California Pacific Conference
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California Pacific Conference
California Pacific Conference
California Pacific Conference logo
Established 1996
Association NAIA
Division Division II
Members 12
Sports fielded
  • 10
    • men's: 4
    • women's: 6
Region Pacific Coast
Region II of the NAIA
Headquarters Oakland, California
Commissioner Don Ott
California Pacific Conference locations

The California Pacific Conference (Cal Pac) is a college athletics conference in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The conference commissioner is Don Ott. Conference leadership is shared among the member institutions. The conference president is Themy Adachi of Mills College. The conference vice president is Farnum Smith of William Jessup University. The secretary is Marv Christopher of California Maritime Academy. The conference was formed in 1996.

Conference members range from members of the University of California and California State University systems to religious and liberal arts colleges

History overview

Cal State East Bay, Cal State Monterey Bay, Dominican, Mills College, and Notre Dame de Namur are former members of the conference that have left the NAIA and the conference for Division II and for Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

CSUMB and CSUEB left the Cal Pac to join the NCAA Division II California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) in the 2004-05 and 2008-09 seasons, respectively.

Patten left the Cal Pac after eliminating its athletic program.

Notre Dame de Namur left the Cal Pac to join the NCAA Division II Pacific West Conference in the 2006-07 season, followed by Dominican in the 2008-09 season.

Mills College moved to NCAA Division III as an Independent in the 2011-12 season.

In June 2011, Bethany announced it was ceasing operations effective immediately, decreasing the CalPac to seven active members.[1]

In 2012, Holy Names left the Cal Pac to join the Pacific West Conference; while Embry-Riddle Aeronautical, Marymount California, and Soka University of America joined to increase the conference membership to nine schools.[2]

La Sierra joined in 2013 to bring the conference up to 10 members.[3] William Jessup left in 2014, leaving the conference with nine members. Membership rose to twelve schools in 2015 when Antelope Valley, Benedictine Mesa, Providence Christian, and Sierra Nevada joined and Menlo left for the Golden State Athletic Conference.


Current members

Former members

  • Mills College -- women's institution, does not field men's sports.

Sports sponsored

Conference sports
Sport Men's Women's
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Volleyball Green tickY

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