Sports

Office of Sports and Administration

About our programs

CPS Athletics and Sports Programs provide all students, regardless of race, gender or ethnicity, opportunities to develop physically, mentally and emotionally in controlled, safe activities outside of the traditional classroom. Our sports programs enlighten students with a sense of belonging, self-worth, direction and confidence. Studies have shown that student participation in athletics has positive effects on school performance and adolescent development, fostering success later in life while promoting physical development and fitness.

See a listing of sports offered at our league high schools 

  2016-2017 CPS Club & Intramural Sports Listing 
  2016-2017 CPS & Charter High Schools Sports Index

Staff Directory

Randy Ernst - Executive Director (773) 534-0700 rernst2@cps.edu
Mickey Pruitt - Deputy Executive Director (773) 534-0700 mpruitt2@cps.edu
Karl Kemp - Director of Sports Operations (773) 534-0700 kkemp@cps.edu
Thomas Smith - Director of Sports Administration (773) 534-0700 tesmith1@cps.edu
Pamela Munizzi - Special Olympics Coordinator - (773) 553-6728 pamunizzi@cps.edu
Miranda Cerny - Administrative Support, (773) 534-0700 mcerny@cps.edu

Regional Athletic Directors

Jaton Jackson (773) 553-6724 jjackson286@cps.edu
Football (co-ed) Lacrosse (boys/girls), Water Polo (boys/girls), Wrestling (co-ed)

Cynthia Irvin (773) 553-6723 ceirvin@cps.edu
Basketball (girls), Volleyball (boys/girls)

Tony McCoy (773) 553-6727 tmccoy10@cps.edu
Baseball (boys), Basketball (boys), 16-inch Softball (co-ed)

Laquandis Riley (773) 553-6730 lriley8@cps.edu
Golf (boys/girls), Fast Pitch Softball (girls), Tennis (boys/girls), Bowling (boys/girls), Soccer (boys/girls)

Desire Wheeler (773) 553-6736 ddwheeler@cps.edu
Cross Country (boys/girls), Swimming (boys/girls), Track & Field (boys/girls)

Driver Education

James Archambeu - Supervisor (773) 553 6719  

James Artese – Supervisor (773) 553-6720

Robert Miller - Supervisor (773) 553-6731

 

Legal Statement Regarding The Education Amendment Act of 1972 (Title IX)


It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Any student or other interested party, such as a coach or parent, may inquire about the possibility of adding a new sport, or adding a new level (e.g. Varsity, Junior Varsity, Sophomore, Freshman) to an existing sport at a CPS high school by contacting the school's Principal and Athletic Director. Interested parties may also contact the Title IX Sports Compliance Coordinator for further assistance. 

Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX, and the regulations promulgated thereunder regarding sports/athletics should be directed to: Aneita Williams, Title IX Sports Compliance Coordinator, (773) 553-2533amwilliams65@cps.edu

IHSA (Illinois High School Association)

The IHSA governs the equitable participation in interscholastic athletics and activities that enrich the educational experience. More information about the IHSA can be found at www.ihsa.org

NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations)

The NFHS serves its 50 member state high school athletic/activity associations, plus the District of Columbia. The NFHS publishes playing rules in 16 sports for boys and girls competition and administers fine arts programs in speech, theater, debate and music. It provides a variety of program initiatives that reach the 18,500 high schools and over 11 million students involved in athletic and activity programs. More information can be found at www.nfhs.org

 

About our Programs

CPS Athletics and Sports Programs provide all students, regardless of race, gender or ethnicity, opportunities to develop physically, mentally and emotionally in controlled, safe activities outside of the traditional classroom.

Our sports programs enlighten students with a sense of belonging, self-worth, direction and confidence. Studies have shown that student participation in athletics has positive effects on school performance and adolescent development, fostering success later in life while promoting physical development and fitness.

Click the links below to:

 

Fall sports

Winter sports

Spring sports

Staff Directory

The Department of Sports Administration & Facilities Management oversees the athletics and sports programs. The staff consists of:

Randy Ernst - Executive Director (773) 534-0700
Mickey Pruitt - Deputy Executive Director (773) 534-0729
Karl Kemp - Director of Sports Operations (773) 534-0709
Thomas Smith - Director of Sports Administration (773) 534-0738
Pamela Munizzi - Special Olympics Coordinator - (773) 534-0770

Regional Athletic Directors

Elizabeth Almaguer (773) 534-0727 
Competitive Cheer (co-ed), Competitive Dance (co-ed), Bowling (boys/girls),  Spirit (co-ed) Soccer (boys/girls)

Jaton Jackson (773) 534-0700
Football (co-ed) Lacrosse (boys/girls), Water Polo (boys/girls), Wrestling (co-ed)

Cynthia Irvin (773) 534-0734
Basketball (girls), Volleyball (boys/girls)

Tony McCoy (773) 534-0700
Baseball (boys), Basketball (boys), 16-inch Softball (co-ed)

Laquandis Riley (773) 534-0700 
Golf (boys/girls), Fast Pitch Softball (girls), Tennis (boys/girls)

Desire Wheeler (773) 534-0728
Cross Country (boys/girls), Swimming (boys/girls), Track & Field (boys/girls)

Chicago Public High Schools Athletic Association

The Chicago Public High Schools Athletic Association is the governing body that oversees and promotes interscholastic athletics for the Chicago Public High Schools.

The association promotes and regulates interscholastic athletics for students so that participants can enjoy the benefits of physical fitness, teamwork and discipline that involvement in athletics can bring.

Read our Constitution and Bylaws .

IHSA (Illinois High School Association)

The IHSA governs the equitable participation in interscholastic athletics and activities that enrich the educational experience. More information about the IHSA can be found at www.ihsa.org

Legal Statement Regarding The Education Amendment Act of 1972 (Title IX)

It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Any student or other interested party, such as a coach or parent, may inquire about the possibility of adding a new sport, or adding a new level (e.g. Varsity, Junior Varsity, Sophomore, Freshman) to an existing sport at a CPS high school, by contacting that school's Principal and Athletic Director. Interested parties may also contact the Title IX Sports Compliance Coordinator for further assistance.

Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX, and the regulations promulgated thereunder regarding sports/athletics should be directed to: Aneita Williams, Title IX Sports Compliance Coordinator, (773) 553-2533, amwilliams65@cps.edu.

Contact Information

Sports Administration & Facilities Management

Garfield Park Office
2651 W. Washington Blvd
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Phone: (773) 534-0700
Fax: (773) 534-0706

Page Last Modified on Thursday, October 27, 2016