), and had a six-year stay at Arizona where he worked primarily with special teams.

Alamar has coached on five teams that won at least 10 games -- two at Arizona, two at Cal and two at Stanford -- and has been a part of 11 bowl teams.

The special teams units made a big impact for Stanford in 2013. Ty Montgomery and the kickoff return unit ranked second nationally in return average at 27.4 yards/return. Montgomery returned two kickoffs for touchdowns, going 99 yards on the opening kickoff against Washington and a school-record 100 yards at Utah. The kickoff coverage unit was equally as good, allowing just 18.1 yards/return to rank 10th nationally.

Alamar was named Phil Steele's Special Teams Coach of the Year following the 2013 season.

Alamar steered Stanford’s 2012 special teams to a trio of top 40 NCAA rankings, including net punting (33rd - 38.49 yards/punt), punt returns (21st - 11.96 yards/return) and kickoff returns (39th - 23.09).

Stanford also led the Pac-12 and ranked 10th nationally in kickoff coverage, allowing just 18.2 yards/return during the 2012 season. Jordan Williamson made 16 of his 20 field goal attempts, including 13 of 14 inside 40 yards. Punter Ben Rhyne averaged 42.1 yards/punt with 10 kicks of 50 or more yards. He placed 15 punts inside the 20-yard line while notching just one touchback.


Alamar’s specialists Daniel Zychlinski and Williamson posted banner years in 2012 with Zychlinski ranking among the nation’s best punters at 43.12 yards/punt. Williamson delivered a series of clutch field goals at No. 1 Oregon, against UCLA in the Pac-12 Championship game and against Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl Game.

While at Fresno State, Alamar worked closely with punt returner Devon Wylie, who earned 2011 All-America honors from Yahoo! Sports (third team), Phil Steele (fourth team) and Sports Illustrated (honorable mention). Sophomore Isaiah Burse set NCAA FBS single-season records for most kickoff returns (75), most returns/game (5.8), kickoff return yardage (1,606) and most yards returned/game (123.5).

Recruiting Areas
California (Central Coast, Valley, Inland Empire), Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas (Houston, Southeastern), Nevada


In 2010, Alamar worked with two-time all-WAC kicker Kevin Goessling, who led the team in scoring with 105 points, making 21 of 26 field goals and 42 of 44 of his PATs. Jalen Saunders and Burse averaged over 20 yards on kick returns during the 2010 season under Alamar.

During his two years at Fresno State, the Bulldogs blocked 18 kicks.

Throughout Alamar’s seven seasons at Cal, the Golden Bears special teams were among the most electrifying units in the nation. Alamar coached All-America punt returner DeSean Jackson, who led the nation with an average of 18.2 yards/return and set a pair of Pac-10 records with four touchdown returns in 2006.

Sporting News rated Cal’s special teams as the best in the Pac-10 in its 2007 preview issue.

In 2008, Alamar mentored punter Bryan Anger, who was a finalist for the Ray Guy Award after earning first-team freshman All-America honors and second team all-conference accolades.
Alamar earned three letters as an offensive lineman at Western Oregon (1) and Cal Lutheran (2), and played on two national playoff teams, one at each school.

A native of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Alamar earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Cal Lutheran in 1983.

Pete and his wife, Tina, have three daughters -- Alicia, Alexandra and Amanda.


The Alamar File

Season

Program

Position

1983

Cal Poly

Graduate Assistant

1984

Louisiana-Lafayette

Graduate Assistant

1985-86

Cal Lutheran

Offensive Line

1987-88

Cal Poly

Running Backs

1991-92

James Madison

Tight Ends
Defensive Assistant

1993

Arizona

Graduate Assistant

1994

Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon     

Head Coach

1995

Arizona

Tight Ends

1996

Arizona

Special Teams
Tight Ends

1997

Arizona

Special Teams
Linebackers

1998-99

Arizona

Special Teams
Tight Ends

2000

Eastern Michigan

Offensive Coordinator
Offensive Line

2001-02

Eastern Michigan

Offensive Coordinator
Tight Ends

2003-09

California

Special Teams
Tight Ends

2010-11

Fresno State

Special Teams
Tight Ends

2012-14

Stanford

Special Teams Coordinator

 

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