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.
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As the commissioner for the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference, one of my most important functions is to see that every student athlete, regardless of their personal background or their sport, may have an equal opportunity to be the best they can be academically and athletically. As a conference, I am very proud to say that we have set very high standards for academic and athletic performance. Our student athletes are expected to compete hard, but always with the highest regard for sportsmanship and integrity. Academics and classroom performance is never compromised to facilitate athletic participation.
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Palomar College earns PCAC's Chet DeVore Award -
For the third time in the award's six-year existence, Palomar College has earned the Chet DeVore Trophy, emblematic of the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference member college with the most successful men's and women's intercollegiate athletic program for the academic year.
The Comets, under Athletic Director Scott Cathcart, compiled a record 283 points to outdistance Grossmont, last year's winner, which finished second with 213 points.
Palomar won or tied for conference championships in men's water polo, men's basketball, women's basketball, softball, baseball, men's golf and men's swimming.
The Comets won the state community college championship in softball for the fifth time and finished third in the state in baseball. San Diego City College won its fourth state title in badminton. Grossmont placed second in the state in sand volleyball and third in the state in both women's indoor volleyball and men's indoor volleyball.
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.
|FINAL 2014-15 CHET DEVORE POINT TOTALS|
|San Diego Mesa College||133.5|
|San Diego City College||78.0|
|Mt. San Jacinto College||58.0|
|Imperial Valley College||0.0|
CHET DEVORE AWARD WINNERS
2014-15 PALOMAR COLLEGE Athletic Director: Scott Cathcart
2013-14 GROSSMONT COLLEGE Athletic Director: Jim Spillers
2012-13 PALOMAR COLLEGE Athletic Director: Scott Cathcart
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