Coastal Collegiate
Sports Association
CCSA
Coastal Collegiate Sports Association logo
Established2008
AssociationNCAA
DivisionDivision I
Members17
Sports fielded
  • Beach Volleyball, Men's Swimming & Diving, Women's Swimming & Diving
Former namesCoastal Collegiate Swimming Association
HeadquartersMacon, Georgia
CommissionerMike Hagen (since October 2015)
Websitetheccsa.com
Locations
Coastal Collegiate Sports Association locations

The Coastal Collegiate Sports Association is an NCAA Division I college athletic conference.

Established in 2008, the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) was originally developed by four regional Division I conferences — the ASUN Conference, Big South Conference, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, and the Southern Conference — to create a centralized home for their members with swimming and diving programs.

In October 2015, the CCSA added the newly recognized NCAA sport of beach volleyball and rebranded itself the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association.

CCSA beach volleyball went through major changes in 2021. The CCSA entered into a beach volleyball partnership with Conference USA (C-USA) under which the 2021 CCSA championship in that sport was split into two groups, with the six full C-USA and Sun Belt Conference members playing in one group. Following the 2021 championship, those six schools—C-USA members Florida Atlantic, FIU, Southern Miss, and UAB, plus Sun Belt members Georgia State and Louisiana–Monroe (ULM)—formed a new C-USA beach volleyball league, with another Sun Belt member, Coastal Carolina, joining them.[1] At the same time, Charleston and UNC Wilmington (UNCW) left CCSA beach volleyball for the ASUN.[2]

The CCSA now has 17 member schools, representing nine states (Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia).

Members

School Nickname Joined Primary
Conference
Beach
Volleyball
Men's
Swimming
& Diving
Women's
Swimming
& Diving
Bellarmine University Knights 2020 ASUN Conference
Red XN
Green tickY
Green tickY
Campbell University Camels 2008 Big South Conference
Red XN
Red XN
Green tickY
Florida Atlantic University Owls 2015 Conference USA
(American Athletic Conference in 2023)
Red XN
Green tickY
Red XN
Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles 2008 ASUN Conference
Red XN
Red XN
Green tickY
Florida State University Seminoles 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference
Green tickY
Red XN
Red XN
Gardner–Webb University Runnin' Bulldogs 2008 Big South Conference
Red XN
Green tickY
Green tickY
Georgia Southern University Eagles 2008 Sun Belt Conference
Red XN
Red XN
Green tickY
University of the Incarnate Word Cardinals 2013 Southland Conference
(Western Athletic Conference in 2022)
Red XN
Green tickY
Green tickY
Liberty University Lady Flames 2011 ASUN Conference
(Conference USA in 2023)
Red XN
Red XN
Green tickY
Louisiana State University Tigers 2015 Southeastern Conference
Green tickY
Red XN
Red XN
Missouri State University Lady Bears 2019 Missouri Valley Conference
Green tickY
Red XN
Red XN
University of North Carolina at Asheville Bulldogs 2012 Big South Conference
Red XN
Red XN
Green tickY
University of North Florida Ospreys 2008 ASUN Conference
Red XN
Red XN
Green tickY
Old Dominion University Monarchs 2015 Conference USA
(Sun Belt Conference in 2023)
Red XN
Green tickY
Red XN
University of South Carolina Gamecocks 2015 Southeastern Conference
Green tickY
Red XN
Red XN
Texas Christian University Horned Frogs 2018 Big 12 Conference
Green tickY
Red XN
Red XN
Tulane University Green Wave 2015 American Athletic Conference
Green tickY
Red XN
Red XN

Former members

School Nickname Joined Left Sport Current
Conference[a]
College of Charleston Cougars 2008 2013 Swimming & diving (M / W) Colonial Athletic Association (Discontinued 2015)[3]
2016 2021 Beach volleyball ASUN Conference[2]
Davidson College Wildcats 2008 2014 Swimming & diving (M / W) Atlantic 10 Conference
Florida A&M University Rattlers 2008 2011 Swimming & diving (W) Discontinued
Florida Atlantic University Owls 2015 2021[1] Beach volleyball Conference USA
Florida International University (FIU) Panthers 2015 2021[1] Beach volleyball Conference USA
Georgia State University Panthers 2015 2021[1] Beach volleyball Conference USA
Howard University Bison 2008 2020[4] Swimming & diving (M / W) Northeast Conference
University of Louisiana at Monroe Warhawks 2019 2021[1] Beach volleyball Conference USA
Mount St. Mary's University The Mount 2017 2020[4] Swimming & diving (M) Northeast Conference
New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders 2013 2020[5] Swimming & diving (M) America East Conference
North Carolina A&T State University Aggies 2008 2016 Swimming & diving (W) Discontinued
Radford University Highlanders 2008 2014 Swimming & diving (W) Discontinued
University of Southern Mississippi (Southern Miss) Golden Eagles 2018 2021[1] Beach volleyball Conference USA
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Blazers 2015 2021[1] Beach volleyball Conference USA
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Retrievers 2013 2017 Swimming & diving (M) America East Conference
University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) Seahawks 2016 2021[2] Beach volleyball ASUN Conference
Virginia Military Institute (VMI) Keydets 2008 2017 Swimming & diving (M / W) America East Conference
  1. ^ Conference affiliation in former CCSA sports; does not necessarily match primary conference.

