The 1939 All-Pacific Coast football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Pacific Coast teams for the 1939 college football season. The organizations selecting teams in 1939 included the Associated Press (AP) and the United Press (UP).[1][2]

The 1939 USC Trojans football team won the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) championship, compiled an undefeated 8-0-2 record, were ranked #3 in the final AP Poll, and were represented by three players on the first teams selected by AP or UP: quarterback Grenny Lansdell (AP, UP), guard Harry Smith (AP, UP) and tackle Phil Gaspar (UP).[1][2]

UCLA finished second in the PCC with a 6-0-4 record, were ranked #7 in the final AP Poll, and placed two players on either the AP or UP first teams: halfback Kenny Washington (AP, UP) and end Woodrow Strode (AP).[1][2]

Two players from outside the PCC received first-team honors. Both played for the Santa Clara Broncos: end Bill Anahu (AP, UP) and center John Schiechl (AP, UP).[1][2]

All-Pacific Coast selectionsEdit





  • William "Bill" Anahu, Santa Clara (AP-1; UP-1)
  • Woodrow Strode, UCLA (AP-1)
  • Jay MacDowell, Washington (UP-1)


  • Jim Stuart, Oregon (AP-1; UP-1)
  • Lee Artoe, California (AP-1)
  • Phil Gaspar, USC (UP-1)




AP = Associated Press[1]

UP = United Press: "The sports editors and writers of United Press newspapers in the Far West today present their Pacific Coast all-star football team in 1939."[2]

Bold = Consensus first-team selection of both the AP and UP

See alsoEdit


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