The Pacific Coast Athletic Conference (PCAC) is an intercollegiate athletic conference governed by the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA).  We are comprised of ten community colleges including, Cuyamaca, Grossmont, Imperial Valley, MiraCosta, Miramar, Mt. San Jacinto, Palomar, San Diego City, San Diego Mesa, and Southwestern, all of which offer a wide variety of athletic competition.

We pride ourselves on honesty, integrity, and commitment to our students, educators, and administrators.  We strive for athletic excellence by promoting and developing student leadership and are committed to fostering gender equity and fair opportunities for students/athletes, coaches, and athletic administrators.


Commissioner's Message - New!


The 2013-2014 competitive seasons are nearly completed. It has been a very productive year for the student athletes and institutions representing the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference. We continue to push forward in both athletic and academic performances. This year’s Female and Male Scholar Athlete nominations were incredible. I have not seen such an impressive list of nominees during my tenure as the commissioner. This made for a difficult process in identifying only one representative from each group. The female athlete selected was Megan Kurtz representing Grossmont College and the male athlete selected was Albert Gomes of San Diego Mesa College. They will move forward to the 3C2A office to be considered in recognition for the Female and Male Scholar Athlete of the Year for the State organization.

As the Pacific Coast Conference continues to grow in both college membership and hosting opportunities, we will also continue to emphasize and represent the highest level of sportsmanship and commitment to our student athletes. This expectation will be shared with host institutions and they will be held to the same standards. We are excited about the opportunities to grow and continue our commitment to the student athletes representing the PCAC.

As your commissioner, I would like to thank individual college administrators, athletic directors, coaches, academic advisors and support staff for their efforts in making the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference the best it can be for our student athletes. They are the reason we exist and our most important resource.

Enjoy your summer and I look forward to an exciting 2014-2015 sport seasons.

John Woods


Men's & Women's Athletes of the Week


Chet DeVore Award

Palomar takes home the 2012-13 Chet DeVore Trophy (June 18, 2013) – For the second time in the award's four year history, Palomar College has been named the recipient of the Chet DeVore Trophy, which is awarded annually to the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference member college with the most successful men's and women's intercollegiate athletic program for the academic year.

The award is named after the late Chester S. "Chet" DeVore, founding Commissioner of the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference. DeVore was President / Superintendent of Southwestern College in Chula Vista from 1961, when he supervised construction and development of its new Chula Vista campus, until his retirement as one of the nation's most respected community college CEOs 21 years later. He became the first Commissioner of the PCAC, the host conference for community college athletics in San Diego County and Imperial County, in 1982. He served until his retirement from that post in 1998. DeVore, a World War II hero and Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient who left a long legacy both in academics and athletics at the college, conference, state and national levels, died in January 2011. He was 92.

Palomar College won five women's conference team championships and three men's conference championships in 2012-13. The Comets won their fourth California Community College Athletic Association State Championship in softball and placed second in the State in men's swimming and sixth in the State in wrestling.

Palomar accumulated 330 points in a scoring system that rewards state community college team finishes, conference team finishes and major conference individual awards. The Comets' conference championships came in baseball (PCAC), men's basketball (tie with MiraCosta, PCAC), women's basketball (PCAC), women's golf (Foothill Conference), softball (tie with Mesa, PCAC), women's tennis (PCAC), women's water polo (PCAC) and wrestling (Southwest Conference).

San Diego Mesa, which was the 2011-12 DeVore Trophy winner, was runner-up in points for the DeVore Trophy with 237. The Olympians placed third in the State in Men's Track & Field. Grossmont was third in DeVore Trophy scoring with 171 points. The Griffins finished second in the State in men's volleyball. San Diego City College, the defending CCCAA State Champion, was second in the state in women's badminton.

Palomar's Taylor Crandall won the California Community College Athletic Association individual championship in women's golf.

Major 2012-13 PCAC individual awards, as voted by conference Athletic Directors, went to Mesa College men's tennis coach Mike Hootner (Men's Sport Coach of the Year); San Diego City College badminton coach Son Nguyen and Miramar College women's soccer coach Sean Bowers (Women's Sport Coaches of the Year); MiraCosta College women's basketball player Megan Fennessy (Women's Scholar Athlete of the Year); and Southwestern College football quarterback Brett Nelson (Men's Scholar Athlete of the Year).

Palomar also placed ninth, Mesa placed 17th and Grossmont placed 35th in the state (among 106 community colleges with athletic programs) in scoring for the NATYCCA Cup, which ranks California's most successful athletic programs each academic year. Mt. San Jacinto, which will become the PCAC's 10th member in August 2013, was No. 36 in the state in NATYCCA Cup scoring.

And Palomar placed 17th in the nation (among 667 community colleges with athletic programs) in scoring for the Learfield Director's Cup, which is sponsored by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and USA Today and ranks the country's most successful athletic programs each academic year.


 Palomar College 157.5  172.5 330
San Diego Mesa College 122 115 237
Grossmont College 111 60  171
Southwestern College 54 37 91
San Diego City College 18 46 64
Miramar College --- 51 51
MiraCosta College 20 20 40
Cuyamaca College 15 20 35
Imperial Valley College  ---  --- 0


2012-13 PALOMAR COLLEGE Athletic Director: Scott Cathcart SAN DIEGO
2011-12 SAN DIEGO MESA COLLEGE Athletic Director: Dave Evans
2010-11 SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE Athletic Director: Terry Davis
2009-10 PALOMAR COLLEGE Athletic Director: Scott Cathcart