Commonwealth Coast Conference

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Commonwealth Coast Conference
(CCC)
Commonwealth Coast Conference logo
Established 1984
Association NCAA
Division Division III
Members 10
Sports fielded 16 (men's: 8; women's: 8)
Region New England
Headquarters Springfield, Massachusetts
Commissioner Gregg M. Kaye (since 2007)
Website cccathletics.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.

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Current members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Joined
Curry College Milton, Massachusetts 1879 Private 4,182 Colonels 1984
Eastern Nazarene College Quincy, Massachusetts 1900 Private (Nazarene) 1,063 Lions 1992
Endicott College Beverly, Massachusetts 1939 Private 4,600 Gulls 1999
Gordon College Wenham, Massachusetts 1889 Private (Evangelical) 2,109 Fighting Scots 1987
Nichols College Dudley, Massachusetts 1815 Private 1,951 Bison 1995
Roger Williams University Bristol, Rhode Island 1956 Private 5,365 Hawks 1985
Salve Regina University Newport, Rhode Island 1934 Private (CatholicSisters of Mercy) 2,686 Seahawks 1984
University of New England Biddeford, Maine 1831 Private 8,085 Nor'easters 1999
Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston, Massachusetts 1904 Private 3,728 Leopards 1984
Western New England University Springfield, Massachusetts 1919 Private 3,920 Golden Bears 2007

† - Eastern Nazarene will leave the CCC to join the New England Collegiate Conference following the 2017-18 season.

Associate members[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined Primary Conference CCC Sports
Becker College Worcester, Massachusetts Hawks 1784 Private 2079 2016 NECC Men's Ice Hockey
Football (2017-18)
Johnson & Wales University Providence, Rhode Island Wildcats 1914 Private 16,000 2016 GNAC Men's Ice Hockey
Suffolk University Boston, Massachusetts Rams 1906 Private 16,095 2016 GNAC Men's Ice Hockey

† - Johnson & Wales and Suffolk will leave the CCC to join the New England Hockey Conference following the 2017-18 season.

Former members[edit]

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Joined Left Current Conference
Anna Maria College Paxton, Massachusetts 1946 Private 1,432 AMCats 1984 2011 GNAC
Colby–Sawyer College New London, New Hampshire 1837 Private 1,200 Chargers 1995 2011 NAC
Emerson College Boston, Massachusetts 1880 Private 4,290 Lions 1984 1989 NEWMAC
Hellenic College Brookline, Massachusetts 1937 Private 222 Owls 1984 1985 Dropped athletics
New England College Henniker, New Hampshire 1946 Private 1,460 Pilgrims 1989 2011 NAC
Regis College Weston, Massachusetts 1927 Private 1,737 Pride 1988 2011 NECC
United States Coast Guard Academy (Coast Guard) New London, Connecticut 1876 Federal 1,045 Bears 1984 1987 NEWMAC
Note

† - Former women's college now-turned co-ed college (Regis (Mass.) since 2007-08)

Membership timeline[edit]

Becker College Western New England University University of New England Endicott College Nichols College Great Northeast Athletic Conference North Atlantic Conference Colby–Sawyer College Eastern Nazarene College North Atlantic Conference New England College Great Northeast Athletic Conference New England Collegiate Conference Regis College, Massachusetts Gordon College (Massachusetts) Roger Williams University Wentworth Institute of Technology Salve Regina University Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Great Northeast Athletic Conference Emerson College Curry College New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference United States Coast Guard Academy Great Northeast Athletic Conference Anna Maria College

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The CCC sponsors intercollegiate athletic competition in 18 sports (16 championship, two invitational). The conference will sponsor football starting in the 2017-18 season, absorbing the former football-only New England Football Conference, although the CCC football league will technically remain a separate entity from the all-sports CCC.[1]

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Roger Williams
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Salve Regina
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U. of New England
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Wentworth
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