The Foothill Conference as it is known today was formed in 1988. However, the roots of the conference can be traced to 1981 when the football-only Foothill Conference was formed.
The Foothill Conference was an offshoot of the Southern California Conference, which included many of the Los Angeles-based community colleges. Founding members of the Foothill Conference were Antelope Valley, Citrus, Chaffey, Desert, East Los Angeles, Mt. San Jacinto, Rio Hondo, San Bernardino Valley and Victor Valley colleges.
As of Fall 2013, both Mt. San Jacinto and Antelope Valley will be hosted into other athletic conferences. Mt. San Jacinto will be going to the Pacific Coast Conference and Antelope Valley will be moving to the Western State Conference South Division.
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