• The Columbia City High School athletic department mission is to provide our student/athletes an athletic program that reflects the overall mission of the school. This includes a commitment to participate in IHSAA interscholastic sports. CCHS will offer student/athletes an opportunity to compete in an environment that supports the highest levels of commitment, personal growth, respect, enthusiasm and excellence in both academics and athletics. The commitment to academics and athletics is supported by the athletic department's belief that athletic competition teaches the participants physical and mental skills valuable in our society.


Plan for Fans at Winter Athletic Events

  • UPDATED on 1/31/21

    Based on guidance and approval from the Whitley County Health Department, Columbia City High School has updated its fan policy for boys’ basketball games.

    HOME EVENTS: Face coverings and social distance seating will be REQUIRED at ALL times during all athletic events.

    • Participating student-athletes and cheerleaders will receive a total of 4 tickets each for both the home and visiting teams.
    • Visiting cheerleaders will NOT be permitted.
    • The Columbia City HS student body will receive 100 tickets.
    • The remaining allotment of tickets approved by the Whitley County Health Department and any leftover tickets will be sold on a “first come first serve” basis at the door the evening of each game. There will be NO presale tickets.  We anticipate having roughly 500 tickets available for the general public.
    • Face coverings and social distancing will be REQUIRED when attending an event.
    • NO CONCESSIONS will be sold.
    • NO FOOD or DRINK will be permitted inside the facility.
    • Ticket prices will remain at $5 and everyone of all ages must have a ticket to gain admittance.


    AWAY EVENTS: Away events will follow the guidelines from the host school.

COVID-19 Return to Play Information

  • July 1, 2020

    TO: Student Athletes and Families, 

    Starting Monday, July 6th, student-athletes and coaches can return to our facilities in preparation for the athletic seasons for the 2020-2021 school year.  To be eligible to participate on Monday, July 6th, student-athletes need to have the following paperwork completed and turned in to the athletic office. (This paperwork can also be turned in to the coach on Monday, July 6th.)  


    • IHSAA Physical (Can either be from the 19-20 school year or a newly completed physical for the 20-21 school year)
    • IHSAA Health History Update Questionnaire & Consent and Release Form (If the athlete answers "Yes" to any of the questions on the IHSAA Questionnaire than the athlete must obtain a new IHSAA physical)
    • Concussion/SCA Acknowledgment Form
    • CCHS Liability Release Form
    • Student Random Drug Testing Participation Agreement Form 


    Upon returning Monday, July 6th, we ask that the student-athletes abide by the following "Student-Athlete Responsibilities"

    • Bring a face mask.  Athletes will not be expected to wear a face mask during athletic activities.  This is only for times when there is non-athletic/non-rigorous instruction.  If an athlete does not have a mask, one can be provided.
    • Feel free to bring your own hand sanitizer or other sanitation productions.  We will have hand sanitizer and other sanitation products on site so this is not a requirement.  If you choose to provide your own sanitation products, you will NOT be permitted to share these items with other individuals.
    • Athletes must bring their own water bottle.  Sharing of any kind (water bottles, clothing, shoes, athletic equipment, etc.) will NOT be permitted.
    • Come dressed and ready to participate and leave directly after completion of workouts.  Locker rooms will not be available; athletes are expected to shower at home.  Athletes will be expected to launder all personal athletic clothing at home before returning to another workout on campus with the same athletic clothing.
    • Be open with coaches about any health symptoms you may be experiencing.  DO NOT attend workouts if you are not feeling well and/or show signs of COVID-19 symptoms.  
    • Workouts are VOLUNTARY.  If you do not feel comfortable attending a workout, please communicate with your coach.
    • Your safety is of the utmost important to us so we ask that you communicate regularly with the coaching staff.     


    Below are the first day schedules that we have set for our return along with the coaches contact e-mail.  Please contact coaches for more detailed schedules:


    • Football - Head Coach Brett Fox - - Workouts begin July 6th 3:45 at Old CCHS
    • Girls Basketball - Head Coach Amy Shearer - Workouts begin July 6th 4:30p at Old CCHS
    • Boys Basketball - Head Coach Matt Schauss - - Parent/player meeting on July 6th 7:30o at Old CCHS Football Field; workouts begin July 7th 8:00a at Old CCHS 
    • Volleyball - Head Coach Kaitlin Daniels - - Workouts begin July 6th 8:00a at Old CCHS
    • Girls Soccer - Head Coach Mike Cotter - - Workouts begin July 6th 8:00a at Old CCHS
    • Boys Soccer - Head Coach Derick Rice - - Workouts begin July 7th 9:00a at Old CCHS
    • Boys and Girls Tennis - Head Coach Phil Stanczak - - Workouts begin July 6th 2:30p at Devol Field
    • Boys and Girls Cross Country - Head Coach Jason Matteson - - Workouts begin July 6th 5:30p at Old CCHS
    • Cheerleading - Head Coach Melanie Curry - - Workouts begin July 6th 10:00a at Old CCHS
    • Boys and Girls Golf - Head Coach Andrew Thompson - - Workouts begin July 6th at Eagle Glen
    • Boys Track - Head Coach Ryan Trieschman -
    • Girls Track - Head Coach Tyler Kissinger -
    • Unified Track - Head Coach James Hornaday -
    • Baseball - Head Coach Rob Bell -
    • Softball - Head Coach Dan Weigold -
    • Wrestling - Head Coach Blane Culp - 
    • Boys and Girls Swimming - Head Coach - Tucker Daniel -

CCHS Athletic Hall of Fame

  • Nominees must meet the following criteria:

    • Must be a graduate of Columbia City High School.
    • Nominated teams must have competed as a team under the Columbia City High School athletic program.
    • 10 years must have passed since last competing in interscholastic sports.
    • Coaches must have given 10 years of coaching to Columbia City High School and must be 3 years removed from the completion of their last year.
    • Contributors must have given 10 years of contributions to the Columbia City High School Athletics and must be 3 years removed from the completion of their last year.
    • Nominated individuals must be free of public dishonor and must not have been dismissed or expelled from Columbia City High School.

    Click to download a nomination form the for the Columbia City High School Athletic Hall of Fame.


Athletics Forms


  • Event schedules at your fingertips

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  • Student-Athlete Online Injury Tracking

    This year, CCHS athletics will utilize SportsWare Online Injury tracking. Parents are asked to set up an account and enter information for their children. This Instruction sheet will guide you through the process.

    Sportsware Injury Tracking

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