History of WGTC Athletics

History of WGTC Athletics

West Georgia Technical College introduced intercollegiate athletics in the Winter Quarter of 2008. Competitive sports included men’s basketball and women’s volleyball in its inaugural year. West Georgia Tech added women’s basketball and cheerleading in the Fall of 2009.

Baseball was introduced in the Fall of 2010 and the school hired former Major Leaguer Todd Pratt as its first head coach. The Summer of 2011 saw WGTC add fast pitch softball to its arsenal.

West Georgia Tech began competing as a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association in 2011. The Golden Knights are a member of the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association, also known as Region 17.

Men’s and Women’s Basketball are NJCAA Division III members.

In 2011 WGTC Baseball began competing as a Division I member of the NJCAA, becoming the first and only technical college in the state of Georgia to compete on that prestigious level. Softball soon followed suit and began competing in the NJCAA Division I, Region 17 in the fall of 2012.

West Georgia Technical College is proud to provide postsecondary education and training to the citizens of West Georgia and the expanded region on campuses and through online learning opportunities. Through this process, our students have the opportunity to improve their quality of life, achieve their dreams, and make our community a better place to live.

Today, West Georgia’s unwavering commitment to educational excellence and student success has made our graduates some of the most competitive individuals in the workforce. West Georgia Technical College’s excellent leadership, strong faculty and staff, accessible locations, and affordability will continue the rich tradition of excellence.