February 12, 2024

Following the successful integration of male students into the residential experience at Columbia College, Koala Athletics is thrilled to announce the addition of Men’s Basketball to our robust athletic program to begin as early as Fall 2024.

Director of Athletics Glen Crawford shared, “The addition of Men’s Basketball is a tremendous opportunity for Koala Athletics and Columbia College to enhance the student and fan experiences as we continue to look toward our future. Our athletics staff and facilities are ready for new opportunities, and Men’s Basketball is a great place to start!”

Columbia College Athletics began in the early 1970s with Tennis and Swim; the Basketball program soon followed in the 1974-1975 academic year. Since the founding of Columbia College Athletics, many teams have seen substantial success; recently, the Koalas have even risen to a place of national prominence within the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). It is our hope that by continuing to prioritize growth within our athletic programs, the student experience as a whole will also be enriched.

“Columbia College continues to grow and change before our eyes. To be even a small part of this campus’s transformation is an honor, but to work alongside the leaders who make it happen is a dream come true. Our community has proven time and time again that it is ready for more – more growth, more opportunity, more impact. A Men’s Basketball program has the potential to unite our campus in new and exciting ways, and I, for one, look forward to the impact this group of young men will bring with them,” said President of Columbia College, Dr. John Dozier.

Columbia College has already started the process of securing a Head Coach so that you can cheer on the Koalas in Fall 2024. 

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