CFCC Quick Facts

411 N. Front St. Wilmington, NC  28401
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Nickname: Sea Devils
Colors: Blue & White
Affiliation: NJCAA (Division I/II)
Conference: Region 10 (Carolinas Junior College Conference)
Men's Sports: Basketball, Soccer
Women's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball
Co-ed Sports:  Cheerleading
President: Jim Morton
Athletic Director: Ryan Mantlo
Contact Number: (910) 362-7042
Sports Information: Kristen Gerth
Contact Number: (910) 362-7010
Athletics Fax Number: (910) 362-7018

Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Department of Athletics is to serve the needs of CFCC students by providing quality student-athlete programs, each program being built on a foundation of integrity, excellence, and scholarship.  Recognizing the value of diversity and equality, the department is committed to offering opportunity for all.  Consisting of over 75 student-athletes, competing for and representing Cape Fear Community College, the program represents a variety of intercollegiate sports.  CFCC’s highly visible athletics program is also strongly committed to complying with the stated guidelines of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), Title IX regulations, promoting strong academic standards, emphasizing service to school and community, and ultimately building and maintaining a reputation for supporting a program committed to opportunity and excellence.  With the Department of Athletics focus on the overall development of all athletes within the college environment, this department is committed to supporting academics.  Academic progress of student-athletes and the achievement of their educational objectives will be monitored, and all efforts will be made to ensure program and academic success. 

"This institution embraces a “balanced college experience”, while consistently conveying a shared vision of academic excellence complemented by athletic achievement"

History and Traditions

The Sea Devil became associated with Cape Fear Community College in 1970.  A contest on campus encouraged the student body to draw a prospective mascot, and a symbolic Sea Devil was chosen.  But it wasn’t until three decades later, when the Sea Devil design was reconstructed, redesigned and given the name “Ray," did it finally become the official mascot of CFCC.

College Colors
The selection of school colors for Cape Fear Community College - Blue & White - harken back to 1959, when the first students arrived at what was then Cape Fear Technical Institute.  In 1960 the administration asked students for their suggestions on school colors, and in 1962 the colors of blue and white became the school’s official colors.

Thanks to the interest and support of the Board of Trustees of Cape Fear Community College in 2003, CFCC flies an official flag.  The flag’s design and unique colors, symbolizing growth, educational excellence and support of the community, is yet another mark that positively promotes the college.  It provides school spirit at Cape Fear Community College, reflecting the pride of students, staff, faculty, administration, and the community.

The 2010-11 season marked over 11 years of athletics since its inception in 1999. To commemorate the milestone, CFCC Athletics formally introduced a new, vibrant and contemporary family of logo and word marks. The logo is the third in the school's athletic history, dating back to 1970 when the students chose the Sea Devil to represent their college. This new identity system captures the newly built athletic tradition, unique characteristics and strong appeal of JUCO Athletics in Wilmington, NC. This new visual identity system is inclusive to the College mission, fashionable and exciting.

The primary mark replaced a logo that has been utilized by the department for more than a decade. In addition, the department will continue to use blue and white as its official colors, while utilizing the PMS color navy and light blue as accent colors.

Logo components include:
• A primary mark that features a logo (the new-look Sea Devil), a word mark (Sea Devils) and the respective College name;
• Athletic-specific logo that incorporates both the Sea Devil Mascot and Sea Devil word mark;
• Secondary marks;
• A style manual on proper logo and word mark usage by internal and external constituencies; A customized font package.

We look forward to these marks being well received by students, faculty & staff, alumni, friends and New Hanover and Pender County residents. We believe that this new logo identity system will be long-lasting and continue to foster pride in our existing programs, and programs to come.