During his years at Downey High, Steve Mooshagian excelled in sports. He played on the varsity teams for football and baseball, and was in the Letterman’s Club and was All San Gabriel Valley League for football and baseball in 1976 and 1977.
After graduation, he attended Cerritos College and played football for two seasons. He transferred to Fresno State and played football in 1980-81 as a wide receiver. Following graduation, he signed as a free-agent wide receiver with the Los Angeles Express of the USFL (1983). He also coached at Washington Union HS (1983-84), where he spent one year as Head Coach and one as Offensive Coordinator, winning the CIF Central Section Championship. He also had coaching stops at Fresno City College (Head Coach, 1995), and Fresno State (1985-1994), where he coached 10 NFL wide receivers, coached in 6 bowl games, and won six conference titles.
Mooshagian was the offensive coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh for two years (1997-98) and he served as the wide receivers coach with the Cincinnati Bengals from 1999-2002. He was head coach at Sacramento State (2003-2006) and served as the Assistant Head Coach and Wide Receivers Coach at the University of San Diego. In 2009 served as the Head Coach at Feather River College in Quincy, CA and was hired as the head coach of the Ventura College Pirates in 2010. In three short years, he has turned Ventura into one of the most respected programs throughout the state and the country. He produced a 22-9 record in his three seasons, and a 7-4 season a year ago including a Beach Bowl championship in the season finale, followed with an undefeated regular season as the Pirates finished 10-0 and ranked # 2 in the state, one of only two undefeated teams. Mooshagian was also selected as the SCFA National Northern Coach of the year. In his three years directing VC, Mooshagian has helped 60 players transfer to four-year schools.
The 2012 Campaign produced the first undefeated team in schools 87 year football playing history and they earned a trip to the Southern California Playoffs for the first time since 1999.
Steve Mooshagian has had an illustrious career in football, both as a player and coach. He has guided many players to success in the NFL and continues make a positive difference in the lives of his player/athletes at Ventura College.