|Previous College:||Sacramento State, '92|
Bobby Fresques was named the quarterbacks coach at Sacramento State in January of 2019.
Fresques helped take the Hornet offense to new heights during the 2019 season. Sacramento State set school single-season records for points scored (464), touchdowns (63), first downs (326), plays (995), total yards (6,033), pass attempts (524), and passing yards (3,832). Quarterback Kevin Thomson was named the Big Sky Offensive Player of the Year and was one of four finalist for the Walter Payton Award which goes to the top offensive player in the FCS. Thomson was named an FCS All-America by several outlets after rceording 3,835 yards of total offense in 12 games for an average of 319.6 yards which ranked fifth in the FCS. He accounted for 39 total touchdowns with 27 passing and 12 rushing and his 19.7 points responsible for per game ranked second in the league and fifth nationally. He threw for over 300 yards in six games and rushed for 100 yards in a pair of contests.
Fresques returned to Sacramento State where he was the Hornet quarterback from 1990-92. He left the Hornets ranked fourth in school history with 3,757 career passing yards and was second with 27 career touchdown passes. Fresques improved his output each season, throwing for 462 yards and four touchdowns as a sophomore in 1990, then 1,280 yards and eight touchdowns and concluding with 2,015 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior.
After playing professionally with the Munich Cowboys and San Jose Sabercats, Fresques began his coaching career at Sacramento City College in 1996. The following year, he moved to Sacramento State where he was the wide receivers coach. Fresques was hired on at Cal in 1998 where he worked alongside Troy Taylor. As the offensive assistant, he worked closely with the wide receivers and also served as a recruiting specialist.
The next year, he took over as the head coach at Christian Brothers HS and remained with the Falcons through the 2004 season. Fresques held several positions at Christian Brothers, working as a teacher and athletics director until 2015. During the same period, he also was the Sacramento Regional Director of The NFL Junior Player Development program (2005-07) and led the NorCal Passing Academy (2009-18). His tutelege with the passing academy has assisted with the development of some of the best quarterbacks in the Sacramento region.
Fresques returned to the sideline in 2010 at Folsom HS and has played a key role in the team’s offensive success. The Bulldogs went 138-12 during his tenure and won nine league titles, six Sac-Joaquin Section championships and three state crowns. Folsom most recently claimed the CIF Div. 1-AA titles in both 2017 and 2018. The team also appeared in a pair of Northern California Open Division finals but fell to powerhouse De La Salle in 2012 and 2013. Individually, quarterback Kaiden Bennett was named to the MaxPreps Junior All-America first team in 2017 and the Bulldogs had the highest QBR in state of California in 2018. He was named the Sacramento State Player of the Year in 2018.
A decorated high school player at Damien HS in Laverne, Calif., Fresques originally enrolled at Wyoming. He redshirted for the Cowboys in 1988 and played in 1989 before transferring to the Hornets. He was part of two Western Athletic Conference championship teams during his time in Laramie, Wyo.
Fresques graduated with a bachelor's degree in communication studies from Sacramento State in 1992. He added his single subject teaching credential from National University in 2006.
He and his wife, Wendy (who is also a Sacramento State graduate and former Hornet cheerleader) are the parents of three daughters: Ashlynn (currently a junior at Point Loma Nazarene where she is a member of the volleyball team), Presley (a freshman at Sacramento State) and Havannah (eighth grade).