Running under the auspices of San Bernardino Valley College Athletics, Crafton began its new athletics program with women’s golf in fall 2016, and is adding men and women’s swimming in 2017. Teams compete in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.
The college plans to offer men’s golf and women’s tennis in spring 2018; then add men’s and women’s water polo in fall 2018 and men’s tennis in spring 2019.
“I’m excited about launching this program,” says Ralph Rabago, professor of kinesiology and health. Rabago will coach the women’s golf team next fall and has been instrumental in planning the implementation of the Athletics program. “Athletics has been a missing component of the educational experience at Crafton,” he says. “And now that will change.”
“Students can enroll at one or the other college and compete in any team sport,” says Dave Rubio, SBVC Athletics Director. “The new programs being offered at Crafton will help round out the competitive sports at San Bernardino Valley College.” SBVC has football, men and women’s basketball, men and women’s soccer, men and women’s cross country and track and field, baseball, softball, and women’s volleyball.