Western State Conference

Statement on the Passing of John Madden from Allan Hancock College Athletics

John Madden
John Madden

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - John Madden will be remembered as a football icon. He shared his love of the sport with his players as a coach and with millions of Americans as a celebrated broadcaster.

Allan Hancock College is proud to be a part of Madden's career and football legacy. Madden was an assistant coach at Hancock during the 1960 football season. During that season, Hancock football had a perfect season and won the state title. He also spent two seasons as the head coach at AHC and led the Bulldogs to a conference title in 1963.

"Coach Madden was a very special part of the Hancock football history which players and coaches remember fondly," said AHC Athletic Director Kim Ensing. "Our hearts are heavy, and we express our sincere condolences to his family."

John Madden was a vocal advocate for the transformative power of college athletics and community colleges. Hancock is thankful for the time he spent at the college as a coach and for the lives of the student-athletes he touched. 

(Allan Hancock College Athletics)