Appalachian Athletic Conference
|Appalachian Athletic Conference
|Sports fielded||17 (men's: 8; women's: 9)|
|Region||Southeastern United States
Region XII of the NAIA
|Headquarters||Asheville, North Carolina|
|Commissioner||Col. John Sullivan|
The Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) is a college athletic conference that competes in National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division II competition. Members of the conference are located in the Southeastern United States in Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia.  The conference is the successor to the Volunteer State Athletic Conference (VSAC), which began in the 1940s; and later the Tennessee-Virginia Athletic Conference (TVAC) that operated during the 1980s and 1990s. The Appalachian Athletic Conference was formed in 2001 with the additions of members from Virginia, Kentucky, and North Carolina.
Bluefield College was a member of the AAC from 2001 until 2012 when it left to join the Mid-South Conference. On March 3, 2014, Bluefield College announced that it would return to the AAC effective fall 2014.
The Appalachian Athletic Conference currently fields 15 sports (8 men's and 9 women's):
|Track and field||
The league currently has 12 full members:
- Bluefield left in 2012 for the Mid-South Conference, but returned to the AAC in 2014.
- Columbia College participates in women's sports only.
|King College (now King University)||Bristol, Tennessee||1867||Private (Presbyterian)||1990||2010||Tornado||Conference Carolinas (NCAA DII)|
|Virginia Intermont College||Bristol, Virginia||1884||Private/Christian (Baptist)||916||2001||2014||Cobras||Dropped athletics|
Full members Non-member
- "NAIA Conference Profile: Appalachian Athletic Conference". NAIA. Retrieved July 3, 2011.
- "Bluefield College returns to Appalachian Athletic Conference". Bluefield Daily Telegraph. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
- Hubbard, Nate (16 April 2014). [Coaches: VI to end support of athletics after this season "Coaches: VI to end support of athletics after this season"]. Bristol Herald Courier. Retrieved 16 April 2014.