Dick Tomlinson

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Associate Athletic Director - Pasadena City College

Student - San Diego City College

Track Coach - El Camino College


masters degreeUSC

bachelor's DegreeUSC

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Associate AD Steps Down - CourierOnline - Pasadena City College

Tomlinson retires from position after eight years PCC Associate Athletic Director Dick Tomlinson, who has served in the position for eight years, is retiring.During his career, Tomlinson was very active in South Coast Conference athletic director meetings and, as an administrator, advocated for effective ways to make the lives of PCC coaches easier.Tomlinson has been a part of community college athletics for the past 47 years.As a student at San Diego City College, he was a starting quarterback for the football team and was a member of the track and field team.In 1958, he broke a then-record in the javelin throw at SDCC.He was also a three-year letterman in track and field at USC, where he earned bachelor's and masters degrees.From 1976 to 1978, he was the head coach of the El Camino College Warriors' track and field team.Tomlinson also coached five state championship teams in the pole vault.Tomlinson has an international background in track and field and has coached many foreign athletes from Bahrain, Germany and South Africa.In 1993-1994, he coached the Bahrain National and Olympic track and field team.

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What made that achievement even more impressive was that Knaub often rode a bike, or hitchhiked to El Camino College to train under the tutelage of its respected track coach, Dick Tomlinson, who developed the Olympian Steve Smith, the first U.S. pole vaulter to exceed 18 feet indoors.

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Sexual Harassment a Problem on Campus - CourierOnline - Pasadena City College

Dick Tomlinson, associate athletic director, struggles with the issue of bad behavior coming from athletes."It's an ongoing problem and it has been since the gym opened," he acknowledged.Tomlinson said that while coaches are supposed to be out there monitoring the noise level, the problem hasn't come close to diminishing.Tomlinson recognized that athletes can get rowdy and has offered suggestions."We could create an athletic lounge in the locker rooms," he said."We could give an alternative to these athletes.We have the space.It could be done."The other, harsher option would likely be the solution to the problem."We need a uniformed police officer sitting at that front desk," Tomlinson stated."He or she needs to be full time, and it can't be a cadet."He goes on to explain that if a police officer were in attendance, raucous athletes would get written up and the coach of their sport would be notified.They would then have to sit out the next game.According to Tomlinson, a few years ago police officer Marjorie Harris was stationed at the gym full time under former Police Chief Philip Mullendore.Tomlinson said he has brought up both of these options to higher authorities, but neither suggestion was implemented.

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