Terry Barnum, Head of Athletics – TSC004

Terry Barnum refers to athletics as the “front porch” of an institution, providing the outside world a glimpse into what type of community Harvard-Westlake aspires to be. As Head of Athletics, Terry speaks to the value of both “elite” and community-oriented sports at Harvard-Westlake, in addition to how athletics can teach lessons and values few other venues can. Terry also discusses his family and upbringing in Chatsworth, CA, as well as his college football career at USC, which included scoring a touchdown in the 1996 Rose Bowl. Terry highlights Alemany educators Jon Mack and Kate Cerruti as profound influences on his life and career, in addition to USC’s Dennis Thurman.