Athletic Counseling Services

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Covid-19 Protocol:

During the current Covid-19 situation, Academic Counseling for Student Athletes will be held through scheduled appointments only, no drop in times are available. Appointments will be available through Zoom or phone call for current and recruited student athletes only.

To schedule an appointment with an Cedric Hackett or Porsha Boyd, our Academic Counselors for Student Athletes, by using the links below:

Schedule Appointment with Cedric

Schedule Appointment with Porsha

Schedule an appointment with Matthew Williamson

If you have any questions call (310) 434-4310 or email Athletics@smc.edu.


Online Counseling Hours:

  • Monday:         Remote Hours vary, please click the counselor link above to see specific times that are available.
  • Tuesday:        Remote Hours vary, please click the counselor link above to see specific times that are available.
  • Wednesday:   Remote Hours vary, please click the counselor link above to see specific times that are available.
  • Thursday:       Remote Hours vary, please click the counselor link above to see specific times that are available.
  • Friday:            Remote Hours vary, please click the counselor link above to see specific times that are available.

General Questions Contact:

  • Athletics Department:     Athletics@smc.edu
  • Kinesiology Department: Kinesiology@smc.edu

The Academic Counselors for Student Athletes are responsible for advising student athletes in matters dealing with educational, vocational, athletic and personal matters. Student athletes need to meet with the counselor to develop a Student Educational Plan, which is required for all athletes to be eligible to compete. We require our athletes to complete an SEP each semester due to continual change of requirements and recommendations for colleges and universities


Why do student athletes need to see an athletic counselor? 

  • 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 emotionally, 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

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