Teams: Building Champions On and Off the Field
The Tigers are a member of the TCCAA Region VII conference. The program has been around since the late 1970's and has enjoyed success throughout many time periods. Boasting alumni like Rod Bolton and Kerry Lacy who played for the Tigers and made it up to the MLB, it is a program that has had a proud tradition and is working to continue that tradition. The field ( which is located on the Main Campus on Amnicola Highway ) has gone through enormous upgrades and is currently one of the finest JUCO facilities in the state. With a new grandstand that seats over 600 people, new press box, and new dugouts, it further accentuates the lovely campus on the river. A new state-of-the-art field house hosts the teams spacious locker room and weight room as well as coaches office and team meeting room.
In the past 9 seasons Chattanooga State has had 13 NJCAA All-American Selections, 4 TCCAA Pitcher of The Year selections, 4 TCCAA Player of the Year selections, and 5 TCCAA Coach of the Year selections (in 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, & 2021). Also in the past 9 seasons, ChattState has appeared in 5 NJCAA National Tournaments, and 40 ChattState players signed National Letters of Intent with 4 year colleges (17 Division I, 11 Division II, 4 Division III, and 8 NAIA).
Chattanooga State's newest athletic program, the Volleyball team has already produced four All Region players, one Region Freshman of the Year, one Region Player of the Year, and one honorable mention All-American. Chattanooga State also won the 2021 Region Co-Coach of the Year award. Head Coach Kristy Lenoir says “I am so excited about where this program is headed! We have an awesome group of hardworking student-athletes that are committed to giving their best in the classroom, as well as in the gym. I am proud to be at Chattanooga State and am looking forward to building a nationally competitive program.”
The Chattanooga State men's basketball program is one of the premier junior college programs within the State of Tennessee and nationwide. A member of the TJCCAA Region VII, the Chattanooga State Tigers compete practically every year for regional and national championships, and following graduation, most players continue playing as starters at four-year colleges and universities. As a result, the College has earned a national reputation as an elite institution for its basketball program where young men can hone and display their talent and passion for the game while gaining a first-rate education and developing as responsible adults.
The Chattanooga State Women’s Basketball program is proud to be a part of the nationally known Division I Tennessee Community College Athletic Association (TCCAA) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The program has advanced to the NJCAA National Tournament Championship in the years 2002, 2006, 2011, and 2020, winning the TCCAA conference tournament championship, last in 2020. There have been 4 NJCAA All-Americans to play at Chattanooga State. Year in and year out players advance to continue their playing and academic careers at 4-year colleges and universities. With the entire athletics program located on the main campus off Amnicola Hwy, just a few short miles from downtown Chattanooga, Chattanooga State is a comprehensive, regionally accredited community college in the Tennessee Board of Regents System.