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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.

Commonwealth Coast Conference
CCC
Commonwealth Coast Conference logo
Established1984
AssociationNCAA
DivisionDivision III
Members9 (10 in 2020)
Sports fielded
  • 18
    • men's: 9
    • women's: 9
RegionNew England
HeadquartersSpringfield, Massachusetts
CommissionerGregg M. Kaye (since 2007)
Websitecccathletics.com
Locations
Commonwealth Coast Conference locations

The CCC does not directly sponsor football, but since 2017 has operated the single-sport Commonwealth Coast Football, a rebranding of the league formerly known as the New England Football Conference.

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

Contents

Member schoolsEdit

Current membersEdit

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Colors Joined
Curry College Milton, Massachusetts 1879 Private 4,182 Colonels           1984
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

Future membersEdit

Institution Location Founded Type Enrollment Nickname Joining Current Conference
Suffolk University Boston, Massachusetts 1906 Private 5,290 Rams 2020[2] GNAC

Associate membersEdit

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
Husson University Bangor, Maine Eagles 1898 Private 3,100 2019 NAC Football

Former membersEdit

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 GNAC
Eastern Nazarene College Quincy, Massachusetts 1900 Private (Nazarene) 1,063 Lions 1992 2018 NECC
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 NECC
Regis College Weston, Massachusetts 1927 Private 1,737 Pride 1988 2011 GNAC
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)

Former associate membersEdit

Institution Location Nickname Founded Type Enrollment Joined Left Primary Conference CCC Sports
Johnson & Wales University Providence, Rhode Island Wildcats 1914 Private 16,000 2016 2018 GNAC Men's Ice Hockey
Suffolk University Boston, Massachusetts Rams 1906 Private 16,095 2016 2018 GNAC Men's Ice Hockey

Membership timelineEdit

Suffolk UniversityBecker CollegeWestern New England UniversityUniversity of New EnglandEndicott 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 TechnologySalve Regina UniversityHellenic College and 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 

SportsEdit

The CCC sponsors intercollegiate athletic competition in 19 sports (18 championship, one invitational). The conference started sponsoring football in the 2017-18 season, absorbing the former football-only New England Football Conference, although the CCC football league technically remains a separate entity from the all-sports CCC under the identity of Commonwealth Coast Football.[3]

Championship Sports
Sport Men's Women's
Baseball
 Y
Basketball
 Y
 Y
Cross Country
 Y
 Y
Field hockey
 Y
Football
 Y
Golf
 Y
Ice Hockey
 Y
Lacrosse
 Y
 Y
Soccer
 Y
 Y
Softball
 Y
Tennis
 Y
 Y
Track and Field
 Y
Volleyball
 Y

Invitational Sports

Sports Sponsorship
School MXC WXC FH FB MSOC WSOC WTEN WVB MBB MIH WBB BASE GOLF MLAX WLAX SOFT MTEN M T&F W T&F
Curry
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
Endicott
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
Gordon
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
Nichols
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
Roger Williams
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
Salve Regina
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
U. of New England
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
Wentworth
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
Western New England
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.cccathletics.com/sports/general/2018-19/Releases/CCC_Rebrand
  2. ^ "Suffolk University Joining CCC as a Full Member in 2020-21" (Press release). Commonwealth Coast Conference. June 5, 2019. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  3. ^ "Commonwealth Coast Conference To Administer Football Championship Beginning in 2017-18". Commonwealth Coast Conference.

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