Athletics

Leroy Buchanan (left), Rasheide Bell (middle), Shannon Bogues (right) fight for a lost ball during the second half of the 2017 NJCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game.

SSC’s Rasheide Bell played in the NJCAA All Star Game in Las Vegas, NV. Bell received the Leon Spencer Award for sportsmanship at the event. He will be playing at Kentucky Wesleyan next year.

This caps a big year for Rasheide. Aside from helping the Bulldogs finish 3rd in the NJCAA National Tournament in Danville, IL, he was selected to the 1st Team All-Tournament team.  It looks like the Panthers can’t wait to add him to their line-up: “Men’s Basketball Adds 6-2 Guard Rasheide Bell”.

Bell’s goal is to finish playing at Kentucky Wesleyan, get into a basketball league overseas, then play in the NBA.

South Suburban College maintains the men’s sports of baseball, basketball, and soccer. The women’s sports programs consist of basketball, softball, volleyball, and soccer.

South Suburban College is very proud of their athletic program. We have an excellent coaching staff that motivates the student athletes to not only win their athletic events but to succeed in the classroom. Several of our athletes transfer to four year Colleges and receive athletic scholarships.

Two of SSC’s head coaches have been inducted into their sports Hall of Fames. Head Baseball Coach Steve Ruzich was inducted into the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in May, 2014. In February of 2016, Women’s Basketball Head Coach Darrell Scott was inducted to the NJCAA Region IV Hall of Fame.

South Suburban College’s Head Men’s Basketball Coach John Pigatti was named the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Junior College Division II Coach of the Year as well as the 2016 Region IV-B Coach of the Year. This is Pigatti’s 7th Regional Coach of the Year Award in his 10 years at SSC.

If you are interested in attending SSC to participate in athletics, please contact any of our coaches or call the Athletic Director, Steve Ruzich at (708) 596-2000 ext. 5843. The coaches will happy to speak with you about their programs and the great experience you will have attending South Suburban College.

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