Terra State will officially be taking the courts in women’s volleyball and basketball, as well as men’s basketball this fall after the Board of Trustees recently approved all three sports.
“I think what athletics will do for this campus will provide a sense of community, some
excitement on campus and really bring our students, faculty and staff together,” said Terra
State President Dr. Ronald Schumacher. “I’m pretty excited to have athletics back.”
Athletics were put on hold last year by Schumacher to aid in stabilizing the budget after being approved by the board in October 2017. Also approved were the hiring of an athletic director, and three head coaching positions—one for each sport.
Terra State will rejoin the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) Coaching and recruiting will be the immediate focus, with team volleyball practice set to begin on Aug. 1, 2019, and both basketball teams starting in October.
“We would like to find multi-talented individuals who can not only coach, but also do something else on campus where it provides us an opportunity to fill some of the holes we currently have,” said Schumacher. “I believe athletics will help our overall mix and blend of the campus. Does it help us as a college? Absolutely. It helps us build in other capacities. We need to do the same thing in academics.”
Terra State will prepare the Student Activities Center for intercollegiate sports through a one-time capital allocation of $60,000 to $90,000. Between current income projections and estimated expenses, the college looks to gain close to $40,000 per year by filling the rosters.
(Titus the Mascot): Delivered to Terra State Community College by a bolt of lightning from the sky, Titus the Terra State Titan rose up through the dust with a mighty clap of thunder to roam northwest Ohio as the school’s new mascot.