The Central Ohio Athletic League is a middle school league that was established in 1995 with 4 member schools joining the league. After 15 years of existence, league has expanded to 16 schools that compete in 5 interscholastic sports. League members include Central College Christian Academy, Columbus Torah Academy, St. Johns Lutheran School, Grace Christian School in Blacklick, Columbus School for Girls, New Hope Christian, Cypress Christian School, Genoa Christian Academy, Polaris Christian Academy, Liberty Christian Academy in Pataskala, Northside Christian School, Madison Christian School, Tree of Life Christian School, Delaware Christian School, Granville Christian Academy and Gahanna Christian Academy. Schools participate in Girls Volleyball, Coed Soccer, Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball and the league hosts a TRACK and FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP.  Schools also compete in cross country, baseball, softball, golf and tennis, but the league does not sanction these as conference sports.


The COAL endorses the educational value of sport as an extension of the classroom, providing depth of experience for the whole individual. The values we choose to promote include leadership, teamwork, discipline, responsibility, integrity, enthusiasm, loyalty and team spirit.

Vision: The COAL strives to expand the number of schools and diversity of sport competition.

Letter from the League

Welcome to our newly created website for the Central Ohio Athletic League. We hope that the launch of www.coalsports.blogspot.com communicates our proud tradition and current information for all of our member schools and the role we play in interscholastic athletics for our student-athletes. Our proud tradition of excellence is not limited to only athletic achievements. It also includes the high regard for sportsmanship that takes place among our student-athletes, coaches, parents, and fans.

The website is meant to serve as a means of communication for, not only our member school administrators and coaches, but also our student-athletes, parents, fans, officials, and all those interested in our Conference and our outstanding schools.

We welcome your feedback so please take a look around and let us know what you think.


COAL Athletic Directors