Marcia is entering her eleventh year as a faculty member at Fullerton College in the Department of Physical Education. After recently retiring from a thirty-two-year career as a women’s basketball coach, including assistant coaching, at Arizona State, Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo, and Cal State Fullerton; head coaching positions at Caltech, Cal State Fullerton, and the last ten years at Fullerton College, she is looking forward to her first year in a new role as the Senior Coordinator of Athletics.
Her passion for serving the community and equipping young people has led to the creation of various projects throughout her career including “I’ll Tell 2 and Run it Back” both breast cancer awareness initiatives. Her commitment to outreach and mentorship has led to involvement with Special Olympics, Big Sister Reading Program, Shooting Stars Basketball, and KinderCaminata.
An ally for marginalized and underserved populations and an advocate for student well-being, her committee involvement, including the Faculty Senate, the Diversity Advisory Committee, the Student Equity and Achievement Committee, and various hiring committees, allows her to actively lobby for change.
A native of New Jersey, she attended Seton Hall University on a basketball scholarship, leaving “The Hall” with top ten career stats and graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. She later received a Master of Science in Kinesiology from Cal State Fullerton and is currently pursuing a certificate in Creative Writing from UCLA. She is a proud member of the Class of 2012 Plainfield High School (NJ) Hall of Fame.
An accomplished spoken word artist, writer, and speaker, Marcia is passionate about taking advantage of her platform and ability to connect with people from all walks of life by investing in and fostering positive relationships; especially with young people, understanding it takes a village to raise a child.
“Recruiting and coaching Natalie Williams was a gift. Being associated with her family, the foundation, and others invested in carrying on the memory of such a beautiful soul, is a privilege.”