- American Mideast Conference
American Mideast Conference
Established 1949 Association NAIA Division Division II Members 8 Sports fielded 15 (men's: 7; women's: 8) Region Region IX of the NAIA Former names Mid-Ohio League (1949–1962)
Mid-Ohio Conference (1962–1998)
Headquarters Findlay, Ohio Commissioner James D. Houdeshell Website amcsports.org Locations
The American Mideast Conference (AMC) is an affiliate of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics that includes eight member institutions in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts. Founded in 1949, it was known as the Mid-Ohio League, and named the Mid-Ohio Conference from 1962 until 1998, when it adopted its current moniker. The name change was the first step in a multi-phase expansion that extended the conference into states beyond Ohio.
Over the past five years the conference has experienced a number of changes, with numerous members moving to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Current members: Roberts Wesleyan and Walsh University have received admission to the NCAA and are in the process of transferring athletics into Division II, Houghton College will transition to Division III and join the Empire 8 conference in 2012–13. Daemen, Roberts Wesleyan and Point Park applied for NCAA Division II status in June 2011 and in July 2011 Roberts Wesleyan was approved for membership. In June 2011 former AMC members Cedarville, Notre Dame College, Urbana and Ursuline College announced the creation of a new NCAA DII conference that hopes to develop and expand for an anticipated lifting of the moratorium on new NCAA DII conferences in 2013. In July 2011, Cedarville, and Notre Dame were awarded NCAA provisional status, while Malone University and Ursuline College were granted candidacy year two, all three left the NAIA and AMC for the 2011–12 academic year. With the addition of Fisher College from the collapsed Sunrise Athletic Conference, there are reports that the AMC will operate as an eight team conference in 2011–12 with the eight teams being - Carlow, Daemen, Fisher, Houghton, Point Park, Roberts Wesleyan, Wilberforce, and Walsh.
The AMC sponors 15 sports:
- Women's championships: cross-country, soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball, golf, tennis, track and field
The AMC has eight members, all private institutions:
Institution Location Founded Affiliation Enrollment Year
Carlow University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1929 Private (Catholic) 2,400 2001 Celtics Daemen College Amherst, New York 1947 Private (Nonsectarian) 2,100 2001 Wildcats Fisher College Boston, Massachusetts 1903 Private (Nonsectarian) 1,121 2011 Falcons Houghton College** Houghton, New York 1883 Private (Wesleyan) 1,300 2001 Highlanders Point Park University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1960 Private (Nonsectarian) 3,376 1999 Pioneers Roberts Wesleyan College* Chili, New York 1866 Private (Free Methodist) 2,000 2001 Raiders Walsh University* North Canton, Ohio 1958 Private (Catholic) 2,500 1976 Cavaliers Wilberforce University Wilberforce, Ohio 1856 Private (HBCU) 900 1999 Bulldogs
* Transitioning to NCAA Division II
** Transitioning to NCAA Division III
Past members 
Presidents of member institutions maintain active rolls of governance over the organization by way of the Council of Presidents.
Additionally, the AMC includes a staff of conference officials:
- James D. Houdeshell, Commissioner
- Mark Womack, AMC Administrative Assistant
- Deron Brown, Supervisor of Umpires, Baseball
- Linda Cairney, Supervisor of Umpires, Softball
- Bill Ek, Supervisor of Officials, Basketball
- Karen Fulks, Treasurer
- James Phipps, Eligibility Chair
- Diane Plas, Supervisor of Officials, Women's Basketball, Volleyball
- Kim Vieira, Supervisor of Officials, Men's and Women's soccer
- ^ "Ursuline Forms New Athletic Conference". Ursuline College. June 7, 2011. http://www.ursuline.edu/news/athletic_conference. Retrieved July 13, 2011.
- ^ Cooper, Michael (July 8, 2011). "Cedarville University receives NCAA D-II provisional year". Springfield News-Sun. http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/springfield-oh-sports/cedarville-university-receives-ncaa-d-ii-provisional-year-1203397.html. Retrieved July 13, 2011.
- ^ "NCAA Approves Notre Dame College for Provisional Year". Notre Dame College. July 13, 2011. http://www.notredamefalcons.com/news/2011/7/13/GEN_071311_PR1.aspx?path=general. Retrieved July 13, 2011.
- ^ "Malone, Walsh Universities One Step Closer To Full NCAA Div. II Membership". Malone University. July 11, 2011. http://www.malonepioneers.com/news/2011/7/11/GEN_0711115720.aspx. Retrieved July 13, 2011.
- ^ "About the American Mideast Conference". www.amcsports.org. 2010. http://www.amcsports.org/sports/2007/8/28/about_the_AMC.aspx?tab=abouttheamc.
- ^ "American Mideast Conference Council of Presidents". www.amcsports.com. 2007. http://www.amcsports.com/Sports/gen/2007/cop0708.asp?nl=3.
NAIA conferences Football conferences Non-football conferences
American Mideast Conference • American Midwest Conference • Appalachian Athletic Conference • California Pacific Conference • Cascade Collegiate Conference • Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference • Golden State Athletic Conference • Gulf Coast Athletic Conference • Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference • Mid-Central College Conference • Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference • Midwest Collegiate Conference • Red River Athletic Conference • Sooner Athletic Conference • Southern States Athletic Conference • The Sun Conference • TranSouth Athletic Conference • Wolverine–Hoosier Athletic Conference • NAIA independent schools
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