Athletic Director John Wade“Contra Costa College has a great tradition of intercollegiate athletics and student success. We provide a great opportunity for West County student athletes to compete at the highest level of two year College athletic competition in the Bay Valley Conference and at the State level.

We want student athletes who put Academics, the Community, and Contra Costa College first while having pride in being a COMET! We want students who can appreciate the total College experience, both academically and athletically that we offer at CCC!! We want you to take the challenge of being a COMET and join our family!!”

About Mr. Wade

John H. Wade II, Contra Costa College Athletic Director, came to CCC from the University of San Francisco. He has extensive knowledge of intercollegiate athletics having served for years as a coach at the four year and Division I level: Eastern Washington University (1983-88), University of the Pacific in Stockton (1988-1990), Eastern Washington University (1990-1995), University of California, Santa Barbara (1995-1997) and University of San Francisco (1997-2001).

While Athletic Director at Contra Costa College, John has served as Bay Valley Conference Administrative Representative for Women’s Basketball, Women’s Volleyball, and Men’s Basketball. He has been the President of the Bay Valley Conference 2007-2009 and is currently the President for the Bay Valley Conference (BVC) for the Northern California Football Association (NCFA).

Shawna BelfieldShawna Belfield
Administrative Secretary

Ms. Belfield assists the Athletic Director as well as 9 Athletic Coaches.  She provides support to professors, students and staff alike.  She is an Alumni and speaks fondly about her memories at CCC.  During her studies as a full time student, she worked in two offices on campus.  She takes on her duties every day with a smile. Some of these include assisting students with questions and paperwork, updating game schedules for the public, keeping detailed records, handling signs ups for the swim program and summer sports camp, fundraising activities, and attending home games in support of CCC. Go Comets!!  In her spare time she likes to read books, watch movies, and create budgeting charts.

Contact info:
Phone: (510) 215-4801

Mickel JacksonMikel Jackson

Mr. Jackson joined Contra Costa College as the Head Athletic Trainer in Spring 2015. Prior to that, he worked out of the Sports Medicine Center for Young Athletes at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and taught sports medicine courses at Berkeley High School and California High School. Through Children’s Hospital’s high school outreach program, he served as athletic trainer liaison for Salesian College Preparatory and the Oakland Athletic League.

Mikel is a BOC-certified athletic trainer and a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association ( He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the NSCA and a USA Track & Field certificated coach. Mikel earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology with an Emphasis in Athletic Training and a Minor in African American Studies from San Jose State University in 2009 and a Designated Subjects Career Technical Education Teaching Credential in Health Science and Medical Technology from UC Berkeley Extension in 2014.

Jerol Hodges Locker Room AttendantJerol Hodges
Men’s Locker Room Attendant

He started playing football in his senior year of high school and loved the game ever since he was 3 years old.  He was at Long Beach when he was recruited by Montana Tech to play with them.  He started coaching in 1994 at McClymonds, leading to 7 silver bowls Bowl Championships and 2 Bay Bowls, which produced great players such as Bill Russel, Frank Robinson, Paul Silas, Vada Pinson, and many more.  He got into coaching to help kids graduate and be better athletes to progress to the University level.  His 13 years of coaching Defensive Backs specialized in issuing and repairing equipment and implementing back drills and conditioning.  Because of this training, 34-40 of his players transferred to divison-one schools!  His hobbies include fishing and spending time with his children.

Atreese WatkinsAtreese Watkins
Women’s Locker Room Attendant

Atreese is the Women’s Locker Room Attendant who also passionately supports the CCC Lady Comets Athletes. She has spent over 6 years in various private and nonprofit organizations  doing support and coordination work. She prides herself and her fellow Comets as exemplifying the values of excellence and resourcefulness. Atreese is most proud of “Bringing the Glitter” to help our athletes shine while keeping up with the duties of the Locker Room. Her favorite aspect of working for the department is the Home tournaments. From the senior swimmers to the freshmen on the field, she truly believes Everyday is “A good day to be a Comet.”