About Champion Athletics


The Tigers men’s basketball team is a member of the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) but does not compete in a particular league or conference, which makes Champion an independent team. Because of this, the Tigers play a wide array of teams including NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association), NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics), NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association), and the ACCA (Association of Christian College Athletics). The Tigers men’s basketball team is led by Coach Leonard Epps. Coach Epps brings experience and leadership to the athletics department.

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.