COC football shuts out Santa Barbara Community College in home opener
College of the Canyons quarterback Andrew Brito scrambles away from the Santa Barbara City College defense Saturday, Sept. 15 at COC. Kevin Karzin/For The Signal

COC football shuts out Santa Barbara Community College in home opener

College of the Canyons took care of business in their home opener on Saturday night, shutting out Santa Barbara Community College 63-0. The Cougars (3-0) started the game with a…

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Cougars offense, defense come out firing in win over Grossmont College
College of the Canyons quarterback Andrew Brito looks for an open receiver in a game against Grossmont College at Grossmont on Saturday. Jesse Munoz/COC Athletics

Cougars offense, defense come out firing in win over Grossmont College

By Jesse Muñoz For The Signal   EL CAJON, Calif. — College of the Canyons rolled to a 47-14 victory over host Grossmont College on Saturday, with the Cougars forcing…

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Canyons quarterback Andrew Brito draws inspiration from tragedy
Cougars quarterback Andrew Brito throws the ball to a teammate on Thursday, August 9. Eddy Martinez/The Signal

Canyons quarterback Andrew Brito draws inspiration from tragedy

Before every game last season, College of the Canyons quarterback Andrew Brito received a text message from his New Jersey-based dad. Typically, it was a photo of a tiger. “Motivational…

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Canyons football product commits to Bowling Green State University
COC’s RB Marlow takes the ball upfield against Ventura College earlier this season. Photo courtesy Jesse Munoz/COC Sports Information

Canyons football product commits to Bowling Green State University

Committing to Bowling Green State University in Ohio on a full-ride athletic scholarship, College of the Canyons wide receiver RB Marlow took a path less traveled to play football at…

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COC product tackles college offers
COC offensive lineman Carlton Lorenz ready to tackle an abundance of collegiate school offers. Eddy Martinez/The Signal.

COC product tackles college offers

Driving about 30 minutes from his Studio City home to the College of the Canyons campus, offensive tackle Carlton Lorenz is going to have to travel a lot further next…

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COC football team eats lemons for leukemia awareness
COC assistant football coach Matt Crater winces as he eats a lemon while holding 4-year-old Kailyn Anderson, who is diagnosed with high-risk leukemia. Courtesy photo

COC football team eats lemons for leukemia awareness

By Diego Marquez Signal Staff Writer When two friends started a social media campaign to raise awareness for the bone marrow-depleting disease, leukemia, they didn’t expect to get a quarter…

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COC defensive end Dorian Gerald chooses Arkansas
Dorian Gerald during the Cougars' game vs. Ventura College on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 -- Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information

COC defensive end Dorian Gerald chooses Arkansas

When it came to choosing a four-year college home, College of the Canyons defensive end Dorian Gerald went with his heart. In his home state of South Carolina, surrounded by…

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SCV athletes seal college choices on National Signing Day
From left to right: Hart athletes J.T. Shrout (Tennesse, football), Taylor Moorehead (San Diego State, soccer) and Thomas Bambrick (Simon Fraser University, football) pose after signing their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday at Hart. Courtesy photo.

SCV athletes seal college choices on National Signing Day

 The early signing period in December may have stolen some luster from February's National Signing Day but a healthy group of Santa Clarita Valley athletes still celebrated the occasion Wednesday…

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Trio of COC football players sign NLIs
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

Trio of COC football players sign NLIs

Former Bishop Alemany four-star recruit Desean Holmes has deep ties to Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin, who offered Holmes as a high-school sophomore while he was head coach at USC.…

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Lengthy journey leads COC wide receiver Desean Holmes to FAU
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

Lengthy journey leads COC wide receiver Desean Holmes to FAU

Desean Holmes’ young career has already taken enough twist and turns to rival the attractions at Magic Mountain, which he’s played in the shadows of this past season at College…

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