Former Cal coach Roger Theder dies

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Former California football coach Roger Theder has died. He was 77.

The school said Theder died Saturday from complications from Parkinson's disease. Theder spent 10 seasons on the Cal coaching staff, including a four-year stretch as head coach from 1978-81.

He led the Golden Bears to their first bowl game in 21 years when they made it to the Garden State Bowl in 1979. He finished with an 18-27 career record.

Theder later was an assistant coach with the Baltimore Colts and San Diego Chargers in the NFL. He also had assistant coaching stints at Stanford and San Jose State.

Theder is survived by his wife, Marie, three children, Rick, Denae and Monique, and six grandchildren.

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