PCC seeking input about future of football program

PCC seeking input about future of football program
PCC will hold an information meeting Monday, March 12 at 6 p.m. (Source: KOLD News 13)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The future of Pima Community College's football program is up in the air.

Educators are working to figure out what will happen to the program next season.

The uncertainty comes after the Maricopa Community College District announced it would end football programs after the 2018 season at its four community colleges that play football: Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa and Glendale. That decision was made because of funding issues.

Now, Pima will have four less potential opponents.

It has educators scratching their heads about what to do next.

Edgar Soto, dean of Athletics Fitness and Wellness, said the program is more than just touchdowns and field goals.

"The reality is the wins and losses are important but the true goal is to have these young people have a start in their college career," he said. "Get them the credits, get them the classes they need to continue to move on and hopefully move on and get them a degree."

PCC will hold an information meeting Monday, March 12 at 6 p.m. It will be held at the PCC District office at 4905 E. Broadway Boulevard, C-105.

Soto said no decisions will be made at Monday's meeting. He said it is a chance for people to get their questions answers and share their ideas.

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