The new football coach for the 1961 season was Harold E. “Hal” Sherbeck. After graduating from the University of Montana in 1952 with a degree in health and physical education, Sherbeck traveled to Big Sidney, Montana (population 800) to accept the head football coaching job for Missoula County High School where his teams won three state championships. Then in 1956, he went back to the University of Montana where he became assistant football and basketball coach. In 2009, the College named the practice facility for both the track and football teams to Hal Sherbeck Field. Sherbeck was also honored with a street name (Sherbeck Lane) in a small housing development across the street from Golden West College in Huntington Beach, along with other FJC coaches. Few coaches at any level have enjoyed the success that became a trademark of Sherbeck's thirty one years at Fullerton College. When he retired in 1992, he was the winningnest community college coach in history.