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Arp honored as top assistant

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Fred Arp may have retired as an assistant coach for the UC Davis football program, but the longtime Colfax resident is still reaping awards. Arp was one of three with ties to athletics at UC Davis who were honored this past Monday by the All-American Football Foundation at its 95th Banquet of Champions at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Arp was honored with the Campbell Award for the top assistant coach. Arp retired as assistant head coach for the Aggies after more than four decades with the program. He coached in more than half of UC Davis’ all-time games, and had players earn five All-America first-team awards and three Academic All-America honors. Arp, who graduated from Colfax High in 1962, had three of his players go on to play professionally while five have been inducted into the Cal Aggie Athletics Hall of Fame. Arp retired from coaching after the 2007 season. Also honored with Arp from UC Davis were Greg Warzecka who is a General Robert R. Neyland Outstanding Athletic Director honoree, and Bill Bullis will be presented the Outstanding Associate Athletic Director Award. Warzecka is in his 13th year at UC Davis and has helped guide the UC Davis athletics program from a successful tenure in NCAA Division II to its new membership in Division I and the Big West Conference. From 1996-2003, UC Davis captured six Directors’ Cups as the most successful Div. II athletics program.