Athletics News

August 17, 2011
2011 Volleyball Preview

May 31, 2011
Kelly Cox Named the New Athletic Director at Columbia College
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Kelly Cox has been appointed as the new athletic director at Columbia College by Dr. Ron White, Vice President for Enrollment Management. Cox brings to the Fighting Koalas 15 years of experience coaching track and field at the NCAA Division I and Division III levels. She will begin her new position July 1st.

April 26, 2011
All-Sports Banquet Highlights Student-Athletes
The Columbia College All-Sports Banquet took place Wednesday evening. The ceremonies featured guest speaker Jud Damon, team awards, the Erma Kizer Rushton Scholarship, the Lucille Godbold Scholarship, the Laurie B. Hopkins Academic Excellence Award, and Medallion Award.

April 5, 2011
Columbia College Featured on Southern States Showcase
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Columbia College Athletics will be featured on this week’s episode of Southern States Showcase, which airs on Fox Sports South network Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. (EST). The Southern States Showcase highlights member athletes, coaches, and schools from the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC). The Fighting Koalas of Columbia College will be featured in the April 6th episode as the school spotlight of the week.

September 10, 2010
Columbia College Joins the AAC
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Director of Athletics Ana Oliver announced that Columbia College will join the Appalachian Athletic Conference for the 2011-12 season. This will be the final year competing in the Southern States Athletic Conference for the Fighting Koalas, who will officially leave the SSAC July 1, 2011.

April 29, 2009
Columbia College Hosts Special Olympics
The Columbia College athletic department hosted the Special Olympics of South Carolina Saturday, April 25th. Athletes of all ages were on hand to participate in two one hour sessions along side Columbia College athletes in basketball, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.

January 14, 2009
Lindsey Hughes Featured in Greater Columbia Business Monthly
Lindsey Hughes, head tennis coach at Columbia College, is featured in the January edition of the Greater Columbia Business Monthly.

December 10, 2008
Softball Construction Nears Completion
The construction of the Sutton softball field has been completed and the new field house is closing in on completion. Click here to see more pictures of the progress.

November 24, 2008
Columbia College Recognized as Champions of Character Institution
Columbia College was recognized as one of 199 colleges and universities that have committed to the Champions of Character program for 2007-08.

August 6, 2008
Gokoalas.com Launches New Site
The Columbia College athletic department launched its new website August 6, 2008 in conjunction with PrestoSports. Director of athletics, Ana Oliver, and sports information director, Brian Solomon, began the design phase of the site in March, 2008.

June 25, 2008
Joshua Kiper Named Koalas’ Soccer Coach
Joshua Kiper has been named the next women’s soccer coach at Columbia College by Ana Oliver, Director of Athletics.

June 11, 2008
Three 3A State Champions Sign with Columbia College
James Morrisson, head softball coach at Columbia College, announced the signing of three players from 3A State Champion Darlington High School.

June 2, 2008
Lindsey Hughes Named Head Tennis Coach
Director of Athletics, Ana Oliver, announced the hiring of Lindsey Hughes as the new head tennis coach for Columbia College. Hughes comes to Columbia College from Piedmont College in Demorest, GA.

March 20, 2008
Stephen Burns named head basketball coach
Ana Oliver, Director of Athletics at Columbia College, announced the hiring Stephen Burns to lead the women’s basketball program.

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