The College of Idaho has a rich history of intercollegiate athletics, dating back over a century - with success on and off the court, field and slopes. Coyote men's teams include soccer, cross country, and football (starting in 2014) in the fall, basketball, swimming, skiing and indoor track in the winter, with baseball, golf, tennis and outdoor track in the spring.
The Coyote basketball and baseball programs have been among the best in the Northwest over the past three decades - the basketball team advancing to 17 NAIA National Championship events, winning the 1996 NAIA Division II national title, with the baseball team advancing to the postseason every year since 1987 - winning the 1998 NAIA National Championship. Coyote skiers have been among the best in the USCSA since the late 1970s, while the cross country program has been a perennial Top-25 team each of the last five seasons.
Men who compete at The College of Idaho are true scholar-athletes, as the Yotes are among the Cascade Conference and NAIA leaders in All-Academic Team and scholar-athlete awards.