COC football leads the way in end-of-season honors for fall sports
College of the Canyons quarterback Andrew Brito. Photo courtesy of Tim Strong/COC Sports Information.

COC football leads the way in end-of-season honors for fall sports

It’s award season in the junior college sports world, and College of the Canyons is collecting. The football team earned the most honors, with 16 players recognized on the Southern…

COC football closes out regular season with win over Bakersfield College
College of the Canyons wide receiver Desean Holmes runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown against the Bakersfield Renegade at College of the Canyons in Valencia, Calif. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Christian Monterrosa/ The Signal

COC football closes out regular season with win over Bakersfield College

Exposure can be everything in junior college football. More games mean additional tape and additional chances for a four-year program to find you and extend an offer for your services. College…

COC football reacts to Marquise Brown’s record-setting game for Oklahoma
Oklahoma junior wide receiver and College of the Canyons alumnus Marquise Brown. Photo courtesy of Josh Gateley/OU Athletics.

COC football reacts to Marquise Brown’s record-setting game for Oklahoma

Gus Johnson’s iconic voice has been on the call for thousands of sporting events throughout an illustrious career. Last Saturday, while doing play-by-play for Oklahoma at Oklahoma State, Johnson belted…

2017 COC Football Preview
From left to right: RB Marlow, Alonso Reeves, and Noel Iwuchukwu pose for a portrait outside of the gym at College of the Canyons on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

2017 COC Football Preview

So as not to be misunderstood, College of the Canyons football coach Ted Iacenda leaned forward and rapped his knuckle three times on the wooden desk. “I think this group…

SCV products keep on rolling in Division 1 FCS football
Alec Chadwick, a Valencia grad, set an NCAA Division 1 record in both the FBS and FCS for longest field goal last season. The kick was 60 yards. Courtesy Russ Reneau

SCV products keep on rolling in Division 1 FCS football

Alec Chadwick, a Valencia High and College of the Canyons product, can kick. Now a junior at Houston Baptist University, Chadwick holds the record for the longest field goal in…

COC, Hart alum Tim White turning heads at Baltimore’s training camp
Hart High and College of the Canyons alumnus Tim White has made a strong impression on the Baltimore Ravens during training camp. Photo courtesy Baltimore Ravens

COC, Hart alum Tim White turning heads at Baltimore’s training camp

Tim White isn’t sure exactly who put the No. 6 jersey in his locker at Baltimore Ravens training camp. But he sure knows what it means to him. “Once I…

COC athletes come face-to-face with Heisman winners
Members of the COC football program meet with Heisman Trophy winners on the set of a Nissan Commerical at COC on Sunday. (Back row, left to right) Marcus Allen, Steve Spurrier, COC coach Ted Iacenda, COC players Hunter Schuessler, Austin Davenport, Nick Jones, Dorian Gerald and former Ohio State player Eddie George. (Front row, left to right) Doug Flutie, Tony Dorsett, Herschel Walker and Desmond Howard. Photo courtesy COC Sports Information

COC athletes come face-to-face with Heisman winners

It must’ve felt like a scene out of the Ben Stiller movie “Night at the Museum” Sunday when members of the College of the Canyons football program enjoyed a meet…

COC defensive end narrows down college choices to 12
Dorian Gerald, shown here as No. 99 against Santa Monica College on Nov. 5, 2016, has been recruited by 17 Division 1 FBS schools this year. John Bogdan/COC Sports Information

COC defensive end narrows down college choices to 12

It’s not unusual for Dorian Gerald’s phone to light up every few seconds. When you’re a junior college defensive end sought after by 17 FBS Division 1 schools, that’s usually…

COC football’s Dorian Gerald earns D1 offers through hard work
College of the Canyons defensive end Dorian Gerald has garnered attention from numerous Division 1 FBS schools. John Bogna/COC Sports Information

COC football’s Dorian Gerald earns D1 offers through hard work

College of the Canyons defensive end Dorian Gerald holds a notebook in one hand and a pen in the other. He stares down a COC Athletics staff member and asks,…

SCV alums could hear their names in NFL Draft this weekend
Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster #9 of the USC Trojans makes a catch for what would end up being the game-winning score against defensive back Tedric Thompson #9 of the Colorado Buffaloes during the fourth quarter at Folsom Field on November 13, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. The Trojans defeated the Buffaloes 27-24. University of Colorado Athletics

SCV alums could hear their names in NFL Draft this weekend

On Thursday, the nation’s top college football players will hold their breath and won’t exhale until Saturday. During the NFL Draft, hosted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 253 players will be selected…

National championship football team inducted into COC Hall of Fame
Members of the College of the Canyons 2004 national championship football team hold out their championship rings ahead of the 2017 Hall of Fame ceremony at the Hyatt Valencia on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

National championship football team inducted into COC Hall of Fame

At 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dennis Ellis, his fiancé and his three kids shuffled aboard their minivan and began a 14-hour trek from Boise, Idaho, to Santa Clarita. Stops were minimal,…

COC Insider: Honors heaped on Cougars
College of the Canyons defensive linemen Dorian Gerald (99) and Sione Taufahema (94) pass rush against Grossmont College on Oct. 1. John Bogna/COC Sports Information.

COC Insider: Honors heaped on Cougars

With the fall sports seasons coming to a close, a number of College of the Canyons student-athletes have been recognized with all-conference honors for their respective efforts. Included in that…

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