Calhoun Announces Addition of New Athletic Teams

Decatur, AL - Calhoun Community College Interim President Dr. Joe Burke is pleased to announce the addition of cross-country running teams for both men and women to the College’s athletic program this fall. Cross-country is ranked the second most common sport in college athletics.

According to Burke, the College is preparing a search to hire a part-time coach for both teams. Once onboard, the coach will focus on recruiting within and outside the state of Alabama. “It is an exciting time for Calhoun Athletics,” said Burke. “This new addition will not only increase our extra-curricular offerings to our students, but it also provides us with the opportunity to expand student athlete enrollment,” added Burke. 

“The Athletics Department will award a total of 10 scholarships for the men’s team and 10 for the women’s team, which will cover books, tuition and fees,” commented Dr. Nancy Keenum, Calhoun Athletics Director. “The students will train on Calhoun’s Decatur campus as well as local established parks,” added Keenum. 

The season is scheduled to begin in September. Both teams will compete against various opponents within the Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC), the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), as well as schools within the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Athletic International Association (NAIA). 

Prospective student athletes interested in joining Calhoun’s cross-country team as well as interested coaches should contact the Athletics Department at 256-306-2858.

All media inquiries should be directed to Calhoun’s public relations team at 256-306-2560 or 256-306-2965.