Membership timeline

Men's & Women's Swimming Beach Volleyball Women's Swimming Men's Swimming Men's Swimming & Beach Volleyball

Swimming & Diving Champions

[6] [7]

Year Men's
Champion
Women's
Champion
Site
2008 College of Charleston Davidson Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics • Huntersville, NC
2009 College of Charleston Florida Gulf Coast Gabrielsen NatatoriumAthens, GA
2010 Davidson Florida Gulf Coast Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center • Knoxville, TN
2011 Davidson Florida Gulf Coast Gabrielsen Natatorium • Athens, GA
2012 Davidson Florida Gulf Coast Gabrielsen Natatorium • Athens, GA
2013 Davidson Florida Gulf Coast Gabrielsen Natatorium • Athens, GA
2014 Incarnate Word Liberty Allan Jones Natatorium • Knoxville, TN
2015 UMBC Florida Gulf Coast Gabrielsen Natatorium • Athens, GA
2016 UMBC Florida Gulf Coast Gabrielsen Natatorium • Athens, GA
2017 UMBC Florida Gulf Coast Gabrielsen Natatorium • Athens, GA
2018 Incarnate Word Florida Gulf Coast Gabrielsen Natatorium • Athens, GA
2019 Incarnate Word Liberty Liberty Natatorium • Lynchburg, VA
2020 Incarnate Word Liberty Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center • Knoxville, TN

Beach Volleyball Champions

Year Regular Season
Champion (Record)
Tournament
Champion
Tournament
Runner-up
Tournament Site Teams to
NCAA Tournament
2016
[8][9][10]
Florida State (7–0) Florida State Georgia State LakePoint Sporting Community • Emerson, GA Florida State
Georgia State
2017
[11][12][13]
Florida State (8–0) Florida State FIU LakePoint Sporting Community • Emerson, GA Florida State
LSU
South Carolina
2018
[14][15][16]
Florida State (10–0) Florida State LSU LakePoint Sporting Community • Emerson, GA Florida State
FIU
LSU
South Carolina
2019
[17][18]
Florida State (13–1) Florida State LSU LakePoint Sporting Community • Emerson, GA Florida State
LSU

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "CCSA Announces Beach Volleyball Membership Split With Conference USA; 2022 Championship Dates Set" (Press release). Coastal Collegiate Sports Association. September 28, 2021. Retrieved October 9, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "ASUN Conference Announces Additions of Col. of Charleston and UNCW in Beach Volleyball" (Press release). ASUN Conference. July 6, 2021. Retrieved October 9, 2021.
  3. ^ "Statement From College of Charleston Director of Athletics Joe Hull" Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine. CofCSports.com. Disbanded at the conclusion of the 2014-2015 school year
  4. ^ a b "Six Howard University Athletics Programs Join the Northeast Conference As Associate Members" (Press release). Northeast Conference. July 6, 2020. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  5. ^ "NJIT to Join America East Conference as 10th Member Institution" (Press release). NJIT Highlanders. June 12, 2020. Retrieved June 13, 2020.
  6. ^ "2015-16 CCSA Men's Swimming & Diving Record Book" (PDF). Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association. Retrieved November 27, 2016.
  7. ^ "2015-16 CCSA Women's Swimming & Diving Record Book" (PDF). Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association. Retrieved November 27, 2016.
  8. ^ "CCSA Beach Volleyball Championship Seeds Set; FSU Top Seed". Coastal Collegiate Sports Association. April 17, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2016.
  9. ^ "Florida State Claims First CCSA Beach Championship". Coastal Collegiate Sports Association. April 24, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2016.
  10. ^ "CCSA CHAMPIONS!!!". Florida State University. April 24, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2016.
  11. ^ "CCSA Championship Seeds Set; Florida State and LSU Earn Top Seeds". Coastal Collegiate Sports Association. April 15, 2017. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  12. ^ "Florida State Goes Back-to-Back as @CCSA_Beach Champions". Coastal Collegiate Sports Association. April 23, 2017. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  13. ^ "Florida State, LSU and South Carolina To Play in #NCAABeachVB Championship". Coastal Collegiate Sports Association. April 30, 2017. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  14. ^ "Florida State Earns Top Seed for 2018 CCSA Championship; Pool Play Begins Friday" (Press release). Coastal Collegiate Sports Association. April 15, 2018. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  15. ^ "Florida State Captures Third Straight #CCSABeachVB Championship" (Press release). Coastal Collegiate Sports Association. April 22, 2018. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  16. ^ "Conference Record Four #CCSABeachVB Teams Selected for NCAA Championship" (Press release). Coastal Collegiate Sports Association. April 29, 2018. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  17. ^ "Beach Goes 3-0 in Texas" (Press release). Florida State Seminoles. April 12, 2019. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  18. ^ "Florida State Four-Peats as #CCSABeachVB Champions" (Press release). Coastal Collegiate Sports Association. April 21, 2019. Retrieved April 25, 2019.