COA NEWS RELEASE

COA NEWS RELEASE

Release: #0114                 August  22, 2001

Contact: David Eadie                                    
Phone: 916.444.1699

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

COA Launches New-Look Website

Sacramento, CA . . . The California Community College Commission on Athletics (COA) today unveiled a redesigned website at www.coasports.org.  The site is the official source for athletic news and information from the world's largest system of higher education.

Since the site's initial launch in the Fall of 1997, the content of COASPORTS.org has grown to attract an increasing number of visitors each year.  The new site now offers frequent visitors a new view and provides unlimited potential for future growth.

Viewers will be greeted by a new-look homepage that retains the user-friendly navigational structure that visitors to COASPORTS.org have always enjoyed.  The site will also maintain its wealth of news articles, press releases and sport specific information, including results and statistics during the coming sport seasons.

One of the site's new features is an online storefront, which will give viewers the ability to purchase COA publications such as the Constitution, sport guides and directory.  Visitors to the site will be able to sign up for the COA online newsletter, set to debut in September.  The inclusion of photo galleries, online trivia, contests, and improved services for COA membership are all planned for COASPORTS.org in the coming months.

The Sacramento-based Spotlight Interactive provided the site redesign, and is also the host of COASPORTS.org.

"We¹re very excited to be able to assist the COA in providing its membership and the public with added tools for the site," said Paul Lanning, president of Spotlight Interactive. "We feel very strongly that interactive features and timely reporting will make the site a hugely valuable resource statewide and nationwide.  We¹re working closely with COA staff to improve the functionality of the site and the depth and breadth of its content."

For more information on the COA, COASPORTS.org, and California Community College Athletics, please contact COA sports information director Dave Eadie at 916.444.1699.

http://www.coasports.org/

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