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'The Nubber' heads into the sunset
November 29th, 2007 7:45AM

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Legendary Seattle Pacific men's coach Cliff McCrath, who led the Falcons to five NCAA championships and won 597 victories in his 49 years of college coaching, has announced his retirement at the age of 71.

"The powers that be and I sat down and stared a number of things in the eye, not the least of which was a 7-6-7 season!  Albeit this meant our 37th consecutive winning season - a record that will be hard to beat - still had more 'ties' than Men's Wearhouse - which got my attention - and theirs! With seven seniors departing and the prospect of ramping up with a whole new team, we concurred it might be a good time for 'The Nubber' to head for that storied sunset!"

With those words 71-year-old Cliff McCrath announced his retirement as Seattle Pacific men's coach.

McCrath led the Falcons to five NCAA championships and won 597 victories in his 49 years of college coaching.

He qualified SPU for the NCAA playoffs in 30 of 38 years, including 10 trips to championship games.

The Falcons have achieved winning records for 37 straight seasons - a Division II record.

In all divisions of college sports, McCrath ranks second in coaching victories at 597. His coaching record at SPU is 512-190-87. His overall record is 597-233-95.

In 1993, he was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Assistant coach Mark Collings, a 2002 graduate of SPU, will replace McCrath.



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