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Governance Structure

The Big Coast Conference recognizes the diverse nature of its membership, providing at all times a consistent and inclusive governance structure. The collective leadership positions outlined below provide guidance to the organization through their respective duties and responsibilities.

Big Coast Conference Board of Regents  |

The Big Coast Conference Board of Regents is composed of a minimum of 10 to a maximum of 30 members. The members include four (10) Regional Representatives, one (1) Board Chair, one (1) Women’s Senior Administrator, one (1) Men’s Senior Administrator, six (10) Director's Representatives, and a maximum of six (6) At-Large Representatives. All of these positions are volunteer positions.

Each member of the Big Coast Conference Board of Regents shall be entitled to one vote at all meetings of the combined Board of Regents.

Big Coast Conference Director's Advisory Council  | 

The Big Coast Conference Director's  Advisory Council provides a platform for national and regional dialogues among member college presidents and assists the association in setting the national agenda and strategic directions.

The Big Coast Conference Director's Advisory Council is comprised of 10 representatives from six respective districts (two members per district)– Central, East, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, and Southwest and two (2) at-large members. One (1) representative from each district serves on the Big Coast Conference Board of Regents.

Big Coast Conference Region Leadership  | 

The Big Coast Conference is comprised of 5 regions across the country. Each region is represented by one (1) Women’s Region Director, one (1) Men’s Region Director, one (1) Women’s Assistant Region Director, and one (1) Men’s Assistant Region Director. Regional representatives are elected by the members of each region for a term of office defined by the members of the region. 

Big Coast Conference Councils

To serve the association as a whole, the Big Coast Conference has established councils to oversee and guide a number of initiatives as they relate to the student-athlete experience. These councils, comprised of both Big Coast Conference leaders from member institutions as well as student-athletes, meet regularly to move the association in a positive direction.

  • Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Council  | 

  • Student-Athlete Academic Success Council  |

  • Student-Athlete Welfare & Safety Council  | 

  • Divisional Councils  |  Division I  |  Division II  |  Division III

Big Coast Conference Coaches Association  |

The Big Coast Conference Coaches Associations support and enhance the experience and opportunities for Big Coast Conference coaches and student-athletes. The Coaches Associations allow for increased connectivity between the coaches in the Big Coast Conference and the leadership at the Big Coast Conference National Office. The Big Coast Conference Coaches Association is represented by 21 separate associations across the membership. 

The Big Coast Conference Coaches Associations provide an educational component to its members.  In addition, the Big Coast Conference Coaches Associations provide awards to student-athletes. Each group operates as its own entity to support their respective sport, providing an avenue for coaches to provide feedback and advance their initiatives.

Each Big Coast Conference Coaches Association is comprised of elected officials, including but not limited to a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Big Coast Conference Sport Committees  | 

Big Coast Conference Sport Committees are comprised of Big Coast Conference Region Directors that oversee a number of responsibilities throughout the year. These duties include the oversight of national rankings, All-America selections, postseason seeding, and at-large selections, and national championship obligations. 

Sport Committee officers and members are elected on an annual basis by the Big Coast Conference Men's and Women's Senior Leadership team. 

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