Despite its status as a two-year community college, Orange Coast College has forged a strong reputation as one of the leading rowing programs in the U.S.; the majority of NCAA rowing programs are located at four-year colleges with well-known athletic programs offering rowing opportunities for more than a century. Established in 1947, Orange Coast College has become a mainstay of the novice level NCAA rowing championships with eleven National Championships to the name of the academic institution known for providing one of the best two-year educational experiences in the U.S. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/orange-coast-college#/entity
One of the most impressive aspects of the Orange Coast College has been the rising number of former members of the crew returning to take up roles assisting with practice or as coaches; one of those who remains closely linked to the program is Steve Morris, former coxswain in the 80s and as head coach in the 1990s. Rowing is a sport with a rich collegiate history in areas of North America and Europe which Orange Coast College has been a part of for around 60 years. Pride in the Orange Coast College crew is intense for coaches who admit many of those trying out for the team each year have never rowed or suffered serious setbacks in their athletic careers severely limiting their confidence. Seeing novice rowers appear at the national championships and move on to scholarships at elite-level four-year colleges has become a source of great pride for an institution which has now joined the elite sporting schools of the world. Learn more: http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/collegeDetails.aspx?collegeID=833&txt=Orange%20Coast%20College
Orange Coast College has long been known for the success achieved by the college for its academic teaching and programs which have been focused on ensuring as high a percentage as possible of the 24,000 student body have the chance to move on to four-year institutions across the nation.
Located on the Costa Mesa coast of Orange County in Southern California, Orange Coast College is undergoing a major period of redevelopment with many of the buildings constructed in the 1950s being removed in favor of a central park surrounded by the important buildings on campus.