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.

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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
54 N. Hermitage
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Phone: (773) 534-0700
Fax: (773) 534-0706

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