Tag archives: athletics

Ruiz Named New Athletic Director
By Scott Craig   |   June 14, 2022

After 13 years as head coach of Westmont baseball, Robert Ruiz will serve as director of athletics. Dave Odell, who has served in that capacity in a part-time role since January 2009, will become the executive director of athletics. In his new position, Odell will focus on athletics strategic planning, fundraising, and coach development. He […]

Turning Love of Westmont into a Field of Dreams
By Scott Craig   |   February 1, 2022

For more than half a century, the hulking figure of Phil Baker ’71 has traversed Westmont’s campus. As the longtime grounds manager with a familiar goatee and wide mustache, he has created breathtaking gardens and stunning athletic fields. He quietly retired last summer, preferring a tri-tip luncheon with a few dozen co-workers and family at […]

Warriors Dedicate New Putting Green
By Scott Craig   |   October 3, 2019

Westmont President Gayle D. Beebe and alumnus Stan Anderson cut the ribbon to the new Stan Anderson Golf Complex at a public dedication ceremony September 10 on Westmont’s lower campus. Anderson then sank a ceremonial first putt surrounded by hundreds of cheering Westmont student-athletes and supporters. The new facility features an 8,000-square-foot artificial putting green, […]

Get Fit with Gregory Athletic Performance
By Jon Vreeland   |   February 7, 2019

We’ve all said it, as athletes, as armchair cheerleaders and quarterbacks. That this is the year of my physical and salutary glory. I’m going to work out. I’m going to eat right, mold my body like a statue, make the stars on film look like hogs. I’ll get back into shape, and with sheer motivation. […]

Women’s Swim Coach Dives In
By Scott Craig   |   November 1, 2018

Westmont is excited to begin its first women’s swimming team in fall 2019 with its newly hired head coach, Jill Jones Lin.  “Jill has a strong pedigree in both swimming and Christian leadership,” says Dave Odell, Westmont athletic director. “Her energy and enthusiasm is palpable. She also has a strong understanding of athletics as part […]