About Champion Athletics


The Tigers men’s basketball team is a member of the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) competing in the Southwest Region. The Tigers play a wide array of teams including NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association), NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics), and the ACCA (Association of Christian College Athletics), as well as roughly 20 games against other NCCAA DII opponents. The Tigers men’s basketball team is led by Coach Mo Capaci. Coach Capaci had been with Champion in many roles, starting as a player, moving to assistant, and now is leading the way. He is also the Department Head for the Sports Management Program.

Within the NCCAA, the Tigers may participate in the postseason tournament of a chance at a National Championship. Eligibility is based on the win/loss record and strength of schedule. For more information about the end-of-the-year tournament, season stats, and more, go to the NCCAA web site.

In its short history, the Champion Tigers basketball team has made fourteen ACCA National Tournament appearances. They have won three National Championships in 2007, 2009, and 2010. Champion has produced one ACCA Player of the year, two ACCA tournament MVPs, five different All-Tournament team players, five ACCA All-Americans, and over twenty different ACCA Academic All-Americans.

The Tigers women's basketball team is also a member of the NCCAA DII, competing in the Southwest region. They are led by DeAnthony Ellison. Coach Ellison was brought in to start the women's basketball program 3 years ago and has been here through it all. He is also the Athletic Director, and teaches classes at the college as well.  Coach Ellison and the Lady Tigers have seen much success in their 3 years as a program, winning a NCCAA National Championship, An ACCA National Championship, A Regional Championship, and numerous All-American and All-Region individual awards. Coach Ellison was awarded Regional Coach of the Year in 2022.