Mission Statement

The Athletics Department at Orange Coast College dedicates itself to the mission of providing opportunities to all student athletes in an environment in which they can achieve their academic and athletic goals.  Further, in pursuit of the highest level of competition, the Department values and fosters principles of personal responsibility, respect, sportsmanship, fair play, and athletic excellence. 


The mission on behalf of student athletes is to provide resources for student athletes to pursue their athletic and academic aspirations.  Athletics works to equip student athletics with the skills, knowledge, and dispositions to become successful members of society through discipline, determination, teamwork and leadership development, preparing them to be active participants in their social environment and potential agents of change.  Athletics faculty mentor and guide student athletes by building coach/player relationships, providing support and direction for their mental, physical and spiritual development. 


The mission on behalf of Orange Coast College is to serve as a catalyst to enhance OCC campus pride and sustain its tradition.  Athletics fosters a positive, well rounded college experience for all students and enables all students to become involved in a broad collegial experience.  The Department actively recruits and serves students from under represented populations, increasing the diversity of the college-at-large.  Athletics provides is a life time source of school spirit and pride for all students, faculty, staff, and alumni of the College, and OCC student-athletes proudly represent OCC at the local and state level through competitions and championships.


The mission on behalf of Community is to contribute to the community’s pride of OCC through the academic achievement and successful performance of our student-athletics. We are proud to be an integral part of OCC’s identity to the community, providing a source of entertainment and connecting with the community via sporting camps and events for high school athletics events.  The Department is dedicated to fostering the development of the leaders who will serve the community after their time at OCC.