Athletic Coordinator Counselor
James Rose has served as the Athletic Counselor for eight years within the California Community College system. In this capacity, he helps prepare Southwestern Jaguars student-athletes for graduation, transfer, and becoming high scholar students' while guiding them and the department towards reaching their educational goals through the college mission and vision statement.
James came to Southwestern College as a Counselor in the summer of 2014. He has enjoyed being an Athletic Counselor in the California Community College. James has worked at College of the Desert athletic department for five years, along with Mt San Antonio College for six years.
Outside of Southwestern Jaguar athletics, James continues his commitment to his life's passion of empowering young people through education and sports and maximizing their human potential. James has been an Oregon Duck since June 1999 when he joined the University of Oregon football program as a transfer student-athlete from Mt. SAC in Southern California. At Mt. SAC, he received his Associates in Liberal Arts: Social Behavioral Science. After playing for the University of Oregon for three years, James earned his undergraduate degree in Sociology in 2002. Furthermore, James then went on to earn his Masters of Science in Educational Counseling in 2005 from the University of Oregon.
In the summer of 2012, James enrolled into the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education to earn his Doctoral degree, where he will receive his degree in Educational Psychology in Spring 2015. James believes this will help him promote academic and life achievement through motivational academic incentives and educational initiatives.
Ryon White is a former Southwestern Community College student who graduated from SWC in 2010. Ryon was a student athlete who played both basketball and football with Coach Cos in basketball and with Coach Carberry in football. He transferred out in 2010 to Southern Nazarene University where he received a scholarship to play football at the Division II School. Southern Nazarene University is where he received his Bachelor in Science (BS) in Sociology 2013.
Ryon eventually moved back to San Diego in 2013 where he took some time off from sports and school worked from the YMCA. He ran and help coordinate before and after school programs that where ran by the Mission Valley YMCA. He eventually wanted to go back to school and receive his masters he felt that little kids were not his calling but college students were.
He is now working on receiving his Masters in College Counseling and Student Development from Point Loma Nazarene University he will be done with the program May of 2018. He is currently interning with our very own Dr. Rose as an Athletic Counselor and helps runs the athletic study hall with fellow colleague Fernando Cabico.