Gene “Red” Estes, a longtime Fresno State track and field coach who transformed the Bulldogs into a perennial power, died Wednesday from health complications.

He was 84 years old.

Seven of his athletes went on to win an NCAA individual title, including Matt Mileham (hammer, 1984), Doug Fraley (pole vault, 1987), Todd Riech (javelin, 1994) and Robert Foster (110 hurdles, 1994).


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