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News: Tony Barbone Selected New PCC Athletic Director


Tony Barbone has been named Pasadena City College Athletic Director in charge of the Lancers’ 16 sports teams. The appointment was ratified by the PACCD Board of Trustees meeting on November 6.

Barbone, nicknamed "Bones," by his friends and colleagues, will not begin his permanent assignment until Jan. 6, 2014 as he is finishing the Fall semester as El Camino College's AD. Barbone has been in charge of ECC's 21 sports teams as AD at the Torrance institution since 2009.

"We are very excited and privileged to bring Tony Barbone and his vast athletic experience at the collegiate level into our PCC family," said PCC Senior Vice President/Assistant Superintendent of Academic & Student Affairs, Dr. Robert Bell. Dr. Bell will continue to serve his additional role as athletic director, until Barbone's PCC start date, as he has done since February of this year.

"What impresses me about Tony is he truly understands the intricate nature of community college athletics," Dr. Bell said. "He is passionate about doing the important job of managing intercollegiate athletics programs.  We are indeed fortunate to have a person of Tony’s high qualities become the new leader going forward in Lancer athletics.

“His appointment will bring stability to the athletics department and raise the overall level of success for Pasadena City College intercollegiate sports.”

Barbone is currently the President of the South Coast Conference (SCC), the conference in which all PCC sports participate, with the exception of football. He is also President of the Central Conference of the Southern California Football Association (SCFA) and serves on the Executive Board as the SCC representative to the CCC Athletic Directors Association.

"I've become very familiar with PCC since working at El Camino and I feel there are great possibilities in growth for the intercollegiate athletics program," Barbone said. "I know my role is lending support and leadership to our coaches, staff, and more importantly our student-athletes. Knowing PCC's rich history in athletics and being a part of future greatness here is something I look forward to in 2014 and beyond."

Originally from Covina, Barbone earned an associate of arts degree at Mt. San Antonio College, then bachelor's and master's degrees at APU. Barbone and his wife Beth are residents of Glendora. They have two adult daughters, Ashley Mercado of Huntington Beach and Jen Tanzillo of Hermosa Beach. The Barbones are expecting their first grandchild in January.

Release Date: 11/15/2013
Contact: Robert Lewis , Sports Information
Phone: (626) 585-7018

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