Mission Statement

Welcome to West Valley College Athletics!

The Viking athletic program has a long history of success both academically and athletically. West Valley College offers a quality athletic program that will challenge you both mentally and physically while preparing you to transfer to a four-year college or university. Each year, many of our student-athletes transfer to a four-year university with scholarship.

It is with great pride that we can say West Valley College is one of the finest community colleges in California. The athletic department embraces the college’s mission in supporting students along their pathways to reach transfer and career goals in an environment of academic excellence.

Boasting 12 athletic teams, our athletic department strives to be a premier destination for student-athletes looking to further their academic and athletic career. A strong collection of coaches, many of which have coached at the Division I and national level, team with an outstanding support staff consisting of two athletic trainers, two athletic counselors, an equipment manager, a Sports Information Director, and academic tutors to foster an environment of success. Our facilities, including Viking Field (softball) and Valhalla(baseball), have all undergone recent renovation and are among the best in the country. We are committed to excellence and invite you to join us in pursuit of our goals.

West Valley College, as a member of the Coast Conference and the California Community College Athletic Association, agrees to abide by all the rules of the CCCAA and the Coast Conference. The athletic program at West Valley College will embrace the policies, rules and regulations of these member organizations as well as those of the college and the West Valley-Mission Community College District.

Come visit us on our beautiful 143-acre Saratoga campus in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, located at the southwest border of Silicon Valley.

We welcome you to become part of the Viking family.

John Vlahos,  Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics