Coastal Athletic Association
FormerlyECAC South,
Colonial Athletic Association
AssociationNCAA
Founded1979
CommissionerJoe D'Antonio (since 2016)
Sports fielded
  • 23
    • men's: 10
    • women's: 13
DivisionDivision I
SubdivisionFCS
No. of teams14 (13 in 2025)
HeadquartersRichmond, Virginia
RegionEast Coast
Official websitewww.caasports.com
Locations
Location of teams in Coastal Athletic Association

The Coastal Athletic Association (CAA),[1] formerly the Colonial Athletic Association, is a collegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA's Division I whose full members are located in East Coast states, from Massachusetts to South Carolina. Most of its members are public universities, and the conference is headquartered in Richmond. The CAA was historically a Southern conference until the addition of four schools in the Northeastern United States (of five that joined from rival conference America East) after the turn of the 21st century, which added geographic balance to the conference.

The CAA was founded in 1979 as the ECAC basketball league. It was renamed the Colonial Athletic Association in 1985 when it added championships in other sports (although a number of members maintain ECAC affiliation in some sports). As of 2006, it organizes championships in 21 men's and women's sports. The addition of Northeastern University in 2005 gave the conference the NCAA minimum of six football programs needed to sponsor football. For the 2007 football season, all of the Atlantic 10 Conference's football programs joined the CAA football conference, as agreed in May 2005. The football league operates under CAA administration as the legally separate entity of CAA Football.

The most recent changes to the conference membership took place in 2022 and 2023. First, Hampton University, Monmouth University, North Carolina A&T State University, and Stony Brook University joined in 2022. Stony Brook, already a member of CAA Football, joined in other sports at that time; Hampton and Monmouth joined both the all-sports CAA and CAA Football; and NC A&T joined the all-sports CAA in 2022 and joined CAA Football in 2023.[2][3] This was followed by Campbell University joining both sides of the league in 2023.[4]

History

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Towson
Northeastern
Hofstra
Elon
Drexel
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departing member

See also: 2010–2013 Colonial Athletic Association realignment and 2021–2024 NCAA conference realignment

The CAA has expanded in recent years, following the exits of longtime members such as the United States Naval Academy, the University of Richmond, East Carolina University, and American University. In 2001, the six-member conference added four additional universities: Towson University, Drexel University, Hofstra University, and the University of Delaware. Four years later the league expanded again when Georgia State University and Northeastern University joined, further enlarging the conference footprint. Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) left for the Atlantic 10 Conference in July 2012.[5] More changes came in 2013: Old Dominion University left for Conference USA,[6] Georgia State joined the Sun Belt Conference,[7] and the College of Charleston joined the CAA from the Southern Conference.[8]

On the playing field, the CAA has produced 16 national team champions in six different sports (the most recent being the James Madison University Dukes who won the 2018 Division I Women's Lacrosse championship), 33 individual national champions, 11 national coaches of the year, 11 national players of the year and 12 Honda Award winners. In 2006, George Mason became the first CAA team to reach the Final Four. In 2011, the VCU Rams became the second CAA team to reach the Final Four, as well as the first team to win five games en route, due to their participation in the First Four round.

On March 25, 2013, George Mason University left the CAA to join the Atlantic 10 Conference.[9] Shortly after, the CAA ceased sponsorship of wrestling due to the lack of teams.

The 2015–16 basketball season saw the conference RPI reach its highest rating when it finished the season ranked 9th in the nation.

During another phase of realignment that started in 2021, the CAA was affected when longtime member James Madison University announced it would leave the CAA, transition its football program to the Football Bowl Subdivision, and join the Sun Belt Conference (SBC). Initially, JMU was to join the SBC in July 2023.[10] However, the timeline changed when the CAA chose to ban JMU from subsequent championship events, citing a conference bylaw that allows it to impose such a ban on a departing member. Thus, JMU officially joined the Sun Belt in July 2022 instead (at which time it was counted as an FBS member for scheduling purposes after meeting an NCAA minimum requirement of five FBS opponents at home), housing all of its sports in that league, including men's soccer, which would be sponsored by the SBC again, but one season earlier.[11][12]

Shortly before JMU announced its departure, it was reported that the CAA sought to expand by several schools, allowing it to split into a divisional format for most of its sports in order to reduce travel costs for its members. Among the schools named as possible candidates were Fairfield University, Howard University, Monmouth University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.[13][14] In January 2022, reports emerged that Hampton University, a historically black institution that had been working toward a CAA move since at least 1995, would likely join the CAA that July. Monmouth was again named as a potential CAA expansion candidate. Also, Stony Brook University, already a member of CAA Football, was named as a candidate for membership in the all-sports CAA.[15] On January 18, local media in Monmouth's home of New Jersey reported that a CAA invitation to that school was imminent.[16]

The CAA later announced on January 25 that Hampton, Monmouth, and Stony Brook would become members of the all-sports CAA that July, with Hampton and Monmouth joining Stony Brook in CAA Football.[17] On February 22, the CAA announced that North Carolina A&T State University would join the all-sports CAA that July and CAA Football in 2023.[3] Still later, Campbell University was announced as a new member of both sides of the league effective in 2023.[4]

On July 20, 2023, the Colonial Athletic Association rebranded as the Coastal Athletic Association, citing the expansion of the conference footprint throughout the east coast for the change in name; however, the current logo was unchanged.[18]

On November 28, 2023, Delaware announced its departure from the CAA and transition to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) joining Conference USA on July 1, 2025.[19]

Commissioners

Joe D'Antonio
Name Dates
Tom Yeager 1979–July 1, 2016
Joe D'Antonio July 1, 2016–present

Member schools

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Full members

Current full members

Institution Location Founded Joined Type Enrollment Endowment Nickname Colors
Campbell University Buies Creek, North Carolina 1887 2023 Private 5,622 $165,000,000 Fighting Camels    
College of Charleston Charleston, South Carolina 1770 2013 Public 10,783 $102,800,000 Cougars    
University of Delaware[a] Newark, Delaware 1743 2001 Public[b] 23,281 $1,450,000,000 Fightin' Blue Hens    
Drexel University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1891 2001 Private 22,412 $798,300,000 Dragons    
Elon University Elon, North Carolina 1889 2014 6,991 $365,600,000 Phoenix    
Hampton University Hampton, Virginia 1868 2022 Private
(HBCU)
3,516 $280,600,000 Pirates & Lady Pirates    
Hofstra University Hempstead, New York 1935 2001 Private 10,871 $637,100,000 Pride      
Monmouth University West Long Branch, New Jersey 1933 2022 5,675 $108,463,000 Hawks    
North Carolina A&T State University Greensboro, North Carolina 1891 2022[c] Public
(HBCU)
13,332 $178,000,000 Aggies    
Northeastern University Boston, Massachusetts 1898 2005 Private 21,627 $1,070,000,000 Huskies    
Stony Brook University Stony Brook, New York 1957 2022[d] Public 26,782 $360,200,000 Seawolves      
Towson University Towson, Maryland 1866 1979, 2001[e] 22,923 $87,800,000 Tigers    
University of North Carolina Wilmington Wilmington, North Carolina 1947 1984 17,499 $103,800,000 Seahawks      
College of William & Mary Williamsburg, Virginia 1693 1979 8,817 $1,278,400,000 Tribe      
Notes
  1. ^ Delaware will depart the CAA for CUSA on July 1st, 2025.
  2. ^ Delaware is legally chartered as a "privately governed, state-assisted" institution. This status is broadly similar to that of New York's statutory colleges, mostly housed at Cornell University, or institutions in Pennsylvania's Commonwealth System of Higher Education.
  3. ^ North Carolina A&T joined CAA Football in 2023.
  4. ^ Stony Brook has been a member of CAA Football since 2013.
  5. ^ Towson joined the league as a charter member in the 1979–80 season, left after the 1980–81 season to join the ECAC-Metro Conference (now known as the Northeast Conference), and rejoined the CAA effective the 2001–02 season.

Former full members

Institution Location Founded Joined Left Type Nickname Colors Current
conference
American University Washington, D.C. 1893 1984 2001 Private Eagles       Patriot
University of Baltimore Baltimore, Maryland 1925 1979 1981 Public Super Bees     none[a]
Catholic University of America Washington, D.C. 1887 Private
(Roman Catholic)
Cardinals     Landmark
(NCAA Division III)
East Carolina University Greenville, North Carolina 1907 1981 2001 Public Pirates     American
George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia[b] 1957 1979 2013 Patriots     Atlantic 10
Georgia State University Atlanta, Georgia 1913 2005 Panthers     Sun Belt
James Madison University Harrisonburg, Virginia 1908 1979 2022 Dukes    
United States Naval Academy Annapolis, Maryland 1845 1979 1991 Federal
(Military)
Midshipmen     Patriot
Old Dominion University Norfolk, Virginia 1930 1982 Public Monarchs       Sun Belt
1991 2013
University of Richmond Richmond, Virginia 1830 1979 2001 Private Spiders     Atlantic 10
Saint Francis University Loretto, Pennsylvania 1847 1981 Private
(Roman Catholic)
Red Flash     Northeast
Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia 1838 1995 2012 Public Rams     Atlantic 10
Notes
  1. ^ University of Baltimore dropped intercollegiate athletics after the 1982–83 academic year.
  2. ^ The main George Mason campus has a Fairfax mailing address, but lies in an area of unincorporated Fairfax County designated by the U.S. Census Bureau as George Mason, Virginia.

Associate members

In all tables below, dates of joining and departure reflect the calendar years these moves took effect. For spring sports, the year of arrival is the calendar year before the first season of competition. For fall sports, the year of departure is the calendar year after the final season of competition.

Current associate members

Institution Location Founded Joined Type Enrollment Nickname Colors CAA
sport
Primary
conference
University of California, San Diego La Jolla, California[a] 1960 2020[b] Public 40,473 Tritons     rowing (w) Big West
University of Connecticut Storrs, Connecticut 1881 2019 Public 32,257 Huskies     rowing (w)[21][c] Big East
Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, Michigan 1849 2012 Public 20,313 Eagles     rowing (w) Mid-American
Fairfield University Fairfield, Connecticut 1942 2014 Private 5,273 Stags   lacrosse (m) MAAC
Villanova University Villanova, Pennsylvania 1842 2015 Private 11,023 Wildcats     rowing (w) Big East
Notes
  1. ^ La Jolla is a neighborhood of San Diego that has its own postal identity.
  2. ^ While the CAA officially announced UC San Diego's entry into CAA rowing in March 2021, the Tritons competed during the spring 2021 season, part of the 2020–21 school year.[20]
  3. ^ UConn planned to drop women's rowing after the 2020–21 season,[22] but after a federal judge issued a restraining order against the university in a Title IX lawsuit brought by team members, the university announced that it would reinstate the sport for a minimum of two years.[23]

Former associate members

Institution Location Founded Joined Left Type Nickname Colors CAA
sport
Primary
conference
Conference
in former
CAA sport
Binghamton University Vestal, New York[a] 1946 2001 2013 Public Bearcats       wrestling America East EIWA
Boston College Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 1842 2001 2002 Private Eagles     wrestling ACC
Boston University Boston, Massachusetts 1839 2001
(wrestling)
2013 Terriers     wrestling Patriot none[b]
2011
(rowing)
rowing (w) Patriot
University at Buffalo Buffalo, New York[c] 1846 2008 2017 Public Bulls     rowing (w) MAC none[d]
Campbell University Buies Creek, North Carolina 1887 1996 2008 Private Fighting Camels     wrestling Big South Southern
Davidson College Davidson, North Carolina 1837 2001 2007 Wildcats     swimming & diving Atlantic 10
University of Dayton Dayton, Ohio 1850 2002 2014 Flyers     golf (w) Atlantic 10 Metro Atlantic
Liberty University Lynchburg, Virginia 1971 1991 1994 Flames       wrestling CUSA none[e]
Loyola University Maryland Baltimore, Maryland 1852 2001 2002 Greyhounds     lacrosse (m) Patriot
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts 1863 2007 2012 Public Minutemen     lacrosse Atlantic 10
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, North Carolina 1891 1994 1996 Spartans       wrestling SoCon none[f]
Penn State University University Park, Pennsylvania 1855 2009 2014 Nittany Lions     lacrosse (m) Big Ten
University of Richmond Richmond, Virginia 1830 2002 Private Spiders     golf (w) Atlantic 10 Patriot
Rider University Lawrenceville, New Jersey 1865 2001 2013 Broncs       wrestling MAAC MAC
Robert Morris University Moon Township, Pennsylvania 1921 2009 Colonials       lacrosse (m) Horizon ASUN
(NEC in 2024)
Sacred Heart University Fairfield, Connecticut 1963 2005
(lacrosse)
Pioneers     lacrosse (m) NEC
(MAAC in 2024)
MAAC
2001
(wrestling)
2010 wrestling EIWA
Saint Joseph's University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1851 2010 2013 Hawks     lacrosse (m) Atlantic 10 Atlantic 10
Villanova University Villanova, Pennsylvania 1842 2001 2009 Wildcats     lacrosse (m) Big East[g]
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, Virginia 1872 1992 1998 Public Hokies     wrestling ACC
Wagner College Staten Island, New York 1883 2001 2007 Private Seahawks     wrestling NEC none[h]
Xavier University Cincinnati, Ohio 1831 2002 2013 Musketeers       golf (w) Big East
Notes
  1. ^ Mailing address is Binghamton.
  2. ^ Boston University dropped wrestling after the 2013–14 school year.
  3. ^ The mailing address is Buffalo, but virtually all of the main campus is in the adjacent town of Amherst.
  4. ^ Buffalo dropped women's rowing after the 2016–17 school year.
  5. ^ Liberty dropped wrestling after the 2010–11 school year.
  6. ^ UNC Greensboro dropped wrestling after the 2010–11 school year.
  7. ^ Villanova men's lacrosse left the CAA once the Big East began sponsoring the sport in the 2009–10 school year. Villanova has been a CAA women's rowing member since 2015–16, and is also a CAA Football member.
  8. ^ Wagner dropped wrestling after the 2008–09 school year.

Membership timeline

Campbell UniversityBig South ConferenceASUN ConferenceASUN ConferenceBig South ConferenceNCAA Division I independent schoolsStony Brook UniversityAmerica East ConferenceNCAA Division I independent schoolsNew England Collegiate Conference (Division II)NCAA Division III independent schoolsSkyline ConferenceNCAA Division III independent schoolsNorth Carolina A&T State UniversityBig South ConferenceMid-Eastern Athletic ConferenceMonmouth UniversityMetro Atlantic Athletic ConferenceNortheast ConferenceHampton UniversityBig South ConferenceMid-Eastern Athletic ConferenceCentral Intercollegiate Athletic AssociationElon UniversitySouthern ConferenceBig South ConferenceNCAA Division I independent schoolsSouth Atlantic ConferenceConference CarolinasCollege of CharlestonSouthern ConferenceASUN ConferenceNAIA independent schoolsNortheastern UniversityAmerica East ConferenceAmerica East ConferenceAmerica East ConferenceNCAA Division I independent schoolsSun Belt ConferenceGeorgia State UniversityASUN ConferenceASUN ConferenceNCAA Division I independent schoolsSun Belt ConferenceHofstra UniversityAmerica East ConferenceAmerica East ConferenceEast Coast Conference (Division I)Drexel UniversityAmerica East ConferenceAmerica East ConferenceEast Coast Conference (Division I)Conference USAUniversity of DelawareAmerica East ConferenceAmerica East ConferenceEast Coast Conference (Division I)Atlantic 10 ConferenceVirginia Commonwealth UniversityMetro ConferenceSun Belt ConferenceUniversity of North Carolina at WilmingtonNCAA Division I FBS independent schoolsPatriot LeagueAmerican UniversityEast Coast Conference (Division I)American Athletic Conference USAConference USAEast Carolina UniversityNCAA Division I FBS independent schoolsCollege of William & MarySun Belt ConferenceJames Madison UniversityAtlantic 10 ConferenceGeorge Mason UniversityAtlantic 10 ConferenceUniversity of RichmondPatriot LeagueUnited States Naval AcademySun Belt ConferenceConference USASun Belt ConferenceOld Dominion UniversityTowson UniversityAmerica East ConferenceBig South ConferenceEast Coast Conference (Division I)Northeast ConferenceTowson UniversityNortheast ConferenceSaint Francis University (Pennsylvania)Landmark ConferenceCapital Athletic ConferenceOld Dominion Athletic ConferenceThe Catholic University of AmericaUniversity of Baltimore

Full members (non-football)  Other Conference  Other Conference 

Sports

The CAA sponsors championship competitions in ten men's and thirteen women's NCAA sanctioned sports. Eleven schools are associate members in three sports.[24] This does not include football, administered by the CAA through the separate entity of CAA Football.

Coastal Athletic Association teams
Sport Men's Women's
Baseball
12
-
Basketball
14
14
Cross Country
11
13
Field Hockey
-
7
Golf
11
10
Lacrosse
8
9
Rowing
-
8
Soccer
11
13
Softball
-
12
Swimming & Diving
6
9
Tennis
11
13
Track and Field (Indoor)
8
13
Track and Field (Outdoor)
9
13
Volleyball
-
12

Men's sponsored sports by school

School Baseball Basketball Cross
country
Golf Lacrosse Soccer Swimming
& diving
Tennis Track &
field
(indoor)
Track &
field
(outdoor)
Total
CAA
sports
Campbell Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes 8
Charleston Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No 6
Delaware Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 7
Drexel No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 6
Elon Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No 6
Hampton No Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes 6
Hofstra Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes 8
Monmouth Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 10
North Carolina A&T Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes 7
Northeastern Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No Yes Yes 6
Stony Brook Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes 7
Towson Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes No No No 5
UNC Wilmington Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes 8
William & Mary Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 9
Totals 12 14 11 11 7+1 11 6 11 8 9 98+1
Associate members
Fairfield Yes 1
Men's varsity sports not sponsored by the CAA which are played by CAA schools
School Football Gymnastics Ice hockey Sailing[a] Squash[b] Wrestling
Campbell CAA Football SoCon
Charleston SAISA
Delaware CAA Football
Drexel Independent EIWA
Elon CAA Football
Hampton CAA Football MAISA
Hofstra EIWA
Monmouth CAA Football
North Carolina A&T CAA Football
Northeastern Hockey East
Stony Brook CAA Football
Towson CAA Football
William & Mary CAA Football EIGL
Notes
  1. ^ Sailing is a coeducational sport sanctioned by the Intercollegiate Sailing Association and not the NCAA.
  2. ^ Squash is a coeducational sport that is not sanctioned by the NCAA.

Women's sponsored sports by school

School Basketball Cross
country
Field
hockey
Golf Lacrosse Rowing Soccer Softball Swimming
& diving
Tennis Track &
field
(indoor)
Track &
field
(outdoor)
Volleyball Total
CAA
sports
Campbell Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 11
Charleston Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes 9
Delaware Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 13
Drexel Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No 8
Elon Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes 10
Hampton Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes 8
Hofstra Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes 11
Monmouth Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 12
North Carolina A&T Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes 8
Northeastern Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes 9
Stony Brook Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 10
Towson Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 12
UNC Wilmington Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 10
William & Mary Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 11
Totals 14 13 7 10 9 4+4 13 12 9 13 13 13 12 139+4
Associate members
UC San Diego Yes 1
Eastern Michigan Yes 1
UConn Yes 1
Villanova Yes 1
Women's varsity sports not sponsored by the CAA which are played by CAA schools
School Beach
volleyball
Bowling Equestrian[a] Gymnastics Ice hockey Sailing[b] Squash[c] Triathlon[d]
Charleston Sun Belt Independent SAISA
Delaware [e]
Drexel Independent
Hampton MAISA Independent
Monmouth MEAC
North Carolina A&T MEAC
Northeastern Hockey East Independent
Towson EAGL
UNC Wilmington Sun Belt
William & Mary ECAC
Notes
  1. ^ Equestrianism is part of the NCAA Emerging Sports for Women program, but the national championship is sanctioned by the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association and not the NCAA. While several conferences exist under the IHSA umbrella, the NCAA treats all women's equestrian teams that do not compete within a recognized NCAA conference as independents.
  2. ^ Sailing is a coeducational sport sanctioned by the Intercollegiate Sailing Association and not the NCAA.
  3. ^ Squash is a coeducational sport that is not sanctioned by the NCAA.
  4. ^ Triathlon is part of the NCAA Emerging Sports for Women program, but the national championship is sanctioned by the sport's national governing body, USA Triathlon, and not the NCAA. No NCAA conference in any division currently sponsors this sport.
  5. ^ Delaware plays women's ice hockey at club level in the ACHA, but treats this club as a varsity team. Delaware announced they will begin women's ice hockey as an NCAA varsity sport in 2025 and the team will play in Atlantic Hockey America.

In addition to the above, Charleston counts its female cheerleaders (though not its male cheerleaders) and all-female dance team as varsity teams. Neither cheerleading nor dance team competitions are sponsored by the NCAA.

Current champions

RS = regular-season champion; T = tournament champion

Season Sport Men's
champion
Women's
champion
Fall 2023 Cross country Stony Brook Elon
Field hockey Monmouth (RS)
William & Mary (T)
Soccer Hofstra & Monmouth (RS)
Hofstra (T)
Towson (RS & T)
Volleyball Towson (RS)
Delaware (T)
Winter 2023–24 Basketball Charleston (RS & T) Stony Brook (RS)
Drexel (T)
Swimming & diving UNCW UNCW
Spring 2023 Baseball UNCW (RS & T)
Golf UNCW Charleston
Lacrosse Delaware (RS & T) Stony Brook (RS & T)
Rowing Northeastern
Softball Delaware (RS)
Hofstra (T)
Tennis UNCW William & Mary
Track & field (outdoor) Northeastern Elon

Men's basketball

* Denotes a tie for regular season conference title
Denotes game went into overtime

Regular season champions

Note: The conference was known as the ECAC South from 1979 to 1985.

Season Regular Season Champion Conference Record
1980 Old Dominion 7–0
1981 James Madison 11–2
1982 James Madison 10–1
1983 William & Mary 9–0
1984 Richmond 7–3
1985 Navy 11–3
1986 Navy 13–1
1987 Navy 13–1
1988 Richmond 11–3
1989 Richmond 13–1
1990 James Madison 11–3
1991 James Madison 12–2
1992 Richmond 12–2
1993 James Madison 11–3
1994 Old Dominion 10–4
1995 Old Dominion 12–2
1996 VCU 14–2
1997 Old Dominion 10–6
1998* William & Mary
UNC Wilmington
13–3
1999 George Mason 13–3
2000* George Mason
James Madison
12–4
2001 Richmond 12–4
2002 UNC Wilmington 14–4
2003 UNC Wilmington 15–3
2004 VCU 14–4
2005 Old Dominion 15–3
2006* George Mason
UNC Wilmington
15–3
2007 VCU 16–2
2008 VCU 15–3
2009 VCU 14–4
2010 Old Dominion 15–3
2011 George Mason 16–2
2012 Drexel 16–2
2013 Northeastern 14–4
2014 Delaware 14–2
2015* William & Mary
UNC Wilmington
Northeastern
James Madison
12–6
2016* Hofstra
UNC Wilmington
14–4
2017 UNC Wilmington 15–3
2018* College of Charleston
Northeastern
14–4
2019 Hofstra 15–3
2020 Hofstra 14-4
2021* James Madison
Northeastern
8–2
2022* Towson
UNC Wilmington
15–3
2023* Hofstra
Charleston
16–2
2024 Charleston 15–3

History of the tournament final

See also: Coastal Athletic Association men's basketball tournament

Year CAA Champions Score Runner-up Tournament MVP Venue
1980 Old Dominion 62–51 Navy Mark West, Old Dominion Hampton Coliseum (Hampton, Virginia)
1981 James Madison 69–60 Richmond Charles Fisher, James Madison Hampton Coliseum (Hampton, Virginia)
1982 Old Dominion 58–57 James Madison Mark West (2), Old Dominion Norfolk Scope (Norfolk, Virginia)
1983 James Madison 41–38 William & Mary Derek Steele, James Madison Robins Center (Richmond, Virginia)
1984 Richmond 74–55 Navy Johnny Newman, Richmond Convocation Center (Harrisonburg, Virginia)
1985 Navy 85–76 Richmond Vernon Butler, Navy William & Mary Hall (Williamsburg, Virginia)
1986 Navy 72–61 George Mason David Robinson, Navy Patriot Center (Fairfax, Virginia)
1987 Navy 53–50 James Madison David Robinson (2), Navy Hampton Coliseum (Hampton, Virginia)
1988 Richmond 73–70 George Mason Peter Wollfolk, Richmond Hampton Coliseum (Hampton, Virginia)
1989 George Mason 78–72 UNC Wilmington Kenny Sanders, George Mason Hampton Coliseum (Hampton, Virginia)
1990 Richmond 77–72 James Madison Kenny Atkinson, Richmond Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
1991 Richmond 81–78 George Mason Jim Shields, Richmond Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
1992 Old Dominion 78–73 James Madison Ricardo Leonard, Old Dominion Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
1993 East Carolina 54–49 James Madison Lester Lyons, East Carolina Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
1994 James Madison 77–76 Old Dominion Odell Hodge, Old Dominion Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
1995 Old Dominion 80–75 James Madison Petey Sessoms, Old Dominion Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
1996 VCU 46–43 UNC Wilmington Bernard Hopkins, VCU Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
1997 Old Dominion 62–58 James Madison Odell Hodge (2), Old Dominion Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
1998 Richmond 79–64 UNC Wilmington Daryl Oliver, Richmond Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
1999 George Mason 63–58 Old Dominion George Evans, George Mason Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2000 UNC Wilmington 57–47 Richmond Brett Blizzard, UNC Wilmington Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2001 George Mason 35–33 UNC Wilmington Erik Herring, George Mason Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2002 UNC Wilmington 66–51 VCU Brett Blizzard (2), UNC Wilmington Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2003 UNC Wilmington 70–62 Drexel Brett Blizzard (3), UNC Wilmington Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2004 VCU 55–54 George Mason Domonic Jones, VCU Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2005 Old Dominion 73–66 VCU Alex Loughton, Old Dominion Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2006 UNC Wilmington 78–67 Hofstra T. J. Carter, UNC Wilmington Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2007 VCU 65–59 George Mason Eric Maynor, VCU Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2008 George Mason 68–59 William & Mary Folarin Campbell, George Mason Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2009 VCU 71–50 George Mason Eric Maynor (2), VCU Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2010 Old Dominion 60–53 William & Mary Gerald Lee, Old Dominion Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2011 Old Dominion 70–65 VCU Frank Hassell, Old Dominion Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2012 VCU 59–56 Drexel Darius Theus, VCU Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2013 James Madison 70–57 Northeastern A. J. Davis, James Madison Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
2014 Delaware 75–74 William & Mary Jarvis Threatt, Delaware Baltimore Arena (Baltimore, Maryland)
2015 Northeastern 72–61 William & Mary Quincy Ford, Northeastern Royal Farms Arena (Baltimore, Maryland)
2016 UNC Wilmington 80–73 Hofstra Chris Flemmings, UNC Wilmington Royal Farms Arena (Baltimore, Maryland)
2017 UNC Wilmington 78–69 Charleston C. J. Bryce, UNC Wilmington North Charleston Coliseum (North Charleston, South Carolina)
2018 Charleston 83–76 Northeastern Grant Riller, Charleston North Charleston Coliseum (North Charleston, South Carolina)
2019 Northeastern 82–74 Hofstra Vasa Pusica, Northeastern North Charleston Coliseum (North Charleston, South Carolina)
2020 Hofstra 70–61 Northeastern Desure Buie, Hofstra Entertainment and Sports Arena (Washington, D.C.)
2021 Drexel 63–56 Elon Camren Wynter, Drexel Atlantic Union Bank Center (Harrisonburg, VA)
2022 Delaware 59–55 UNC Wilmington Jyare Davis, Delaware Entertainment and Sports Arena (Washington, D.C.)
2023 Charleston 63–58 UNC Wilmington Ryan Larson, Charleston Entertainment and Sports Arena (Washington, D.C.)
2024 Charleston 82–79 Stony Brook Reyne Smith, Charleston Entertainment and Sports Arena (Washington, D.C.)

Men's CAA tournament championships and finalists

See also: Coastal Athletic Association men's basketball tournament

School Championships Finals Appearances Years
Old Dominion 8 10 1980, 1982, 1992, 1995, 1997, 2005, 2010, 2011
UNC Wilmington 6 12 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2016, 2017
Richmond 5 8 1984, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1998
VCU 5 8 1996, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2012
James Madison 4 11 1981, 1983, 1994, 2013
George Mason 4 10 1989, 1999, 2001, 2008
Charleston 3 4 2018, 2023, 2024
Navy 3 5 1985, 1986, 1987
Northeastern 2 5 2015, 2019
Delaware 2 2 2014, 2022
Hofstra 1 4 2020
Drexel 1 2 2021
East Carolina 1 1 1993
William & Mary 0 5
Elon 0 1
Stony Brook 0 1
Campbell 0 0
Hampton 0 0
Monmouth 0 0
North Carolina A&T 0 0
Towson 0 0

Former member of the CAA

Broadcasters

Main article: Coastal Athletic Association men's basketball tournament § Broadcasters

Women's basketball

* Denotes a tie for regular season conference title
Denotes game went into overtime

Regular season champions

Season Regular Season Champion Conference Record
1984 Richmond 4–1
1985 East Carolina 11–1
1986 James Madison 11–1
1987 James Madison 12–0
1988 James Madison 12–0
1989 James Madison 12–0
1990 Richmond 11–1
1991 James Madison 11–1
1992 Old Dominion 12–2
1993 Old Dominion 14–0
1994 Old Dominion 14–0
1995 Old Dominion 13–1
1996 Old Dominion 16–0
1997 Old Dominion 16–0
1998 Old Dominion 16–0
1999 Old Dominion 16–0
2000 Old Dominion 16–0
2001 Old Dominion 15–1
2002 Old Dominion 18–0
2003 Old Dominion 15–3
2004 Old Dominion 14–4
2005 Delaware 16–2
2006 Old Dominion 17–1
2007 Old Dominion 17–1
2008 Old Dominion 17–1
2009 Drexel 16–2
2010 Old Dominion 14–4
2011 James Madison 16–2
2012 Delaware 18–0
2013 Delaware 18–0
2014 James Madison 15–1
2015 James Madison 17–1
2016 James Madison 17–1
2017 Elon 16–2
2018* Drexel
James Madison
16–2
2019 James Madison 17–1
2020* Drexel
James Madison
16–2
2021 Delaware 16–2
2022 Drexel 16–2
2023* Towson
Drexel
Northeastern
13–5
2024 Stony Brook 16–2

History of the tournament finals

Year CAA Champions Score Runner-up Tournament MVP Venue
1984 East Carolina 54–39 Richmond N/A Minges Coliseum (Greenville, North Carolina)
1985 East Carolina 65–59 James Madison N/A William & Mary Hall (Williamsburg, Virginia)
1986 James Madison 66–62 East Carolina Lisa Squirewell, ECU Trask Coliseum (Wilmington, North Carolina)
1987 James Madison 74–62 American Sydney Beasley, JMU JMU Convocation Center (Harrisonburg, Virginia)
1988 James Madison 87–72 George Mason Sydney Beasley, JMU Bender Arena (Washington, D.C.)
1989 James Madison 55–45 Richmond Carolin Dehn-Duhr, JMU William & Mary Hall (Williamsburg, Virginia)
1990 Richmond 47–46 James Madison Pam Bryant, UR Robins Center (Richmond, Virginia)
1991 Richmond 88–70 East Carolina Ginny Norton, UR JMU Convocation Center (Harrisonburg, Virginia)
1992 Old Dominion 80–75 East Carolina Pam Huntley, ODU ODU Field House (Norfolk, Virginia)
1993 Old Dominion 65–51 William & Mary Pam Huntley, ODU ODU Field House (Norfolk, Virginia)
1994 Old Dominion 78–61 George Mason Celeste Hill, ODU JMU Convocation Center (Harrisonburg, Virginia)
1995 Old Dominion 63–44 James Madison Ticha Penicheiro, ODU ODU Field House (Norfolk, Virginia)
1996 Old Dominion 84–58 James Madison Clarisse Machanguana, ODU ODU Field House (Norfolk, Virginia)
1997 Old Dominion 83–46 East Carolina Clarisse Machanguana, ODU Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
1998 Old Dominion 82–49 American Ticha Penicheiro, ODU Richmond Coliseum (Richmond, Virginia)
1999 Old Dominion 73–67 East Carolina Natalie Diaz, ODU Robins Center (Richmond, Virginia)
2000 Old Dominion 92–49 UNC Wilmington Natalie Diaz, ODU ALLTEL Pavilion (Richmond, Virginia)
2001 Old Dominion 66–62 James Madison Monique Coker, ODU ODU Field House (Norfolk, Virginia)
2002 Old Dominion 76–48 UNC Wilmington Okeisha Howard, ODU ODU Field House (Norfolk, Virginia)
2003 Old Dominion 66–58 Delaware Shareese Grant, ODU Ted Constant Convocation Center (Norfolk, Virginia)
2004 Old Dominion 85–81 George Mason Shareese Grant, ODU Ted Constant Convocation Center (Norfolk, Virginia)
2005 Old Dominion 78–74 Delaware Shareese Grant, ODU Patriot Center (Fairfax, Virginia)
2006 Old Dominion 58–54 James Madison T. J. Jordan, ODU Patriot Center (Fairfax, Virginia)
2007 Old Dominion 78–70 James Madison T. J. Jordan, ODU Bob Carpenter Center (Newark, Delaware)
2008 Old Dominion 74–51 VCU Shahida Williams, ODU Bob Carpenter Center (Newark, Delaware)
2009 Drexel 64–58 James Madison Gabriela Marginean, Drexel JMU Convocation Center (Harrisonburg, Virginia)
2010 James Madison 67–53 Old Dominion Dawn Evans, JMU JMU Convocation Center (Harrisonburg, Virginia)
2011 James Madison 67–61 Delaware Dawn Evans, JMU The Show Place Arena (Upper Marlboro, Maryland)
2012 Delaware 59–43 Drexel Elena Delle Donne, UD The Show Place Arena (Upper Marlboro, Maryland)
2013 Delaware 59–56 Drexel Elena Delle Donne, UD The Show Place Arena (Upper Marlboro, Maryland)
2014 James Madison 70–45 Delaware Jazmon Gwathmey, JMU The Show Place Arena (Upper Marlboro, Maryland)
2015 James Madison 62–56 Hofstra Jazmon Gwathmey, JMU The Show Place Arena (Upper Marlboro, Maryland)
2016 James Madison 60–46 Drexel Jazmon Gwathmey, JMU The Show Place Arena (Upper Marlboro, Maryland)
2017 Elon 78–60 James Madison Lauren Brown, Elon JMU Convocation Center (Harrisonburg, Virginia)
2018 Elon 57–45 Drexel Shay Burnett, Elon Daskalakis Athletic Center (Philadelphia)
2019 Towson 53–49 Drexel Nukiya Mayo, Towson Bob Carpenter Center (Newark, Delaware)
2020 Tournament canceled after the opening round due to the COVID-19 pandemic Schar Center (Elon, North Carolina)
2021 Drexel 63–52 Delaware Keishana Washington, Drexel Schar Center (Elon, North Carolina)
2022 Delaware 63–59 Drexel Jasmine Dickey, UD Daskalakis Athletic Center (Philadelphia)
2023 Monmouth 80–55 Towson Bri Tinsley, Monmouth SECU Arena (Towson, Maryland)
2024 Drexel 68–60 Stony Brook Amaris Baker, Drexel Entertainment and Sports Arena (Washington, D.C.)

