At its July meeting, the CCCAA Board of Directors met and voted on a contingency plan that can allow for a safe return to sports in 2020/21. The plan calls for all intercollegiate sports to shift their seasons to Spring. For LTCC, this means that the men's and women's Coyote soccer programs are now scheduled to begin practices around January 18, 2021, with games expected to start around Feb. 13, 2021.
Game schedules are currently being developed. Please check back for updates regarding the game schedules for both teams, and any changes or updates to LTCC's Athletic program as we adjust to the COVID-19 virus to keep our Coyotes as safe as possible.
The men's soccer program at Lake Tahoe Community College has had tremendous success since launching in 2014. The team has comprised an impressive overall record of 67-25-21 (.686), and an in-conference record of 38-6-9 (.801). The team has won the Golden Valley Conference twice, in 2014 and 2015. Twenty-six talented players have been chosen as All-Golden Valley Conference players, and another six achieved Conference Player of the Year awards. The men Coyotes have been nationally ranked as high as #3 in the country three times, in 2014, 2015 and 2018. Two players have been selected as All-Americans by United Soccer Coaches. And in 2015, the Coyotes made it all the way to the CCCAA Final Four, losing in the semi-finals that year. Prior to the start of the 2019 season, the men's team was ranked #14 in the nation.
It is with deep regret that we inform you that the California Community College Athletic
Association has placed LTCC’s men’s soccer program on a two-year postseason ban, affecting
both the 2019 and 2020 seasons. These sanctions are the direct result of the actions
of a prior head men’s soccer coach who is no longer affiliated with LTCC. This ban
is not the fault of any former or current LTCC players, or new recruits joining the
program. LTCC vehemently disagreed with the ruling and expressed that in an appeal
that was denied by the CCCAA state appeals committee.
Current men’s team players have been informed of this sanction. Both the current head men’s coach, Jeremy Evans, and Athletic Director Steve Berry are available to answer questions players or recruits may have.
Despite the postseason ban, LTCC’s men’s team can still compete for a conference title
and a national title through United Soccer Coaches. The men's team can still be nationally
ranked, and players can still receive individual All-Conference, All-Region, and All-American
recognition. LTCC sophomore players will be able to participate in the annual sophomore
showcase that attracts several dozen four-year coaches each December. Although the
postseason ban will be in effect, there are still a lot of academic and athletic goals
that players can achieve, and the program will revamp its game schedule to play more
four-year, semi-pro and pro teams to increase our student-athletes’ exposure.
We look forward to a successful season in 2019 as we compete for a conference title and the national recognition this team deserves. Thank you for your continued support of Coyote Athletics.