2014 Inductee
Marian McWilliams

Marian McWilliams

She attended University of California at Santa Barbara where she graduated with a Special Secondary credential in Physical Education in 1951. She attended USC, UCLA, and CSUN where she earned a Masters of Arts Degree in 1954.

In 1958, she came to Pierce College to coach and was there until 1995. Her coaching career spanned 18 years with her total record of 345 wins and 32 loses. The Women’s Tennis team finished first in the conference 17 years and had one second place. One season was 22 wins and 4 losses (those loses being to 4 year colleges) with back to back Metropolitan conference titles in 1978-79. Coaching the Co-ed tennis teams in the fall and Women’s team in the spring, she was the Women’s Tennis Coach for 1962- 1980. Her teams won the State Community College Team Championships 2 years, and the State Community College Individual Championships 2 years. In 1979, they won the Ojai Tennis Tournament for the Community College Division. She was the Metropolitan Coach of the Year in 1979. She was named the Women’s Tennis California Community College State Coach of the Year in 1980. Prior to 1970, she was the Women’s Athletic Director for the College. In 1980, she became the first women in the history of the college to be the Athletic Director. She brought back Football in 1988, which had been dropped previously due to lack of funds. She retired in 1995.