Currently recruiting for Women's Volleyball, Women's Softball, Women's Badminton, and Men's/Women's Track & Field
Welcome to El Camino College Compton Center - home of the Tartars!
We encourage new students to inquire about the opportunities to participate in our intercollegiate athletics program. We currently offer 13 sports (seven for women and six for men) staffed with outstanding coaches whose main focus is student-athlete success.
ECC Compton is a member of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) and our teams compete in the highly-regarded South Coast Conference - except for football, which is part of the Southern California Football Association.
When Compton Community College opened its doors in 1927, a rich athletic tradition soon followed. The Tartars' proud heritage includes former NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle; fellow NFL Hall of Famers Joe Perry and Hugh McElhenny; Olympic champions Sim Iness, Cornelius Johnson and Charlie Dumas; soccer great Hugo Salcedo; and NBA coaching legend Tex Winter - and many others who went on to achieve success at the four-year university level, professional sports, and in the community. The legacy continues on campus today, where Tartar coaches (former university stars and professional athletes) help the new generation of Compton student-athletes reach their goals and pursue their dreams.
The mission of Tartar Athletics is to provide an equitable opportunity for all students to participate in intercollegiate athletics while succeeding in obtaining their academic or vocational goals. We believe that athletic participation helps promote leadership development, time management skills, sportsmanship, positive role modeling, peer group interaction, determination, risk-taking and perseverance. The athletic department strongly endorses a comprehensive program that encourages the development of each student-athlete's values and character, and sees its activities as an integral part of campus life, and as a positive aspect of the overall educational experience for its participants.
Athletic Program PhilosophyIt is the philosophy of the ECC Compton Center to strive to maintain the optimum level of teaching and coaching, as well as support from the community, the Board of Trustees, the District, and the College administration, faculty, and students. We will also strive to coordinate and control intercollegiate athletic competition so that the result will be compatible with the CCCAA and South Coast Conference Constitution and Bylaws, and the highest standards of conduct. ECC Compton aims to provide the experiences of all participants to reflect dignity and exemplify competition at its finest.
Director of Student Development & Athletics
(310) 900-1600, Ext. 2800