Athletics Department

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TMCC is a member of the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA), Region 18, where teams are from the states of Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Western Montana and Utah.

The Lizards will compete in the Scenic West Athletic Conference, also known as the Scenic West Conference, which is a sports association for junior colleges located in Idaho, Utah, Colorado, and Nevada. It is the sole conference in the NJCAA's Region 18.

Making TMCC Athletics a Reality

Back when the institution was a satellite campus of Western Nevada Community College, there was an athletics program, including basketball, boxing, golf, and track, under head coach/Director of Athletics and Student Activities Joe Ayarbe. There have been no official sports since the college became TMCC in 1979.

In the fall of 2016, TMCC students led the charge for bringing sports back to TMCC, with the new athletics program approved by NSHE in Spring 2017. Dr. Tina Ruff, the Director of Athletics, Health and Wellness, joined TMCC in Sept. 2018.