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Athletic program plans new year1
By Brad Boyer
As this school year begins, the athletic
department is full of excitement and antici
pation for the upcoming sports program.
Changes and improvements should help make
this years' athletics program the best in
Clackamas Community College history.
There have been a few changes in the
athletic department. The biggest move was
that of Sports Information Director, Scott
Johnson. Johnson has accepted the assistant
SID job at Oregon State University. He
stated he would love to stay at CCC, but
the job at OSU was the direction he had
hoped to go.
As of last week, Johnson's position had
yet to be filled. The SID job is to be filled
by a part-time worker; one who has a BA
degree in journalism. The position should
be filled by next week.
Two additions have been made to the
Cougar football staff. Roger Smith, a former
Lakeridge High School coach is the new re
ceiver coach and will be coaching the
women's track team. Paul Fiscum, who was
recently hired as the new men's locker
room attendant, is the defensive back coach.
A big vacancy was filled last week when
Brian Waite was hired as CCC's new soccer
coach. Waite is an exchange teacher from
"Clackamas is one of the leading com
munity colleges In the state when it comes
to athletic programs offered for girls," stated
women's basketball and tennis coach, Gladys
She backed her statement up with the
simple fact that CCC offers women's volley
ball, basketball, tennis and track. Athletic
Director, Chuck Hudson, also stated that a
women's golf team was a good possibility Defensive CCC player Terry Smith takes to School Field. The Cougar «quad was defe^
for this year.
the sky in search of the football in a game ed by Spokane Community College by a
Michael stated that an added addition played Sept. 18 on the Oregon City High score of 15 to 13.
was the funds for 15 full tuition waivers
for all three terms, for women competing in
athletics. The funds were not taken from roe. He also added, "We have 11 solid according to McGriff. However, it did nil
the men's budget. Additional funds were runners and should be very competitive." take long for any type of doubt to subsidy
allotted especially for girls tuition waivers
"We had some excellent defensive bacj
CCC has one of only three community
by the school's board of education.
last year, but I feel this year's group is evt
college football teams in Oregon. According
CCC also offers a full schedule of athletics to head coach Dale McGriff, the Cougar
They are really good athletes,
for students interested in competition. An squad is enthusiastic and full of optimism.
excellent intramural program is planned by
Coach McGriff explained that two players,
McGriff singled out five backs, Jim Owens
coordinator, Les Tipton. If response is satis Rex Schade; a 6'3" 200 pound transfer from
Tom Connell, Greg Hoff, Mark LeRoy arc
factory, intramurals should prove to be fun Olympia, and Grant McCullock; a 6'4" I95
Steve Maynard as excellent ball player
pound Tigard High School graduate, are
"We had some key people out with H
Football, basketball, volleyball, softball
fighting for the number one quarterback
and track were all offered in last year's intra spot. Schade has the inside track but a knee juries which really hurt us," McGriff state
He went on to say, "If we had everyol
mural program. In addition to these sports,
injury sustained on a late hit during practice healthy, we would be as tough as nails*
tennis and cross country are hoped for this sidelined him for the opening game.
Support and involvement is needed in I
McGriff has nothing but praise for this
Clackamas offers three inter-scholastic year's team and is especially pleased with
aspects of athletics and it is the key toi
sports for fall term, football, cross country
two running backs, Andy Phillips and Luckey successful program. The facilities are avai
and women's volleyball. They will all be in
Richardson. The Cougar squad is blessed able to everyone and there is always sorw
full swing by the start of school. Each of
with an experienced offensive line, headed one around to be of some assistance
these teams is improved over last year and
necessary. If students would get involvi
by Kelly Muller.
should be highly competitive.
and take an interest in this year's activitia
The women's volleyball team began prac
it would prove to be an excellent inve|
tice last Monday and according to Michael, last year, but a number of key personnel
the team Is very strong. The women are graduated. This left doubt in people's minds, ment.
coached by Connie Wilson, a former Portland
State University player.
The women played very well under Wilson
last year and should not disappoint any
A big vacancy in the Clackamas Com
"The style of play we will use this ya
one's high expectations this year. Women's
munity College coaching staff was filled will definitely depend on the personnel
volleyball offers, for spectators as well as
last week when Brian Waite was hired as the Waite explained. He hopes for some playl
players, a fast and exciting game.
with enthusiasm and a bit of experience!
new soccer coordinator.
Cross country coach Buck Monroe has
Waite and his CCC squad will open the they can develop into a good team.
come up with an excellent group of runners.
season on October 2 as they challenge
CCC, before it was understood that Wai
Coach Monroe is very high on this year's
Pacific College. The Cougars will go into was available, tried in vain to secure t|
team and expects to have a very successful
the game with only one week of practice. services of Mick Hobin or Tony Betts of t|
season. Monroe's crew, headed by Pat Curl
Waite stated that, in a meeting of coaches Portland Timbers. Both individuals stat
and Alan Knoop, dominated a meet held
two weeks ago. They humiliated Lane Com last week, everyone was quite "keen" on the that they were extremely busy and wt
munity College; a team that placed high in upcoming, season. He does not know what not taking any coaching positions.
They agreed, however, to put on a clirj
the quality of the other teams are, but he
last year's national meet.
"Pat Curl looked strong and Alan Knoop does know that the competition will be for the team and any other persons th
might be interested.
ran extremely well," continued coach Mon intense.
Englander fills soccer post •
Thursday, September 23, 1971