History of the MCAC

History of the MCAC

Do you know someone who has been inducted into the MCCC/MCAC Hall of Fame?   

Please help us update our records by using the form to update the contact information for individuals who have been elected into the MCCC or MCAC Hall of Fame.  Over the many decades the our Conference has been serving two-year colleges, several changes in the office locaiton and leadership have created some gaps in Hall of Fame record keeping and recognition. 

Our current HOF membership rolls are listed below; if you know of folks we are missing, PLEASE CLICK HERE to help us update our info. 


To Nominate someone new to the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Hall of Fame,  please use the link below.   Information received will be forward to the MCAC Hall of Fame Committee:

Hall of Fame Nomination Form:


The History of the MCAC:

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC) was first established in the fall of 1967, although many two-year colleges throughout the state were competing in intercollegiate athletics prior to that time. 

Football was the first organized sport within the MCAC, followed by men's cross country, basketball, wrestling, hockey, baseball, tennis, and track in the 1969-1970 academic year.  In 1973, competitions in women's volleyball, basketball, softball, and track and field were added. Throughout the next 23 years the MCAC operated under the guidance of the Minnesota Community College System office.  Currently, the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is housed on the campus of Rochester Community & Technical College, located at:  851 30th Ave. SE, Rochester, MN 55904-4999 The MCAC office is led by Peter Watkins, Executive Director, with oversight of the MCAC Executive Committee and the Minnesota College Athletic Conference General Assembly guidelines. 

MCCC / MCAC Hall of Fame Membership, 1975-1999


MCAC Hall of Fame, Class of 2015


MCAC Hall of Fame, Class of 2014


MCAC Hall of Fame, Class of 2012


Hall of Fame Eligibility Requirements

Eligible members--community/junior college administrators, coaches, and players who have participated in Minnesota junior/community college athletics.  Effective in 2001, also eligible are special contributor or media who have contributed to the success of a member college or the conference as a whole.  Players become eligible five years after their two year college athletic participation.

Automatic members--all first team All Americans, and first place winners in the national wrestling tournament, shall be automatically accepted into the Hall of Fame after they have been out of their community/junior college for five years, providing that they are recommended by their college.  This is in addition to the twelve persons per year to be elected based on nominations.

Twelve members shall be admitted per division each year, in addition to the automatic members.

In any year when nominations exceed the allowable quota, nominees with the earliest dates of participation or service shall be given first preference. Nominees not admitted in a given year shall be carried over to the following years until they are accepted.

Nominations--each community/junior college may nominate as many members as it wishes. Nominations shall be made by the dean of students or the athletic coordinator.  Nominations shall be sent to the chair of the Hall of Fame Committee.  The Hall of Fame Committee shall make recommendations to the MCAC after receiving nominations.  Nominees shall be voted on at the spring MCAC meeting.

The Hall of Fame Committee shall be a joint standing committee.

The award to each member shall be a certificate suitable for framing.  New members should be inducted at their respective college.

MCAC Policy Updated, 3/28/2014