West Hills College Coalinga Athletic Department
West Hills College Coalinga Athletic Department strives to support the relentless pursuit of student success by providing an environment that encourages and supports academic, athletic and personal achievement, to field teams that are competitive in conference competition, to recruit and maintain highly qualified coaches, dedicated support staff, and administrative personnel to help individuals become better students, citizens, and athletes.
The athletic department at West Hills College Coalinga is committed to participate in activities that will serve the purpose of preparing the student-athletes for life as they reinforce the principals of competition emphasizing good sportsmanship and fair play, academic progress and the general welfare of our student-athletes. Further, our athletic staff will provide an environment that embraces educational opportunities and objectives while striving to understand and appreciate different points of view within a diverse community
As a member of the Central Valley Conference (CVC), the Northern California Football Conference (NCFC), the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) and the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA), West Hills College Coalinga adheres to the policies established by these organizations. West Hills College Coalinga also believes that integrity, sense of community teamwork, sportsmanship, self-respect, self-confidence, leadership, and loyalty enrich the lives of each student who participates in intercollegiate athletics. Additionally, the athletic department is also obligated to providing fair and equitable treatment for all student-athletes and athletic department personnel.
Community colleges exist to educate. To validate the role of intercollegiate athletics the program must contribute to the overall educational process. It is necessary that this program strives to incorporate the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and cultural aspects of individual development.
The goals of the athletic program are:
- To increase the number of students completing degree and/or transferring to a 4-year university every year
- To offer equitable athletics participation opportunities for all student-athletes and staff, including women and minorities (as defined under Title IX and the Office of Civil Rights guidelines)
- To comply with the rules and regulations of the CCCAA, CVC, NCFC and the NIRA
- To protect the health and well-being of student-athletes
- To emphasize sportsmanship on the part of both participants and fans during all athletic events
- To increase external support for the athletic program to offset operational costs.