District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association

District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association
District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association
Abbreviation DCIAA
Formation 1958
Type Volunteer; NPO
Legal status Association
Purpose/focus Athletic/Educational
Headquarters 1401 Brentwood Pkwy. NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
Region served Washington, D.C.
Membership 16 schools
Official languages English
Executive Director Troy Mathieu
Affiliations National Federation of State High School Associations
Budget $3,031,000
Staff 15
Remarks (202) 698-3326

The District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association (DCIAA) is the public high school athletic league in Washington, D.C. The league was founded in 1958. The original high school conference for D.C. schools was the Inter-High School Athletic Association, formed around 1896. That organization was segregated, and black schools in the District formed their own athletic association. Integration came with the formation of the DCIAA.

The DCIAA sponsors varsity championships in basketball, baseball, cross country, football, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, skiing, and track and field.



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  • Marvin Austin, New York Giants defensive tackle (Ballou '07)
  • Elgin Baylor, NBA Hall of Famer (Spingarn '53)
  • Arrelious Benn, University of Illinois wide receiver (Dunbar '06)
  • Dave Bing, NBA Hall of Famer (Spingarn '62)
  • Emmanuel Burriss, San Francisco Giants infielder (Wilson '02)
  • Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers tight end (Dunbar '03)
  • Cato June, Indianapolis Colts linebacker (Anacostia '98)
  • Byron Leftwich, NFL quarterback (H.D. Woodson '98)
  • Gene Littles, former NBA player and head coach (McKinley '61)
  • Jerry Porter, Oakland Raiders wide receiver (Coolidge '97)
  • Kermit Washington, former NBA player (Coolidge '70)
  • Maury Wills, former Major League Baseball shortstop/manager (Cardozo '51)
  • Joshua Cribbs, Cleveland Browns wide receiver/kick returner (Dunbar '00)
  • Willie J. Bennett, Jr., NCAA Football Coach (H.D. Woodson '97)

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