Intercollegiate Sports Program
Cottey College offers volleyball, basketball and softball in its intercollegiate sports program. Cottey is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II, Region XVI. The NJCAA is the athletic association for all two-year colleges. Division II is a mix of small and large two-year colleges. Region XVI is the state of Missouri. There are six colleges that are Division II in Missouri, and those colleges compete in the Regional Tournament.
The colleges that compete in NJCAA Region 16 Division II are: Cottey College; East Central College, Union, MO; MCC-Longview, Lee's Summit, MO; MCC-Penn Valley, Kansas City, MO; Mineral Area College, Park Hills, MO; North Central Missouri College, Trenton, MO; St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, MO; Wentworth Military Academy, Lexington, MO. In addition, Cottey competes against other colleges in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Those teams are two-year schools; small, private, four-year colleges; and some junior vasity programs of larger, four-year colleges.
Two New Sports Added for Fall 2014
Cottey College announces the addition of two more intercollegiate sports beginning in fall 2014. Cross-country and tennis will be added to the three sports currently offered at the College: basketball, softball, and volleyball. All five sports are scholarship sports meaning that athletic scholarships will be available for cross-country and track just as they are for basketball, softball, and volleyball. Read the full press release announcing the additions here.
Cottey is searching for part-time coaches for both sports. Job descriptions are available on the College website under employment.
Click here for an interview with Athletic Director and Coach Dave Ketterman.
Prospective Student-Athlete Questionnaire
Any prospective student who would like to play basketball, volleyball or softball on the collegiate level should contact the head coach of the sport they are interested in. Questionnaires will be added soon for cross-country and tennis.
"If a student is within driving range, we will visit. We will always contact the coach and ask for the student's stats and athletic biography. In some cases we may request the student send us a video," said Athletic Director Dave Ketterman.
Athletic Scholarships are awarded for basketball, volleyball and softball based on demonstrated ability. Athletic guidelines for NJCAA Division II can include a maximum of tuition, fees, and course-related books. To be eligible for official awards of scholarships, grants, student employment and loans, prospective students must be accepted for admission and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
For more information on Cottey College's athletic program, please contact Athletic Director Dave Ketterman. E-mail address is email@example.com, or write him at the College address: 1000 W. Austin, Nevada, MO 64772.