Athletics Department

Go Lizards! The Truckee Meadows Community College soccer program fields both men's and women's teams. Check out TMCC's official Mighty Lizards Website for news, information, and results!

TMCC Athletics Logo

TMCC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), and competes in the Scenic West Athletic Conference, which is composed of junior colleges in Washington, Idaho, California, Utah, Colorado, and Nevada. The conference sponsors four men's and five women's sports and is the only athletic conference in NJCAA Region 18.

Making TMCC Athletics a Reality

Back when the institution was a satellite campus of Western Nevada Community College, TMCC previously fielded teams for basketball, boxing, golf and track under head coach and Director of Athletics and Student Activities Joe Ayarbe. TMCC sponsored no official athletic programs after 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 joined TMCC in Sept. 2018 as the Director of Athletics, Health and Wellness, and the TMCC Lizards held their first official season of play in the fall of 2019.