Women's CAA tournament championships and finalists

School Championships Finals Appearances Years
Old Dominion 17 18 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000,
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
James Madison 9 17 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016
Drexel 3 9 2009, 2021, 2024
Delaware 3 8 2012, 2013, 2022
East Carolina 2 6 1984, 1985
Richmond 2 4 1990, 1991
Elon 2 2 2017, 2018
Towson 1 2 2019
Monmouth 1 1 2023
American 0 2
George Mason 0 3
UNC Wilmington 0 2
Stony Brook 0 1
William & Mary 0 1
VCU 0 1
Campbell 0 0
Hampton 0 0
North Carolina A&T 0 0
Northeastern 0 0

Former member of the CAA

Football

Main article: Coastal Athletic Association Football Conference

Men's soccer

See also: CAA Men's Soccer Tournament

Regular season champions

Note: The conference was known as the ECAC South from 1983 to 1985.

List of CAA regular season champions.[25]

Season Regular Season Champion Conference Record
1983 George Mason 4–1–0
1984 American 5–0–2
1985 American 6–1–0
1986 George Mason 5–0–2
1987 William & Mary 6–1–0
1988 Navy 5–1–1
1989 George Mason 6–0–1
1990 George Mason 6–1–0
1991 James Madison 6–1–0
1992 William & Mary 5–0–2
1993 James Madison 7–0–0
1994 James Madison 6–0–1
1995 William & Mary 6–2–0
1996 William & Mary 8–0–0
1997 American 6–0–2
1998 VCU 7–0–1
1999 Old Dominion 7–1–0
2000 James Madison 7–1–0
2001 Old Dominion 3–0–2
2002 VCU 7–1–1
2003 VCU 8–1–0
2004 VCU 7–1–1
2005 Old Dominion 9–1–1
2006 Towson 10–0–1
2007 Drexel 8–2–1
2008 UNC Wilmington 7–4–0
2009 UNC Wilmington 8–0–3
2010 William & Mary 8–1–2
2011 James Madison 8–3–0
2012 Drexel 8–1–1
2013 Drexel 4–1–2
2014 Delaware, Hofstra & UNCW 5–2–1
2015 Elon & Hofstra 6–2–0
2016 Hofstra 7–1–0
2017 James Madison 5–1–2
2018 James Madison 6–2
2019 UNC Wilmington 7–0–1
2020–21 North Division: Hofstra 2–0–2
South Division: James Madison 4–0–0
2021 Hofstra 5–1–2
2022 Elon 6–1–2
2023 Hofstra & Monmouth 5–1–2

All-time conference championships

School Championships Outright Championships Years
James Madison 7 7 1991, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2011, 2017, 2018
Hofstra 5 3 2014, 2015, 2016, 2021, 2023
UNC Wilmington 4 3 2008, 2009, 2014, 2019
Elon 2 0 2015, 2022
Towson 2 1 2011, 2012
Villanova 2 0 2009, 2012
William & Mary 2 0 2010, 2015
Delaware 1 0 2010
Monmouth 1 0 2023
Massachusetts 1 0 2007

Note: In the 2020–21 season, impacted by COVID-10, the CAA split into North and South Divisions, with conference play solely within each division, for that season only. No champion is included for this season.

Facilities

Departing member indicated in pink.

School Basketball arena (Nickname) Capacity Baseball park Capacity
Campbell Gore Arena 3,095 Jim Perry Stadium 1,250
Charleston TD Arena 5,100 CofC Baseball Stadium at Patriot's Point 2,000
Delaware Bob Carpenter Center (The "Bob") 5,000 Bob Hannah Stadium 1,300
Drexel Daskalakis Athletic Center (The "DAC") 2,509 Non-baseball school
Elon Schar Center 5,100 Walter C. Latham Park 500
Hampton Hampton Convocation Center 6,000 Non-baseball school
Hofstra Mack Sports Complex (The "Mack") 5,124 University Field 400
Monmouth OceanFirst Bank Center 4,100 Monmouth Baseball Field
North Carolina A&T Corbett Sports Center 5,000 War Memorial Stadium 7,500
Northeastern Matthews Arena (men's)
Cabot Center (women's)
6,000
2,500
Parsons Field 3,000
Stony Brook Island Federal Credit Union Arena 4,160 Joe Nathan Field 1,000
Towson SECU Arena 5,200 John B. Schuerholz Baseball Complex 500
UNC Wilmington Trask Coliseum 5,200 Brooks Field 3,500
William & Mary Kaplan Arena 8,600 Plumeri Park 1,000

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