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Oxnard College Names Ron McClurkin Head Men's and Women's Basketball Coach
Oxnard College Athletics is proud to announce Ron McClurkin, a full-time faculty member in the PE/Health Department, as the Head Men’s and Women’s Basketball Coach for the 2014-15 season. "Coach McClurkin has tremendous experience coaching in the conference and brings many intangibles to the position. We are confident that Ron is the right coach to bring both basketball programs back to a high level of success,” said Athletic Director Jonas Crawford.
The appointment brings Coach McClurkin full circle. He was head coach for the Oxnard College men’s team from 1993-2007. During that 14-year span, McClurkin amassed 194 wins and three WSC Championships (2000, 2002, 2003). McClurkin was the head coach at El Camino College (1988-1992). He also led LA City from 1992-1993 and most recently, West LA from 2010-2012.
“I’m excited for the return of a new era in Condor Basketball,” said McClurkin. “I’m happy the program was brought back in time to recruit some excellent local students. I enjoyed working with players like Danny and Juan Guzman, Paul Guerrero, Jess Pena, and Mike Oranda (in my first stint at Oxnard College), who are now professionals in the community. We will continue that tradition in the coming seasons.”
“It’s great to have a full-time coach back in the OC Athletic Department. Ron will ensure that all student-athletes are provided maximum opportunity and support for achieving their academic goals and have the best possible environment to compete to the fullest extent of his or her capability,” commented Crawford.
Any men or women interested in playing basketball for the Condors are encouraged to contact Ron McClurkin at 805-986-5800 (x2075) or by email at RMcClurkin@vcccd.edu.