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Coronavirus Update for Student Athletes

Important Information from California Community College Athletics Association

March 12, 2020

College of the Canyons received the following notice this evening from the California Community College Athletics Association:

Due to concerns over COVID-19, the California Community College Athletics Association (CCCAA) Board of Directors voted to postpone indefinitely practices outside of regularly scheduled classes, as well as competition for all spring sports and those sports in their nontraditional seasons. The CCCAA Board understands the impact this will have on student-athletes. The CCCAA will be working to minimize those impacts when it comes to student-athlete CCCAA eligibility.

Impact on COC Athletics 

This action effectively postpones all College of the Canyons athletic competitions and practices, as well as sports programs in their non-traditional seasons until further notice. The decision is effective immediately. If you are a student-athlete, please consult with your coach or program director for further direction. Updates will also be posted on the COC Athletics website and social media channels @COCathletics.

Additional Details

From the CCCAA:

"The CCCAA Board understands the impact this will have on your student-athletes," said Keith Curry, president/CEO of Compton College and chair of the CCCAA Board of Directors in a statement released to member colleges. "The CCCAA will be working to minimize those impacts when it comes to student-athlete CCCAA eligibility, as well as at the four-year college level.

"It's important that we look out for the well-being of our student-athletes," he added.

Official CCCAA news release

"We regret the effect this has on our outstanding student-athletes and the hard work and dedication they've invested in their seasons," said Jennifer Cardone, CCCAA interim executive director. "However, we feel it's in the best interest of our student-athletes to take this action."

The decision came hours after CCCAA officials had announced cancellation of the 2020 CCCAA Men's and Women's Basketball State Championships, which were scheduled to begin Thursday, March 12 at West Hills College Lemoore.

COC Athletics will continue to monitor the situation and adhere to the direction of the CCCAA, as well as other college and governmental health officials.


Distributed March 12, 2020