Athletic Academic Team

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.


Fernando Cabico
Athletic Study Hall Specialist




 Fernando Cabico is a proud graduate and former football student-athlete of California Polytechnic State University of San Luis Obispo. In 2015, he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at Cal Poly and is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Education with emphasis in College Counseling and Student Development at Point Loma Nazarene University. He is projected to receive his Master’s Degree in the spring of 2018.

Since January of 2017, he has served as an Athletic Study Hall Specialist under Dr. Rose at Southwestern College. In addition, he has also been fulfilling necessary intern and fieldwork hours at SWC for his Master’s. Before coming to SWC, he previously held jobs working in Special Education for the Charter School of San Diego and in Finance at Qualcomm Incorporated.

As a former student-athlete, he recognizes that teamwork and creating meaningful relationships is an integral component of success across all professions. His goal is to work at the community college level as an athletic counselor or EOPS counselor. He enjoys helping students achieve and manage their short and long term goals.


Ryon White
Graduate Student




 Ryon White is a former Southwestern Community College student who graduated from SWC in 2010.  Ryon was a student athlete who played both basketball and football with Coach Cos in basketball and with Coach Carberry in football.  He transferred out in 2010 to Southern Nazarene University where he received a scholarship to play football at the Division II School.  Southern Nazarene University is where he received his Bachelor in Science (BS) in Sociology 2013. 

Ryon eventually moved back to San Diego in 2013 where he took some time off from sports and school worked from the YMCA.  He ran and help coordinate before and after school programs that where ran by the Mission Valley YMCA. He eventually wanted to go back to school and receive his masters he felt that little kids were not his calling but college students were. 

He is now working on receiving his Masters in College Counseling and Student Development from Point Loma Nazarene University he will be done with the program May of 2018. He is currently interning with our very own Dr. Rose as an Athletic Counselor and helps runs the athletic study hall with fellow colleague Fernando Cabico.