Hello Bobcats!


I wanted to start with a HUGE SHOUT OUT to all the coaches and athletes for their hard work and flexibility this summer.  Our coaches provided quality practices and camps even though we did not have access to our facilities this summer.  I very much appreciate your dedication and willingness to go above and beyond!


We only have a few minor changes for this year.  The biggest one being we have implemented a parent pick up policy.  We are not allowed to leave students unaccompanied.  We wholeheartedly understand that things happen, a child may not communicate properly, etc., but I also hope you understand that after a long day of coaching and teaching it is difficult to wait for extended periods of time for a guardian to pick up their students.  We have decided that if a parent is not at the school within 20 minutes of the bus arriving, the coach can ask that you pick up your student at the Sheriff's Office where there is a deputy on site.  I apologize for any inconvenience that may cause.  In addition, in order to comply with CHSAA bylaws we will be eliminating warning weeks in regards to eligibility.  On the first week of each semester or quarter that I would normally pull eligibility, that will be the one and only warning week.  If they are listed on the ineligibility report at any time after that, they will be deemed ineligible.  If you have any questions regarding eligibility, please reach out.

I am a firm believer of sports education.  There are so many things that are taught in athletics that sometimes are not addressed in the classroom.  The athletic department is committed to teaching your students important life skills.  Among these skills are teamwork, perseverance, working past adversity, courage, determination and hard work to name a few--of course this list is not all inclusive and there are so many more skills that we incorporate into all our practices and games.  Our hope is along the way they also learn sport specific skills.)  


We have a very dedicated coaching staff and we love working with your kids.  Winning is our goal, but our purpose is so much more than that.  Our job is to help shape the lives of your students and create lifelong relationships while maintaining high standards and accountability.  I ask that you respect our chain of command.  If you have an issue, please encourage your student to talk to the coach first, again, this is a life skill and being able to advocate for yourself is extremely important as you navigate through life.  If that has not solved the issue, then as a parent, please contact the coach.  If the problem still persists, then you can get administration involved.  Remember, together, WE ARE BOBCATS!  I am so excited to get started and look forward to a successful and rewarding year.


We are always looking for help, so if you have any time to volunteer for games, please let me know.  I also send out a weekly email addressing games times, leave times, and important information--please email me if you would like to be added to that email list.  




Joy Parrish

Custer County Athletic Director




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Custer County Schools Fight Song


"Oh, the Blue and the Gold over all,

May they rise to the sky, never fall.

The world looks to them in their flight;

They are the colors for which we fight.

We’re the students of CCHS.

The school that is always the best.

We’ve stood every trial, every test.

And now the Blue and Gold will

Fight, fight, fight, forever!"


The Player:

  • Treats opponents with respect

  • Plays hard, but plays within the rules

  • Exercises self-control at all times, setting the example for others to follow

  • Respects officials and accepts their decisions without gesture of argument

  • Wins without boasting, loses without excuses, and never quits

  • Always remembers that it is a privilege to represent the school and community


The Coach:

  • Treats own players, and opponents with respect

  • Inspires in the athletes a love for the game and the desire to compete fairly

  • Is the type of person he/she wants the athletes to be

  • Disciplines those on the team who display unsportsmanlike behavior

  • Respects the judgment and interpretation of the rules by the officials

  • Know he/she is a teacher, and understands the athletic arena is a classroom


The Spectator:

  • Attempts to understand and be informed of the playing rules

  • Appreciates a good play no matter who makes it

  • Cooperates with and responds enthusiastically to cheerleaders

  • Shows compassion for an injured player; applauds positive performances; does not heckle, jeer or distract players, and avoids use of profane and obnoxious language, and behavior

  • Respects judgment and strategy of the coach, and does not criticize players or coaches for loss of a game

  • Respects property of others and authority of those who administer the competition

  • Censures those whose behavior is unbecoming

Eligibility Regulation


Eligibility to participate in interscholastic athletics shall be determined with reference to the Constitution and by-laws of the Colorado High School Activities Association and the rules and regulations of the school district.  School rules will be applicable for grade eligibility. Custer County Secondary School has a weekly eligibility policy.  


Students are required to pass all subjects with a 60% or higher to participate in activities or athletic events including all school sponsored dances.  Students with two "D's" or one "F" cannot participate in any athletic event or extra-curricular activities.  Participation in practices will be at the discretion of the individual coach.  Our eligibility is done one week at a time, reported on Monday for that school week.  Telephone notification will be made.  If you have a student failing a class, please contact the teacher to see what can be done to help the student.   


Extracurricular Activity Eligibility Regulation


CHSAA Member


In pursuit of excellence, the Colorado High School Activities Association strives to create a positive and equitable environment in which all qualified student participants are challenged and inspired to meet their highest potential.


To fulfill this mission the Colorado High School Activities Association will:

  • Act as an integral component of the educational process.

  • Administrate, interpret, and seek compliance with the CHSAA By-laws as needed to promote fair play within Colorado activities and athletics.

  • Provide diverse and equitable opportunities for participation that encourages all qualified students to take part in the activity/athletic experience.

  • Provide an environment that enhances personal development through sporting behavior, character education, teamwork, leadership, and citizenship while increasing values that partner the educational standards of the State of Colorado.

  • Recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Colorado athletes, teams, coaches, and administrators through our academic and activity awards programs.

Athletic Events


* Effective March 13th, all spring sports, activities and extracurriculars including practices will be suspended until June 1st due to the on-going issues with the COVID-19 pandemic.  CHSAA statement here.
+ Schedule is subject to change, check School Calendar for most up-to-date events

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709 Main Street, P.O. Box 730, Westcliffe, CO 81252, School Office - (719) 783-2291, Fax - (719) 783-4944

Background photo courtesy of 2015 Custer County graduate Brittanee Bohannan


In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, Custer County School District does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees and members of the public. The following person(s) have been identified as the compliance officer for the district:  Principal, Joe Vergilio, 709 Main Street, Westcliffe, CO 81252, (719) 783-4921.


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