The lifeblood for any college sports program starts with recruiting strong talent—preferably talented individuals who happen to be high character players as well. First-year Gavilan College men’s basketball coach Dallas Jensen seemingly has the pieces in place to turn around a Gavilan program that has been a non-factor in the California Community College scene for decades.
The Gavilan College women’s volleyball team has been road warriors this season—literally. Due to the renovation of the school’s gym, the Rams haven’t had a place on campus to play or practice. Instead, Gavilan has been relegated to practice at Gilroy High’s auxiliary gym—read, not the main gym—while playing every match on the road.
Gavilan is one step closer toward finalizing sanctions against its football team following potential recruiting and benefits violations that led to the dismissal of 17 players at the end of August.
Gavilan College removed 17 out-of-state football players—all but one of them African American—from the team and campus last week, claiming the athletes had received prohibited transportation, housing and food benefits and were improperly recruited.
Gavilan College women’s basketball announced the signing of four players to four-year universities. The playoff qualifying team did so thanks in no small part to the four players who helped solidify one of the stand out seasons for the Rams, but also helped to usher in a new group of freshmen who will take over the program next year as sophomores.
Dallas Jensen was named the head coach of the Gavilan College men’s basketball team replacing David Kaplansky.
For the first time that anyone at Gavilan can recall, the women’s volleyball team is headed to the state playoffs following a three-set sweep of City College of San Francisco.
Gavilan may have swept Hartnell, but the Rams needed to fight tooth and nail to advance in the CCCAA Northern California Regional playoffs.
When R.J. Collins and Jesus Limon graduated from high school, no colleges offered them a scholarship. But after two seasons playing for Gavilan College, Collins and Limon are a step closer to their dreams of playing for a four-year university. Last Friday the two were inside the Gavilan gymnasium in front of family, friends and teammates to confirm their signings.