Home of 1988, 2000, and 2005 NJCAA Football Champions, the Glendale Gauchos are a football tradition in the West Valley. The 2005 team won the NJCAA title undefeated that year and is the only team in Arizona to be inducted into the NJCAA Hall of Fame.
Along with NJCAA championships, the Glendale Gauchos have won the Valley of the Sun Bowl 19 times. From their start on Glendale's gridiron, GCC athletes have gone on to play in large and small university football programs and continued careers in the NFL.
Great players come from great coaches who drill the fundamentals while fine-tuning skills. Coach Joe Kersting (1986-2002) holds a spot on the NJCAA 50 Winningest Coaches list for his 16-season record of 114-44-2. Both Kersting and Pete Pisciotta (former GCC Athletic Director) have been inducted into the NJCAA Hall of Fame.
If you're a student interested in building football skills in order to play at the next level, or a fan who enjoys a good game, we invite you to learn about the football program at GCC.
Tickets for 2016 games are available at the GCC Gymnasium box office one hour prior to the game start time. Admission is free to children age 6 and under, GCC students and GCC employees (with college ID), $5 for adults and $3 for seniors.