Athletics Information

  • Monday – July 24th –Required Fall Sports Parent/Athlete Meeting
    7:00 pm in the CATA Auditorium
    General Information meeting, followed by team meetings.
    All paperwork will be available that night
    There will be a notary on hand from 5:30 – 7:00 pm to notarize the Insurance Waiver Form- please arrive by 6:00 if you need this service.

    Tryout tickets will be given out at Mr. Niessner's office on:
    7/25 – 7/27 – 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    7/28 – 7/29 – 8:00 am – 11:00 am
    7/31 – 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    *Tryout tickets are required to participate in any sport. Tickets will not be issued if any paperwork is missing. 
    Any questions please contact Athletic Director Jay Niessner –

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 Coach Jay Niessner

Phone: 704-296-3088 ext. 7158


Degrees and Certifications:

BA - Catawba College MA - James Madison University

Coach Jay Niessner

Coach Niessner has served as the CATA Athletic Director since the fall of 2013.  He is also the head men's & women's soccer coach.  Coach Niessner came to CATA in the fall of 2008 and has coached Football, Women's Basketball, Baseball, Men's & Women's Swimming, and Men's & Women's Soccer for the Cougars.  In addition to leading the CATA Athletic Department Coach Niessner teaches social studies at CATA.  

Prior to coming to CATA Coach Niessner spent five years teaching and coaching at St. Michaels Middle/High in St. Michaels, MD.  While at St. Michaels he taught social studies and coached Men's Soccer, Women's Basketball and Softball.