History and Tradition
From the earliest days of the athletic program to the enthusiastic spirit of the student body today, CCC has always enjoyed a brotherhood of sport and participation in campus life that would rival any school in the nation. Since 1962, CCC students and CCC athletes have embraced the challenge of competition and have demonstrated a commitment to sportsmanship, team play, and success, on and off the playing field. With CCC Hall of Fame coaches, championship athletic teams, star athletes, loyal fans, dedicated and supportive alumni, outstanding athletic boosters as well as a tradition of excellence second to none, CCC has been empowered to truly make a difference in the lives of the young men and women it has been fortunate to call its own. Indeed, it has!
Since CCC’s founding, our athletics teams have experienced outstanding success. CCC athletes and teams have won 339 District, Sectional and Regional Championships. Teams representing the school have participated in 92 Final Four’s with 21 state runner-up finishes and a total of 36 State Championships! Individual athletes have participated in FHSAA Championship events and have won 21 individual State Championships! When we look at team and individual appearances after winning District Championships, CCC’s athletic program has appeared 475 times in FHSAA Championship events. In the school years of 1999-2000 and 2003-2004 CCC received from the FHSAA the prestigious Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award recognizing schools that exhibit exemplary sportsmanship during the regular season and FHSAA Championships.
The Athletic Program has been recognized by the St. Petersburg Times in 1996-1997 with the “All Sports Award” and by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association and the Florida High School Activities Association in 1977-1978, 1978-1979, and 1979-1980 for having the “Most Successful Athletic Program in the State”.