Athletic Counseling

Angel Meraz
Athletic Counselor
Location: Kinesiology Office 102
Phone: (760) 568-7519



Office Hours
By appointment:
To schedule an appointment to meet with the Athletics Counselor, please call (760) 862-1318
Monday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.


 Your path to success as a Roadrunner
Why do I need to see a counselor for student athletes?

  • To assist student-athletes in the identification of educational, career and personal goals
  • To empower student-athletes to reach academic, career and personal success
  • To increase retention, graduation and transfer rate of student athletes
  • To encourage each student-athlete to develop independence, self-advocacy and to mature mentally emothionally, physically and athletically
  • To provide CCCAA, NCAA & NAIA Resources
  • To create an environment within the intercollegiate athletic program that promotes academic achievement
  • To maximize the academic potential of student-athletes by providing an atmosphere that enhances learning skills, career development, and personal development
So, where do I begin?
  • Apply to College of the Desert and take the Assessment test
  • View the New Student Orientation online
  • Attend a "Student Educational Plan" workshop 
  • Make an appointment with the athletic counselor ASAP
  • Use the resources on this page

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