Knox County Schools (KCS) includes fifteen high schools and sixteen middle schools offering opportunities for student participation on athletic teams. The middle schools participate in basketball, track and field, and cheerleading. The high school program consists of twenty-one varsity teams per school competing in thirteen sports in addition to cheerleading.
Each high school has an athletic director who supervises and administers the local school athletic program. All coaches are hired at the local school level. Prospective coaches should read our New Coaches page for information and then contact the local high school athletic director for specific vacancies. All high schools and middle schools are members of Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA / TMSAA).
The interscholastic sports programs offer an opportunity for participation in a variety of activities, which are a vital part of a student’s educational experience. Participation is a privilege that carries with it responsibilities to the school, sport, other students, the community, and to the athletes themselves.Participation in interscholastic sports in the Knox County School System is entirely voluntary. The opportunity to participate is extended to all eligible students.