About the CCSA

About the CCSA

The Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) is a progressive NCAA Division I conference dedicated to the enhancement of opportunities for students.

Founded in 2008 as the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association, the CCSA has always built championship athletic opportunities for college students. The CCSA was founded jointly by the Atlantic Sun, Big South, Mid-Eastern Athletic (MEAC), and the Southern Conferences to provide a championship opportunity for swimming and diving students at their member institutions. Over the next decade, the CCSA grew to include members as far north as Newark, NJ and west as San Antonio.

In the summer of 2015, the CCSA announced an expansion of championship opportunities with the addition of Beach Volleyball as it’s first sport addition since formation of the league. With the addition, came a change of name to the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association. The CCSA was one of only five conferences to sponsor Beach Volleyball in its first year as a championship sport in the NCAA. With the addition comes expanded opportunities for students pursuing athletics.

The CCSA is dedicated to the students who compete in its championships and their success in the classroom, in the field of competition, and life after graduation.  

For the 2017-2018 Academic Year

Sports: 3 - Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving, Women’s Beach Volleyball
Institutions: 24
Geography: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington DC 


Women's Swimming & Diving Schools                     Men's Swimming & Diving Schools                     Women's Beach Volleyball Schools
Campbell (Big South) Florida Atlantic (Conference USA) UAB (Conference USA)
Florida Gulf Coast (ASUN) Gardner-Webb (Big South) College of Charleston (CAA)
Gardner-Webb (Big South) Howard (MEAC) Florida Atlantic (Conference USA) 
Georgia Southern (Sun Belt) Incarnate Word (Southland) Florida International (Conference USA)
Howard (MEAC) Mount St. Mary's (NEC) Florida State (ACC)
Incarnate Word (Southland)  New Jersey Institute of Technology (ASUN) Georgia State (Sun Belt)
Liberty (Big South) Old Dominion (Conference USA)  Louisiana State (SEC)
North Florida (ASUN)   South Carolina (SEC)
UNC Asheville (Big South)   Tulane (American Athletic)
    UNCW (CAA)


Staff Directory

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Ted Gumbart
(478) 474-3394
Dennis Thomas
Vice President
(757) 416-7100
John Iamarino
Chief Operating Officer
(864) 591-5100
Kyle Kallander
(704) 341-7990
Kathy Peterson
Senior Woman Administrator
(239) 590-7018
Jerome Rodgers
Executive Director
(478) 474-3394 jerome.rodgers@asunsports.org
Craig Threlkeld
Administration & Championships
(478) 474-3394 craig.threlkeld@asunsports.org
Zach Groppe
Public Relations (Swimming & Diving)
(704) 341-7990 zachg@bigsouth.org
Johannes Schneider
Public Relations (Beach Volleyball)
(478) 474-3394 johannes.schneider@asunsports.org