Former North Coast League schools to form Crown Conference next year

Christel Deskins

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The spirit of the North Coast League will live on with a restart in 2021 among six of the NCL’s former schools. They are forming the Crown Conference, former NCL and new Crown Conference executive secretary Chuck Grimm confirmed Monday morning. The new conference will include Beaumont, […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The spirit of the North Coast League will live on with a restart in 2021 among six of the NCL’s former schools.

They are forming the Crown Conference, former NCL and new Crown Conference executive secretary Chuck Grimm confirmed Monday morning.

The new conference will include Beaumont, Lake Catholic, Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin, Padua, Villa Angela-St. Joseph and Walsh Jesuit among its members. With five schools for all sports and one all-girls school, Grimm added that expansion will be a possibility.

“There is room for more,” he said. “I think the thought was get this off the ground and get some likeminded schools. The North Coast League got too big and it was too scattered.”

The formation of the Crown Conference hearkens to a name that preceded the NCL in the 1970s. The Crown Conference shuttered in 1980 and numerous schools left to form the North Coast Conference. Others began the NCL in 1984.

Grimm said the Crown Conference name choice came at the recommendation from some administrators who wanted to bring it back.

The NCL broke up in the last year through multiple phases, starting with decisions by Padua and St. Joseph Academy to depart before the league’s August 2019 decision to move forward in all sports but football. The NCL initially continued with nine members for the 2019-20 school year, but decided in February to dissolve entirely.

It will now come back next with six of those former NCL schools, including Padua, for all sports.

Contact sports reporter Matt Goul on Twitter (@mgoul) or email ([email protected]).

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