Husson Football To Join CCC In ’19
Husson Football and the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) have announced that the Eagles will join the league for the 2019 season in a press release on Monday afternoon.
The Eagles, who were a charter member of the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) and part of the league since 2009, will join the CCC starting in 2019 season after playing the final two years in the ECFC.
Husson will be joining Becker, Curry, Endicott, Nichols, Salve Regina, Western New England, and the University of New England as members of the football side of the conference in its inaugural year. UNE will have its first season as part of the CCC in 2018. According to the release on Monday, the CCC will also assume operations of the New England Football Conference this season and rebrand the league as the Commonwealth Coast Football.
“We are excited to become a member of CCC Football,” said Husson Director of Athletics Frank Pergolizzi in a release sent on Monday. “The opportunity to join an all New England Conference, including a fellow Maine institution means a great dial to our program and our University. We look forward to beginning CCC competition in 2019.”
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The CCC in football have had 11 NCAA Division III post-season appearances. Husson most recently played Western New England in the NCAA tournament this past fall and lost to the Golden Bears by a score 44-27.
“Commonwealth Coast Football is delighted to welcome Husson University as our newest member,” said CCC Commissioner Gregg M. Kaye in the release. “Husson is one of the strongest football programs among Division III private institutions in New England, and their addition makes CCC Football stronger. I am delighted that Husson has accepted our invitation to join CCC Football.”
Husson has won two ECFC titles, including two NCAA Division III appearances since 2009. The Eagles are the reigning champions in the conference after going 7-0 in league play.
The Eagles will play future conference foes in Western New England and Endicott on the road in consecutive weeks this season on Sept 23rd and 30th respectively. Husson was 9-2 in 2016.