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Aiden Acosta dribbling towards the basket
Aiden Acosta dribbles toward the basket vs Oxnard College

The Monarchs are back!

After more than a year, and in accordance with all CDC, state, city and LACCD guidelines, we are back on campus for conditioning.

#7 is ready to shoot vs Mt. Sac
Halop Ansuryan gets ready to shoot vs Mt. SAC.

 

Brianna Torres handles the ball vs Victor Valley
Brianna Torres handles the ball vs Victor Valley

Our student-athletes integrate their leadership skills with all of our sports to unite and represent the Athletics Department in educational events, volunteering, and promotional activities on our campus.

 

Monarchs Remembering Steve Butler,
Former Head Football Coach

Monarch Athletics is mourning the loss of former head football coach Steve Butler who passed away January 17 at Steve Butlerthe age of 78. Butler served as offensive coordinator on the team that won the prestigious 1975 Potato Bowl, the match-up that gave the Monarchs state championship honors.

A local product, Butler played high school ball at St. Francis Catholic School in La Cañada before spending a year with Citrus Community College. In 1962, he transferred to UCLA where, as a starting defensive tackle (1963-1965), was joined on the line by Terry Donahue, Al Claman, and John Richardson. That team, led by Tommy Prothro, went on to beat Michigan State in the 1966 Rose Bowl game.

Following his playing days, Butler returned to Crespi, serving as assistant coach and eventually head coach from 1966-1973. In 1974, he donned the green and gold once again, serving as offensive coordinator for the Monarchs before taking over the head coaching reins from 1977-1979. Butler finished his coaching career assisting at both West Los Angeles College and Santa Monica College.

Butler is enshrined in both Crespi’s and Valley’s Hall of Fame.

 

Isaiah Johnson pulls the victory bell
Isaiah Johnson pulls the victory bell after beating Pierce.

CCCAA affirms plans to return to full athletics competition in 2021-22.

“Providing Opportunities… Fulfilling Dreams” has long defined the CCCAA’s mission and has been realized by its actions. Despite the commitment and dedication of thousands of student-athletes, coaches and staff throughout the state, the past 13 months have made living up to that motto a challenge.

The CCCAA, in order to be steadfast in purpose, is preparing for a full-scale return for the 2021-22 school year, providing 25 state championships across 24 intercollegiate sports for 110 colleges throughout the state.

California continues to safely return to pre-pandemic life. The Golden State leads the country with nearly 30 million vaccination doses given, 11 million more than any other state. More than 11 million Californians representing almost 30 percent of the population have been fully vaccinated and thousands more are joining them every day. Every person 16 years of age and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine. Additionally, the Governor has announced that California may be fully reopened as soon as June 15.

California is doing everything it can to get the state back up to full speed and the CCCAA is working to do the same in support of our colleges and student-athletes.

We recognize that we will be managing with the pandemic for the foreseeable future and we will continue to prioritize the health and safety of everyone involved with our sports. Safety will always come first. However, we will mitigate the challenges to the best of our abilities, just as we have done while navigating these unprecedented times.

Our districts and colleges will continue to have the opportunity to do what’s in their best interests and we will support those decisions. The CCCAA is fully committed to a safe return to its full complement of sports and championships.

We are ready for our return to 

“Providing Opportunities… Fulfilling Dreams!”

 

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