Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Home Team


Mission Statement:

To build an army of Cal Poly Mustang Football Alumni, parents, fans, businesses and all those dedicated to a "give back" philosophy to ensure current and future Mustangs receive the best experience at Cal Poly year after year - both on the field and off. 

Collectively, the Home Team will effectively raise and gift funds exclusively for the benefit of the Cal Poly Football Program to help with player recruiting, fund new equipment and travel, and much more. Home Team memberships help Cal Poly Football not only compete but succeed in the Big Sky and against other elite opponents.

Upcoming Home Team Retreat - We need your input!

Date: February 8, 2020
Time: Noon
Location:  Hampton Inn & Suites | 1530 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 [1st Floor conference room]

Details: The Home Team Leadership Retreat provides Home Team members the opportunity to share thoughts and opinions on the current model of organization, operations and focus items for the upcoming year.

The recent hiring of a new head football coach allows us an opportunity to consider how we might engage, support, and improve The Home Team and re-energize alumni support of the Cal Poly Football program. We encourage all Home Team members to make the best effort to attend the retreat on February 8, and we encourage everyone to bring along a teammate who you feel has the same passion as you to be a part of this discussion.

We are looking forward to a frank, honest, and open, locker room type team meeting. Please email, text or call one of the two contacts listed below to confirm your attendance:

Chris Smeland | P: (517) 648-2400 | E:

Dana Nafziger | P: (805) 431-2730 | E:

From the Bench: 
Home Team Members can use this platform to share information about their individual year events and provide information to teammates. To add a post, contact your Group Era Leader or Individual Year Leader and your information will be posted. 

Posts From the Bench can be found by clicking here.

The Extra Point: 
Click on the below frequently asked questions for more information about the Home Team:

How do I receive my Home Team Commemorative Coins?
Can family and friends join the Home Team?
Where does my Home Team donation go?
How are gifts to the Joe Harper Endowment or Dale Barthel Scholarship used?

Membership Services Roster:
View your Group Era Leader or Individual Year Leader by viewing the Membership Roster Here.

If you woud like to start a contact list for your individual era, please use the the template provided Here. Once completed, please scan and email to

2019-2020 Home Team Operations Calendar:

Home Team Events

  • Reunion Weekend
  • Football Banquet
  • Home Team Tailgates

Upcoming Events

  • 2020 Tailgate Season
    • September 19 | San Diego
    • October 3 | Weber State
    • October 24 | UC Davis
    • November 14 | Idaho State
    • November 21 | Northern Arizona


Please join us on the Home Team! We are ALL looking forward to your support.


To Donate $150 - CLICK HERE

To Donate $500 - CLICK HERE

To Donate $1,000 - CLICK HERE

To Donate $2,500 - CLICK HERE

To Donate $5,000 - CLICK HERE


You may also mail in checks by printing off donation flyer, mail to address below and make all checks payable to: Cal Poly Athletic Advancement (Note: The Home Team)

Cal Poly Athletic Advancement
Attn: The Home Team
One Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0388



Joe Harper Football Endowment

Endowment created to provide funding for 5th year and summer aid.

To Donate - CLICK HERE


Dale Barthel Memorial Scholarship

Created in memory of former Cal Poly defensive back Dale Barthel who passed away after a long battle with ALS. The scholarship is awarded to a football player who portrays courage and dignity. It is presented annually at the football year-end banquet.

To Donate - CLICK HERE


We thank you for making the Home Team commitment as a fellow Mustang!