Welcome From COD's Athletic Director...


          I would like to welcome you to our community and another exciting year of Roadrunners Athletics. With 60 years of strong tradition and success, our student-athletes have worked hard in preparation for this year and their competitive seasons. In the 2018-19 school year, College of the Desert is poised and ready for another outstanding season of success academically and athletically. This edition of Roadrunners Athletics has a solid collection of student-athletes who have committed to continue the excellence exemplified throughout our college's history.

          In 2018, our Roadrunners teams participated in the CCCAA state finals in women's beach volleyball, men's golf, women's tennis and men's tennis, and won Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championships in men's golf and men's tennis.

          COD's athletic teams annually strive toward excellence in the classroom, in the field and court of play, and in the community. College of the Desert Athletics takes great pride in preparing student-athletes for their future endeavors in academics, athletics and life. This balance allows for our young women and men to have an opportunity to achieve their life goals and aspirations. This, coupled with the daily commitment from dedicated coaches and staff, demonstrates the comprehensive educational opportunities offered here at COD.

          I encourage our Roadrunners family to respectfully partner with us in supporting this season's teams as they take on the journey of chasing their dreams and goals.

          ---Gary Plunkett, Director-Kinesiology & Athletics, gplunkett@collegeofthedesert.edu