1988 Glendale Football Team
Selected to Hall of Fame

The 1988 National Champion Glendale Community College football squad has been selected to the NJCAA Football Hall of Fame. The selection to the Hall of Fame is made by the National Junior College Athletic Association Football Coaches,

In 1988, the Gauchos ascended to heights never before achieved by a football team in the school’s history. Prior to that year, Glendale had never won a Western States Football League title. The Gauchos had never beaten conference foes Phoenix, Ricks, Dixie or Snow. In fact, their record for the three previous seasons was 2-7, 1-8 and 3-6.

Entering the 1988 campaign, Glendale was unranked and not expected to contend for a title. However, 1988 proved to be the turning point in the Gauchos’ program. The team went undefeated, coming from behind to defeat Snow in the final regular season game and claim the WSFL title. Glendale went on to win the Valley of the Sun Bowl and was named the NJCAA National Champion.

Since that pivotal year, Glendale has become the dominant force in Arizona football. The Gauchos have won or shared the conference title in Arizona nine times and made 11 post-season bowl appearances.


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