SSC Bulldogs

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South Suburban sophomore guard Jovan Mooring was recognized as the 2015-16 Spalding® NJCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Player of the Year after having established himself as one of the country’s most prolific scorers. Mooring averaged 26.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.8 assist, and 3 steals per game during the 2015-16 season. He will play in the NJCAA National All Star Game Saturday, April 30th, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV. This award puts the cap on all of the accomplishments acquired by Mooring this season. He was named NJCAA National Tournament MVP, Region IV Player-of -the Year, Region IV-B Tournament MVP, and NJCAA 1st Team All American. Mooring led South Suburban to a 34-3 record this season, which was the best record in school history, and a 3rd place finish at the NJCAA National Tournament.

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.