TFAC President Tim Lavin

Golf Tournament - Chair: Jennison
    Committee Members: Crawley, Tingley, Damascus, Rice, D. Spino, Munson
Spring Practice BBQ - Chair: Spino
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Spring Game - Chair: Spino
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Salute to Troy - Chair: Mazur, Lavin
     Committee Members: Capone, Parsons
Tailgate - Chair: Lavin
    Committee Members: Crawley, Hayes
Homecoming - Chair: McPartland
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Heritage Tunnel - Chair: Spino
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Heritage Tunnel Shirts - Chair: Lavin
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Fall Banquet - Chair: Tingley
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Memorial - Chair: Lewis
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Board Meeting Coordinator - Chair: Brown
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Membership - Chair: McPartland, Capone
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Web Site - Chair: Capone
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Finance - Chair: Mazur
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By-Laws - Chair: McPartland
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Insurance - Chair: Brown
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TFAC Connect - Chair: Brown
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Awards/Promotional Items/Apparel - Chair: Lavin
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Event Speakers - Chair: Spino
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Awards - Chair: Lavin
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TFAC President's Bio - Tim “Mad Dog” Lavin:
Tim Lavin entered USC as a Freshman in 1988 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration in 1992. Lavin was a recruited walk-on for the Trojan football team and after his second season earned that coveted scholarship and a regular place on all special teams and his fullback position. 

Lavin in action. Vintage VHS footage:

In 2013, Tim published his first book; WALK-ON U: The Shocking Truth Behind Football’s Unsung Underdogs.  The book, along with countless local and national television and radio interviews, gave voice to, and shed light on issues which ultimately pushed walk-ons into the training table conversation and the April 15, 2014 vote to allow walk-ons to eat with their scholarship teammates without having to pay the cover charge for the first time in Division I college football history. 

Tim started his own company, Mad Dog Promos, in the late 1990’s.  Specializing in logoed apparel, staff uniforms and promotional products & giveaways, Tim has worked with professional sports teams in MLB, NFL, and NBA as well as some of the biggest Fortune 500 companies in the world including Hewlett Packard and Sun Microsystems.

As President, Tim is determined to make this the best year in our history with seven home game TFAC Tailgate Parties and our “50th Annual TFAC Golf Tournament,” on June 8, 2018!Would you be so kind as to help us and donate to the club?  Every gift, no matter the size, will help us achieve our goals. 

A Message from our President

I am humbled and honored to have been elected to serve as President for the
2017 – 2018 Trojan Football Alumni Club Board for a second time. The TFAC
Board of Directors is a dedicated group of men I have had the privilege of working

with the past 12 years.  I have stayed involved with club activities because I believe

in the camaraderie that unites us as one brotherhood.  We are the few fortunate

young men that stepped into a tradition and continued to build a heritage and a

legacy that has endured and thrived for over 125 years.  Millions have dreamt of

walking through the famed LA Coliseum tunnel, but only a select few were chosen

to perform.  These are ties that bind us forever.

Fight On!
Tim Lavin
USC Football  1988 - ‘91
Class of 1992




Every year TFAC provides scholarships to seniors who are ending their football career.












We have also established The Marv Goux Fund. To find out more and how you can donate to these funds. Click below:

The only rosters we keep are xeroxed copies of the annual roster from the

media guide or game, those rosters don't include in-season

additions (usually walk-ons who join the team in the fall after the publication

of the guide/program)...but we don't have this in electronic form.

Various standards have been used to determine USC players over the years, but since 1976, squad members who have played at least 30 minutes have been listed here as lettermen. There have been many exceptions to that rule, including kickers and others who contributed significantly to the team’s success without playing 30 minutes. In addition, senior squad members who have been on the team for several years have generally been awarded letters for their senior season, as long as they appeared in at least one game. This has been a long-standing policy. The list is confined to former players who actually played on USC’s teams of American Rules Football, and does not include individuals who lettered only in rugby. Positions, heights, and weights are generally those listed in USC publications and other sources in the player’s final year. Positions are primarily listed in the terminology of the era in which the player played. “Hometowns” by longstanding custom are usually the places from which players came to USC, and are located in California unless noted. Parenthetical notations contain a player’s high school, and junior or senior college, attended before USC, where known, and are in the state of the player’s hometown, unless noted. This list was expanded by Michael J. Glenn (with input from Gary Wright). USC appreciates their invaluable efforts.

TFAC isn’t just about celebrating the team or reliving the glory days of being a Trojan it is about mentoring the young Trojans and giving them guidance in life and in work.  Consider TFAC as “a resource file of business and professional leaders who have the time available to meet with those seeking advice and direction.”


Not only does TFAC mentor the younger generation of former players, but we also sponsor a scholarship expressly for a graduating player who wants to get his graduate degree at an approved university.  “Since 1978 we have awarded, in partnership with the John Wayne family, dozens of post graduate scholarships to former players not pursuing professional football careers.




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Founded in 1956


The Trojan Football Alumni Club (TFAC) that was originally founded in 1956 when a handful of former players met up at the funeral of teammate, Jay Perrin.  They realized they shouldn’t have to wait for a funeral to meet up and support each other.   Now, half a century later is it still going strong.  This organization is the only one of its kind.  No other college football team has an alumni support club!



TFAC connect

When the Trojan Football Alumni Club was founded 50+ years ago, its fundamental purpose was to create unity for all players, coaches and support staff who have played a part in establishing SC’s great football heritage.  The members have always had a sense of how special it is to be a Trojan and with that came a natural need to be supportive through introducing membership programs that matter!

TFAConnect, an innovative career development program created by the Trojan Football Alumni Club, takes the club’s commitment to its members to another level.  The ‘Connect’ initiative provides professional career direction and resources to former players of all eras, including career orientation and placement, business partner networking and mentoring.