Category Archives: Press Releases

CIAC Statement On Notification of OCR Inquiry

CIAC Statement On Notification of OCR Inquiry

CHESHIRE, Conn. – The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) received notification that the United States Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights has opened an inquiry in regard to the CIAC’s policy on transgender athlete eligibility.  The CIAC is committed to equity in providing opportunities to student athletes in Connecticut, and the CIAC will participate fully with this investigation.

Unified Sports Director George Synnott Announces Retirement

George Synnott, Director of Unified Sports® for CIAC and CT Special Olympics, has announced his plan to retire at the close of the school year. George has worked with the Unified Sports division for the past nine years, serving as director for the last five. George first became active in CAS-CIAC in 1994 when, asContinue Reading

Weather Alters CIAC Track & Boys Tennis Schedules

CHESHIRE, Conn. – The weather forecast of likely thunderstorms has caused schedule changes for CIAC Outdoor Track & Field and Boys Tennis Tournaments. The boys tennis divisional championship matches scheduled to continue today have been postponed until Wednesday beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the same sites. As a result of the change competition in theContinue Reading

CAS-CIAC Adding 10 Inductees To Hall of Honor

CHESHIRE, Conn. – The CAS-CIAC Hall of Honor will add 10 distinguished honorees to its ranks at a ceremony on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the AquaTurf Club in Southington. The 10 honorees, Jerry Auclair, Bill Baron, Alan Bookman, John Daly, Jean Kenney Daly, Bob Ford, George Ford, Paul Hoey, Pat Llodra, and Barbara StartupContinue Reading

2019 Run To The Sun – Finals Schedule Set – Buy Presale Tickets With No Added Fees

It is that time of year where the best high school basketball teams in the state start looking towards a Run To The Sun. Over three sessions listed below nine champions will be crowned in the pinnacle of high school basketball at Mohegan Sun Arena March 16-17, and tickets for the event are now onContinue Reading

CAS-CIAC 2018-19 Battle of the Fans Winner

CAS-CIAC 2018-19 Battle of the Fans Winner

2018-19 CAS-CIAC Battle of the Fans Winner Congratulations to Immaculate High School Thank you to all the schools that submitted entries for year five of the CAS-CIAC Battle of the Fans.  This event continues to grow and foster the sort of sportsmanship, fan behavior, student leadership and student participation that will make schools, parents, athletes andContinue Reading

CIAC To Honor Seven Individuals At Basketball Dedication Event

CHESHIRE, Conn. – The CIAC will kick-off a weekend of basketball championships culminating the “Run to the Sun” with the 2019 Boys and Girls State Basketball Championships Dedication at The Cabaret Theater at the Mohegan Sun on Saturday March 16. The dedication ceremony on Saturday will begin the weekend of basketball by honoring seven individualsContinue Reading

Weekend Championship Event Schedules Altered By Weather

CHESHIRE, Conn. – Due to the forecast of inclement weather, there have been schedule changes for three CAS-CIAC events originally scheduled for Saturday. The CIAC Gymnastics State Open has been postponed, and will now be held Wednesday, March 6 at New Milford High School. Warmups will begin at 3 p.m. and competition will start at 4 p.m.Continue Reading

CIAC Hosting Basketball Coaching Clinic At Mohegan Sun

CHESHIRE, Conn. – In conjunction with the CIAC Girls and Boys Basketball Finals at Mohegan Sun Arena, CIAC will be holding its first-ever Connecticut High School Basketball Coaching Clinic Friday, March 15 at Mohegan Sun beginning at 7 p.m. The three-hour event will feature presentations from three Connecticut collegiate coaches, as well as a questionContinue Reading

2018 CIAC Sportsmanship Conference Highlights

2018 CIAC Sportsmanship Conference Highlights

Roughly 750 student leaders, school staff, and more took part in the 2018 CIAC Sportsmanship Conference. Attendees were treated to an inspirational keynote from Kevin Laue, sportsmanship presentations and discussions from Class Act Schools, CAS-CIAC Battle of the Fans information, a presentation from an expert on internet safety, recognition of the 19 Michaels Achievement CupContinue Reading