CCC Celebrates its 30th Season in NWAC Basketball This Season!
5 Time NWAACCChampions
1987, 1994, 2007, 2009, 2010
13 Consecutive Post Season Appearances Since 2000
10 Top Three Tournament Trophies
15 NWAACC Placings in last 26 Seasons
10 Time Southern Division Championships
1990, 1993, 1994, 1995 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Since joining the NWAACC in 1984-85, the Clackamas Cougars have been synonymous with excellence in men’s basketball both academically and athletically, competing in the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) with 34 participating colleges, in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.
Coach Clif Wegner begins his 16th year as head coach after assisting hall of fame coach Royce Kiser for a season. At CCC, Wegner has been a part of 7 Southern Region Championships and 4 NWAACC Titles.
CCC Basketball: ATTITUDE, COMMITMENT, CLASS
CCC’s Southern Region Dominance
The Cougars have captured 10 Southern Region Championships. And since 2000, the Cougars have never finished lower than 3rd in the region standings. Overall, the CCC men have won an average of 24 games per year, and have a lofty winning percentage of 74.2% over that span. [View Southern Division Records].
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Historically, since joining the NWAC in 1984, Cougar teams have won five NWAACC Championships, and placed a total of 13 times at the NWAC tournament! The Cougars have now qualified for Eleven consecutive NWAC Tournaments; additionally, CCC men have placed 8 of the last 10 years at the tournament. Since 2001, Clackamas is the only men’s program to qualify for EVERY NWAC championship tournament. No other team in the Northwest has been as consistently excellent!
During that same span of time, the CCC men have won a total of 28 games at the NWAC tournaments, placing 1st (three times), 3rd (twice), 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th, while achieving a spectacular record of 28-13 and winning 72% of its tournament games against the NWAC's best teams!
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The Cougars have qualified for eleven consecutive NWAC Tournaments. Head Coach Clif Wegner has been named Southern Region Coach of the Year for the 2001, 2003, 2007 and 2008 seasons, including NWAC Coach of the Year in 2007, 2009 & 2010.
Since 2001, the men’s basketball program has produced 22 members of the NWAACC All-Academic Team, including the NWAC Scholar- Athlete for 2005 (Wes Jensen) and 2006 (Martin Axnick.) We pride ourselves on our academics and also on helping our student-athletes move on to four-year institutions. We are the only NWAC program with an athletic academic advisor. Our program features mandatory study halls and academic support second to none!
Special recognition also goes to the 2007 team, who achieved a team GPA of 3.43 and an average of 15 credits for winter term while they were winning the NWAC championship! It was the most impressive academic finish ever for a men’s basketball champion.
Helping Players Move on to University Level...
We work very hard to place all of our athletes after they compete at
CCC. Some of our players have moved on to play at: Gonzaga
University, University of Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific University, Hawaii Hilo
University, Western Oregon University, Eastern Oregon University,
Southern Oregon University, Oregon State University, the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Linfield College, Mesa State University, University of Northern Colorado, Colorado Christian University, Houghton College (NY), Willamette University, Lewis and Clark, Lewis & Clark State, Concordia University, Whitworth College, Black Hills State University, Montana State Northern University, Adams State University, Central Washington University, Portland State University, Lincoln University, Long Beach State University, the University of Puerto Rico, and many more.
Former CCC assistants and players have also moved on to coaching positions at Pepperdine University, St. Mary’s University, Adams State University, Northern Colorado University, Concordia University, and Montana State Northern University.
...and sometimes even to the Pros...
A number of our players have also signed professional basketball contracts and had successful profession careers overseas, including Kyle Dixon (Australia), David Daniels (CBA), Jon Olinger (England), Michael Kuebler (Finland, Israel, Poland), and Brian Freeman (Poland).