13.02.9 representative of Athletics interests. A “representative of the institution’s athletics interests” is an individual who is known (or who should have been known) by a member of the institution’s executive or athletics administration to: 

(a) Have participated in or to be a member of an agency or organization promoting the institution’s intercollegiate athletics program; 
(b) Have made financial contributions to the athletics department or to an athletics booster organization of that institution; 
(c) Be assisting or to have been requested (by the athletics department staff) to assist in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes; 
(d) Be assisting or to have assisted in providing benefits to enrolled student-athletes or their families; or 
(e) Have been involved otherwise in promoting the institution’s athletics program. Representative of Athletics Interests. Once an individual is identified as such a representative, the person retains that identity indefinitely.

A Note from the Director of Athletics

The Tiger Club was formed in 1979 to support the Athletics Department in providing a comprehensive and highly competitive intercollegiate sports program at Occidental College. The Club is designed to attract financial and moral support from former student-athletes, alumni, family, friends, administration and staff. The aid is crucial to allow Oxy to maintain its’ century-old winning tradition while facilitating the provision of 21 intercollegiate programs, seven college supported club programs (e.g. dance, cheerleading, rugby) and facilities for the entire college community to commit to their physical well-being.

The support of the Athletics’ programs at Occidental has resulted in notable success over the last few years as Oxy has become a much stronger competitor in the overall SCIAC standings. The women’s basketball team has won five consecutive SCIAC championships. Women’s soccer and volleyball have just completed very successful 2011 seasons. The men’s basketball and football teams are perennial powers in the SCIAC and the track and cross country programs have a long and rich history. In fact, Oxy now has more student athletes representing the college than at any time in its history.
Since none of Oxy’s programs generate revenue to meet even a portion of the costs, and since the college has so many other demands on its financial resources, the Tiger Club is required to raise a substantial (35%) portion of the Athletics Department’s operating budget so that Oxy has the equipment, facilities and coaches necessary to compete.
Our focus for this year is:
  • To improve Oxy’s overall SCIAC standing
  • To continue to grow and enhance the Occidental brand through recruiting and image on the playing field
  • To continue to upgrade Oxy’s facilities and competitive venues
  • To provide state-of-the-art training facilities
  • To invest in enhanced assistant coach’s stipends
To accomplish these ambitions, we need your support. We are making great progress…but we need more financial resources from the Tiger Club to achieve the leadership position we expect.

IO Triumphe!

Jaime A. Hoffman
Director of Athletics
Occidental College


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Welcome to the members of the

2012-13 Tiger Club Board!


Name Year Sport
Paula Hoffman   At large
Ken Sulzer 1982, P 2014 Baseball
Brian Newhall 1983 M. Basketball
Jenny Crosthwaite 1984 W. Basketball
Jim Dietle 1980 Club Sports
Christina (Soria) Soffin 1999 Cross Country
Mark Garcia 1987 Football
Dan Atkins P 2013 Golf
Shira Blatt  2007  Lacrosse
Michael Roach P 2013 Lacrosse
Paul Finchamp 1980 President
Bob Cody 1968 M. Soccer
Tiffany Coleman 2003 W. Soccer
Julie Johnson 1961 Softball
Erin Brinton 2009 Swim/Dive
Arman Davtyan 2000 M. Tennis
Amy Marcus-Newhall 1984 W. Tennis
John McGrath 1963 Track and Field
Wendy Gobar 1985 Volleyball
Michael Sinclair 1983, P 2015 Water Polo
Karen Maarse Fitzgerald   WIS
ley-Findley, Becky
Blatt, Shira '07
Botterud, Carl '79
Brinton, Erin '09
Ciriello, Carlo '98
Coleman, Tiffany '03
Crosthwaite, Jenny '84
Davtyan, Arman '00
Dietle, Jim '80
Finchamp, Paul '80
Fries, Nick '05
Garcia, Mark '87
Gobar, Wendy '85
Hoffman, Paula
Ike, Bob '85
Larkin, Christopher and Joan P'12
McGrath, John '63
Marcus-Newhall, Amy '84
Robinson, Steve '77
Soffin, Christina (Soria) 
Wahba, Jennifer
Zugsmith, Mike P'11, President
Zugsmith, Rachel P'11