Hundreds of student athletes have gotten their start at Cochise College. The institution serves as a springboard for those who wish to compete, obtain a quality education and transfer to a four-year program. Athletes compete in baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s rodeo and women’s soccer. The athletic programs reside on the Douglas Campus, where several acres are dedicated to athletic facilities. Residence halls are available to students athletes.
The general coaching philosophy incorporates both athletic and academic success. Small classes and one-on-one student/teacher interaction assures students a great educational start. Tutoring is available for students who need assistance. Some scholarships are available. Cochise is a Division 1 National Junior College Athletic Association school and a member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.
The school colors are red and white, and the mascot is the Apache. The center for intercollegiate activity is the Apache Stronghold Gymnasium. The school mascot and gymnasium are named for legendary chief Cochise of the Chiricahua Apaches.