Athletic Counselors

James Rose
Athletic Coordinator Counselor





James Rose has served as the Athletic Counselor for eight years within the California Community College system. In this capacity, he helps prepare Southwestern Jaguars student-athletes for graduation, transfer, and becoming high scholar students' while guiding them and the department towards reaching their educational goals through the college mission and vision statement.

James came to Southwestern College as a Counselor in the summer of 2014. He has enjoyed being an Athletic Counselor in the California Community College. James has worked at College of the Desert athletic department for five years, along with Mt San Antonio College for six years.

Outside of Southwestern Jaguar athletics, James continues his commitment to his life's passion of empowering young people through education and sports and maximizing their human potential. James has been an Oregon Duck since June 1999 when he joined the University of Oregon football program as a transfer student-athlete from Mt. SAC in Southern California. At Mt. SAC, he received his Associates in Liberal Arts: Social Behavioral Science. After playing for the University of Oregon for three years, James earned his undergraduate degree in Sociology in 2002. Furthermore, James then went on to earn his Masters of Science in Educational Counseling in 2005 from the University of Oregon.

In the summer of 2012, James enrolled into the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education to earn his Doctoral degree, where he will receive his degree in Educational Psychology in Spring 2015. James believes this will help him promote academic and life achievement through motivational academic incentives and educational initiatives.


Laney Collins
General/Athletic Counselor




Laney Collins, has join the Southwestern College Jaguars Athletic Counseling team after graduating from Pasadena City College in 2000, and then transferring to University of San Diego where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Communication with a minor is Psychology. Laney received her Master's Degree in Educational Counseling emphasis in Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential from National University. Laney has over 14 years of experience working in athletics. Laney spent several years working in Community Development and Player Outreach with the San Diego Chargers Football team. She has been a part-time Athletic Counselor at Pasadena City College, MiraCosta College and an Athletic Academic Coordinator at San Diego State University.  

Laney was a former student athlete in Softball at Pasadena City College and University of San Diego. She is excited to be contributing to the academic and transfer success of our student athletes. She enjoys working with various types of student-athletes, and helping contribute to both their athletic and academic accomplishments.