Commonwealth Coast Conference

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Commonwealth Coast Conference
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ConferenceNCAA
Founded1984
CommissionerGregg M. Kaye (since 2007)
Sports fielded
  • 20
    • men's: 10
    • women's: 10
DivisionDivision III
No. of teams10
HeadquartersBiddeford, Maine
RegionNew England
Official websitecccathletics.com
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The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) is an intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA’s Division III. Member institutions are located in New England in the states of Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, with a Connecticut school joining in 2023.

Overview[edit]

The CCC and Commonwealth Coast Football unveiled a new family of logos during a June 2019 visual rebrand.[1]

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Location of the current members; associate members in blue, future member in red, departing member in yellow

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Member schools[edit]

Current members[edit]

The CCC currently has 10 full members, all private schools. Departing member Salve Regina is highlighted in pink.

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Colors
Curry College Milton, Massachusetts 1879 Nonsectarian 2,410 Colonels 1984    
Endicott College Beverly, Massachusetts 1939 Nonsectarian 4,528 Gulls 1999    
Gordon College Wenham, Massachusetts 1889 Evangelical 1,816 Fighting Scots 1987    
Nichols College Dudley, Massachusetts 1815 Nonsectarian 1,518 Bison 1995    
Roger Williams University Bristol, Rhode Island 1956 Nonsectarian 4,702 Hawks 1985      
Salve Regina University Newport, Rhode Island 1934 Catholic
(Sisters of Mercy)
2,771 Seahawks 1984    
Suffolk University Boston, Massachusetts 1906 Nonsectarian 6,832 Rams 2020[a]    
University of New England Biddeford, Maine 1831 Nonsectarian 7,208 Nor'easters 1999    
Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston, Massachusetts 1904 Nonsectarian 4,397 Leopards 1984      
Western New England University Springfield, Massachusetts 1919 Nonsectarian 3,702 Golden Bears 2007    
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  1. ^ Suffolk competed in the CCC as an associate member for men's ice hockey from 2016–17 to 2017–18.

Future member[edit]

The CCC will have one new full member, also a private school.

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joining Colors Current
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University of Hartford West Hartford, Connecticut 1877 Nonsectarian 6,792 Hawks 2023[2]     America East (AEC)
(NCAA D-I)

Associate members[edit]

The CCC currently has one associate member, which is also a private school:

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Husson University Bangor, Maine 1898 Nonsectarian 3,476 Eagles 2019 North Atlantic (NAC) football    

Former members[edit]

The CCC had eight former full members, with all but one being private schools.

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Left Current
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Anna Maria College Paxton, Massachusetts 1946 Catholic 1,432 AMCats 1984 2011 Great Northeast (GNAC)
Colby–Sawyer College New London, New Hampshire 1837 Nonsectarian 1,200 Chargers 1995 2011 Great Northeast (GNAC)
Eastern Nazarene College Quincy, Massachusetts 1900 Nazarene 1,063 Lions 1992 2018 New England (NECC)
Emerson College Boston, Massachusetts 1880 Nonsectarian 4,290 Lions 1984 1989 New England (NEWMAC)
Hellenic College Brookline, Massachusetts 1937 GOArch 222 Owls 1984 1985 N/A[a]
New England College Henniker, New Hampshire 1946 Nonsectarian 1,460 Pilgrims 1989 2011 New England (NECC)
Regis College[b] Weston, Massachusetts 1927 Catholic
(Sisters of St. Joseph)
1,737 Pride 1988 2011 Great Northeast (GNAC)
United States Coast Guard Academy
(Coast Guard)
New London, Connecticut 1876 Federal 1,045 Bears 1984 1987 New England (NEWMAC)
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  1. ^ Hellenic dropped its athletics program following the 1984–85 school year.
  2. ^ This institution is a former women's college, which later had become a co-educational college (Regis (Mass.) since 2007–08).

Former associate members[edit]

The CCC had three former associate members, all were private schools:

Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Nickname Joined Left Primary
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Becker College Worcester, Massachusetts 1784 Nonsectarian 1,892 Hawks 2016m.i.h.;
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2021m.i.h.;
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football
Johnson & Wales University Providence, Rhode Island 1914 Nonsectarian 16,000 Wildcats 2016 2018 Great Northeast (GNAC) men’s ice hockey
Suffolk University Boston, Massachusetts 1906 Nonsectarian 16,095 Rams 2016 2018 Commonwealth Coast (CCC) men’s ice hockey
Notes
  1. ^ Becker discontinued its athletic program and closed in 2021.

Membership timeline[edit]

University of HartfordHusson UniversitySuffolk UniversityJohnson and Wales UniversityBecker CollegeWestern New England UniversityUniversity of New England (United States)Endicott CollegeNichols CollegeGreat Northeast Athletic ConferenceNorth Atlantic ConferenceColby–Sawyer CollegeNew England Collegiate ConferenceEastern Nazarene CollegeNew England Collegiate ConferenceNorth Atlantic ConferenceNew England CollegeGreat Northeast Athletic ConferenceNew England Collegiate ConferenceRegis College, MassachusettsGordon College (Massachusetts)Roger Williams UniversityWentworth Institute of TechnologyNew England Women's and Men's Athletic ConferenceSalve Regina UniversityHellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of TheologyNew England Women's and Men's Athletic ConferenceGreat Northeast Athletic ConferenceEmerson CollegeCurry CollegeNew England Women's and Men's Athletic ConferenceUnited States Coast Guard AcademyGreat Northeast Athletic ConferenceAnna Maria College

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The CCC sponsors intercollegiate athletic competition in 20 sports. The conference started sponsoring football in the 2017-18 season, absorbing the former football-only New England Football Conference. From 2017-2021 football was operated as a single-sport conference branded Commonwealth Coast Football.[4] Due to changes in NCAA legislation regarding the number of members required for a for a conference to receive and automatic qualifier (AQ), football was fully incorporated into the multi-sport conference in 2022, eliminating the need for the football-only league. Women's ice hockey was added as a conference sport in 2020-21 when the CCC took over operations of the Colonial Hockey Conference.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "CCC Unveils Visual Rebrand and Identity Initiative". Commonwealth Coast Conference. June 17, 2019. Retrieved March 30, 2022.
  2. ^ a b University of Hartford Athletics Joins Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) - University of Hartford Athletics
  3. ^ "NEWMAC Welcomes Salve Regina University as Newest Member Effective July 1, 2023" (Press release). New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference. July 13, 2022. Retrieved July 26, 2022.
  4. ^ "Commonwealth Coast Conference To Administer Football Championship Beginning in 2017-18". Commonwealth Coast Conference. October 5, 2015. Retrieved March 30, 2022.
  5. ^ "CCC To Administer Women's Ice Hockey Starting In 2020-21". Commonwealth Coast Conference. October 4, 2019. Retrieved March 30, 2022.

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