At 530 am, most people are struggling to get out of bed, however, Assistant Coach Steve Morris is in is the car on the way to rowing practice. Practice starts at 630 am on the dot. He himself was on the rowing team at Orange Coast College. He was the coxswain, the person who yells the commands. Learn more: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/05/24/orange-coast-college-rowers-have-the-muscle-and-mindset-to-win-nationals/
There is no doubt that rowing is an elite sport normally found at four-year universities, however, Orange Coast College did not get its nickname Giant Killer by worrying about the fact that their crew time is attending a two-year community college. This team has earned its nickname as they have won 11 national titles and are on their way securing their 12th title.
Rowing is not for the faint at heart, and the interesting part of this team is that most of the men never had an oar in their hand before they went out for the team. Several oarsmen over the 60-year history went on to crew for top rowing schools and even made it to the Olympics.
Coach Carmen Brown states that rowing is not only about physical strength, but it is very much a mental game too. He has seen boys who were struggling in high school, set the world on fire thanks to the program at OCC. Brown also believes that their is no better way to start the day than out on the water. Learn more: http://www.coastline.edu/myccc/
Orange Coast College is located in Southern Calafornia near beaches and ofcourse the water. It’s student body constists of roubghly 25,000 students every sememster. The school offers classes year around with about half of the students being involved in the Career and Technical Educational programs offered at the school. OCC is also home to one of the nation’s largest nautical programs. OCC has a large atheltic department that includes a variety of sports for both men and women. The thinking at the school is if you work hard on and off the field, than you will succeed.