Toccoa Falls College athletics department has previously sponsored eight varsity programs that include men's and women's soccer, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross-country, volleyball, and baseball. Starting in the fall of 2017, TFC will continue to sponsor six of those programs moving men's and women's cross-country to a club sport. This decision was based on several factors.
Athletic administration has spent a considerable amount of time searching for a coach to lead the cross-country program and has had no success. Not having a coach has created difficulty in recruiting and solidifying runners for both our men's and women's programs. Both of the above concerns along with the desire for us to run a strong intercollegiate cross-country program has led to this decision.
Our hope, if we have enough interested runners, is to still run 3-4 courses next year, and ideally host one on our campus. The runners would enter the races as open entry runners, having the chance to compete against other college programs. If the college provides transportation and aids with meals for the runners, the students would need to count the races in their NCCAA eligibility.
New Director of Athletics, Kevin Hall, says, "this was a very difficult decision because we love our student-athletes and want to provide them opportunities to do something they love. We wanted to try cross country as a club sport rather than cancel the program, even without a coach, to give them the chance to still compete against quality runners from other colleges. With a 4-5 year vision of transitioning NAIA, we want to bring cross-country back as a varsity sport with the ability to hire an excellent coach that is able to train and recruit student-athlete to our great institution."
If you have any questions, please reach out to the athletic department at Toccoa Falls College at [email protected]
Thank you for your support for our athletic programs and for Toccoa Falls College where our mission is to 'Develop Godly Character with Intellect'.
Toccoa Falls College is a member of the NCCAA DII, competing in the South Region.