Trinity Christian School has become known around the state for excellence in athletics. During the past Six years, Trinity Christian School has produced:
One National Championship Team
Seven State Championship Teams
Seven State Championship Runner-up Teams
Results are important, but Trinity Christian School understands the real importance of athletics. Athletics teaches discipline, the importance of hard work, the setting and attaining of worthwhile goals, responding to authority, self-sacrifice, humility and composure under pressure. Through athletics, students learn to face adversity and challenges with a steady eye, a courageous spirit, and reliance upon the ultimate authority – Jesus Christ.
As part of its commitment to provide a complete educational experience for the student body, TCS provides diverse opportunities for athletic involvement for both men and women. The focus of all TCS sports activities is to cultivate character qualities that prepare the student for successful Christian living after graduation. Coaches are committed to modeling Christian virtues both on and off the athletic field.
TCS is a member of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, Division 4A (TAPPS). All schools compete within the guidelines and abide by rules established by TAPPS. For a complete schedule of all Trinity Christian School athletic events for the 2010-2011 year, you can review our full online “Athletic Calendar”
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TCS Athletic Facilities
The athletic facilities at Trinity Christian School are in the top echelon of Texas private school offerings. The facilities not only support all of the TCS sporting events, but also are used by a number of colleges in the area.
The Trinity Tigers take the gridiron each year at the Charles Baldwin “Tiger” Stadium and Track Facility. This is a fully fenced, lighted stadium with home and visitor stands, a well-appointed press box, concession stand, a permanent ticket booth and high capacity restroom facilities. The eight-lane, all weather, tartan track is comparable to that of the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M and includes a Lynx Olympic qualifying timing system.
The Nutting Arena Building (NAB) is home to a first class, 16,000 square foot gymnasium. Features include elevated seating, electronic scoreboard, padded walls, four locker rooms, a well equipped weight room available to both men and women and a medical center/spa. The Nutting Arena hosts Tiger basketball, volleyball and other major events throughout the year.
The young men enrolled in Trinity Christian High School may participate in the following sports:
For more then a decade the Trinity Tigers have had a proud tradition of excellence on the football field, bringing home TAPPS state championships in ’91, ’93, and ’94 and finishing as the state runner-up in ’90, ’92, ’05, ’06, and ’08. Head coach and athletic director Mike Helmer and his Tigers have excelled in competition in recent years, seeing post-season play in each of the last four seasons. The Tigers have advanced to the state championship game three out of the last six years. The Tigers will look to “Restore the ROAR” as preparation has already begun for the 2011 campaign with the off season speed and strength program.
Soccer Coach Sean Riley brings a passion and experience to this fast growing program. In 2007 the Tigers made their first soccer playoff appearance, and the Tigers will look to build on the winning momentum in 2010-11!
Coach Tim Ferguson led the Tigers to the TAPPS State Championship in 2007, after finishing the State runner up in 2006. The TCS Tiger basketball team has achieved great success in competition over the last several years.
Trinity Christian School baseball team had a great season in 2006 with the team advancing to the state regional championship game in TAPPS 3A competition. The Tigers fell to the eventual state champion. Returning starters and coaches look to build upon last year’s success.
Track & Field
The Tiger track team finished second at the TAPPS State Championship meet in 2007. The Tiger track team competes and practices on one of the few tracks in the DFW Metroplex qualified for Olympic time trials. Past honors include two state championships as well as one-time state runner-up and one-time state semi-finalist.
The Varsity Tennis Team, led by Coach Rodney Marshall, returns from it’s 2008 successful season with a record of 3 wins – 3 losses and 3 -ties. Awesome performance by both ladies doubles teams by taking both the Consolation Championship and Consolation Runner-up in the pre-district tournament. Trinity was back in the State Tennis Tournament, after a 10 year lapse, advancing to the ladies doubles quarterfinals”.
The Trinity Tiger golf team competed in the TAPPS State Championship Tournament in 2006. Two Tigers tied for the lowest score in the State Tournament. Nick Storbakken prevailed in a shootout with fellow Tiger Chandler Gaddis to claim the individual golf state championship. The Tiger golfers earned a post season berth in 2007.
TCS provides a complete athletic program for young women in grades 9-12. The following sports will be available in 2010-2011:
TCS Elite Cheerleading
The Tiger *ELITE Cheerleaders promote school spirit while achieving athletic excellence. Over the past twelve years the Tiger cheerleaders have received bids to attend eleven of the Fellowship of Christian Cheerleaders (FCC) National Competitions, garnering a 4th place finish in the 1995 contest. Under the current leadership of five-year Coach Paige Williams, the squad has competed each year and has been recognized for their top-level skills. Recent honors include 1999-2000 FCC National Champions 2nd Place trophy and being named 2000-2001 FCC Texas State Champions. The squad is currently the FCC Texas State 2nd place Champions in the mixed division. They recently placed 2nd in the Small Varsity state cheerleading division with UCA (Universal Cheerleaders of America). They also received a BID to participate in the 2006 and 2007 NATIONALS in FLORIDA!
The Trinity Tiger varsity and Jr. varsity volleyball teams have a proud tradition of competing at a high level. The lady tigers play an exciting TAPPS 4A schedule. In past years, the teams have competed in district, regional and state championships.
The Lady Tigers are committed to excellence both on the basketball court and off. The tradition of TCS basketball lives in our lady hoopsters.
Track & Field
The Tiger track team finished second at the TAPPS State Championship meet in 2007. Participating on TCS’s state of the art track, the Lady Tigers have a reputation for competing on a high level in all track and field events. In recent years, Lady Tigers have been state runner-up and state champion.
The Varsity Tennis Team, led by Coach Rodney Marshall, returns from it’s 2008 successful season with a record of 3 wins – 3 losses and 3 -ties. Awesome performance by both ladies doubles teams by taking both the Consolation Championship and Consolation Runner-up in the pre-district tournament. Trinity was back in the State Tennis Tournament, after a 10 year lapse, advancing to the ladies doubles quarterfinals.
Trinity Christian School provides opportunity for enrolled high school students to participate in softball. The ladies play a district 4A schedule in TAPPS. Past accomplishments include taking a team to the state semi-finals.
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Junior High Volleyball B Team is winning big against McKinney Christian! #tcs #ladytigers http://t.co/FNh7JWOQtx
Final score TCS 49 HSAA 0. It's going to be a great season
Sweet Jamie playin the cymbals at the first home football game! Go Trinity Christian Tigers!!!