College began its intercollegiate athletics competition in 1967. The
institution currently offers seven sports for women and six for men. Women's
sports include Basketball,
Swimming and Diving,
Volleyball and Water
Polo. Men's sports include Baseball,
Soccer, Swimming and
Diving, and Tennis.
short span of 45 years, the program collected 69 conference titles and 23
state championships. State championships in men's and women's basketball,
archery, baseball, softball, and women's soccer. Meanwhile volleyball found the
force and made the State Finals in 2009 and State Final Four in
In 1991 the
baseball and softball programs coached by brothers Scott and Brad Pickler
captured State Championships and began a dynasty in these two sports over the
next two decades. Scott led the Chargers to four States and five Final Fours,
while brother Brad took home eight States, including the last three years 2010,
2011, 2012 and eight Final Fours. Scott produced 14 MLB players including future Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman.
Long Beach State star Margaret Mohr came to Cypress in 1998 and quickly put the
Lady Chargers on the map. She engineered the team to seven 20-win seasons while
her "Great Eight" went 28-5 and captured the State Title in 2005. Her
coaching success led the Los Angeles Sparks to invite her to be an assistant
coach during the summers of 2006 and 2007 under head coach Michael Cooper.
women's soccer program started in 1991 and the late Ray Haas quickly built it
into a powerhouse, winning States in 1998, 1999 and 2004 and played in eleven
Final Fours. His 1999 squad went 27-0 and was rewarded as the National Champions
by National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
highly competitive sports of Women Volleyball led by Nancy Welliver found
success in 2004 when the Lady Chargers made to the State Elite 8. In 2009,
her team was the State Runner-up and in 2010 she returned the team to the State
Final Four to finish 3rd.
Johnson, a product of John Wooden was the legendary Men's Basketball skipper
guided the Chargers to two States and six Elite 8 appearances. He sent many
players to the D1 schools and the NBA. He retired in 1994 after 27 iconic seasons with a record of 588-257.
now defunct programs of Women's Golf won State in 1997 and Men's and Women's
Archery took State in 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1982.
success, tradition and pride that are established at Cypress College are from to
the strong support from the student body, alumni and community.
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