Bobby Dye

Bobby Dye (born May 16, 1937)

Teams coached: Cal State Fullerton Titans, Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners, Boise State Broncos
Cal State Fullerton record^: 109-78 (.583)
Cal State Bakersfield record^: 50-12 (.806)
Boise State record: 213-133 (.616)
Overall record^: 372-223 (.625)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1997-1998 Idaho Stampede
1983-1995 Boise State
1981-1983 Cal State Bakersfield
1973-1980 Cal State Fullerton
1967-1973 Santa Monica CC
1965-1967 Cerritos CC (asst)

Bobby Dye Facts

  • Robert Lloyd Dye
  • Born May 16, 1937
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, California
  • Alma Mater: Idaho State University (BA, 1962)
  • After graduating from Downey HS (CA), Dye started his college career at Fullerton JC (CA)
    • Transferred to Idaho State, where he played two years for head coach John Evans before graduating in 1962
  • Returned to Southern California, spending three years as the head coach at St. John Bosco HS in Bellflower, CA
  • Was an assistant for two years at Cerritos CC (CA) and then became the head coach at Santa Monica CC (CA) in 1967
    • Went 115–50 in six seasons at SMCC and won the CCCAA title in 1972
  • Hired in 1973 to be the head coach at Division II Cal State Fullerton; the program moved to Division I the following year
  • After a year away, Dye was hired as the head coach at then-Division II Cal State Bakersfield in 1981
    • Reached the D-II NCAA Final Four in each of his two years in Bakersfield, compiling a 50-12 overall record
  • Left for Boise State in 1983, where he would coach the Broncos for 12 years to finish out his collegiate coaching career
  • Came out of retirement in 1997 to become the first-ever head coach of the Idaho Stampede of the CBA
    • Went 25-31 in the team’s inaugural season, losing in the first round of the playoffs
    • Franchise eventually became a part of the NBA D-League (now G-League) and is now known as the Salt Lake City Stars
  • Retired for good after the season and moved back to his home state of California

Bobby Dye Coaching Tree

  • Donny Daniels (Cal State Fullerton)
  • Rod Jensen (College of Idaho, Boise State)


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I and Division II levels only; CSU Bakersfield was a Division II program during Dye’s tenure there, while CSU Fullerton was in Division II for Dye’s first season there