The Shore Conference Has A Brand-New Logo
The Shore Conference has announced a new logo to represent its member schools beginning this fall.
The new-look design draws inspiration from National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) conference logos such as the Big 10, Big 12, Big East, ACC, Conference USA and others, and features a strong, minimalistic layout that succinctly represents the conference.
"We are truly excited about the fresh new look of our Shore Conference logo,” said Shore Conference President Rich Carroll, who is also the Director of Athletics for Middletown schools. “The committee did a great job capturing the true spirit of the proud tradition of Shore Conference athletics and the communities we live in."
Immediately noticeable in the new logo is the prominent display of the word ‘Shore’. The Jersey Shore encompasses Monmouth and Ocean Counties, and the area is mostly referred to simply as ‘The Shore’. When viewing the new logo it is unmistakable as to who is signifies.
The wave that travels atop the logo is an image associated with ‘The Shore’ and symbolizes the conference’s strengths as well as the uniqueness of its individual schools. No two waves are alike, but they are all strong. The sum of the 48 schools in the Shore Conference is a powerful athletic organization.
The six spikes on the sun denote the Shore Conference’s six traditional divisions – A North, A Central, A South, B North, B Central and B South. Although the divisions have been modified over the years, this feature pays respect to the past and the strong tradition of the conference.
The two seagulls signify Monmouth and Ocean Counties and the unity of the conference. They also represent that the conference is comprised of both public and non-public schools working together to provide the best athletic experience for all student-athletes.
The Shore Conference is, of course, a member of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA), and the silhouette of New Jersey situated within the ‘O’ in Shore gives homage to being part of a greater statewide community of schools and conferences The Shore respectfully competes with.
The new logo will be featured on all Shore Conference championship banners beginning this fall as well as across social media platforms.
The Shore Conference of High Schools was founded in 1936 with nine schools competing in football, basketball, baseball and track and field. It has since grown to include 48 public and non-public high schools in Monmouth and Ocean Counties offering over two dozen sports programs. The conference strives to promote the physical and mental health of all athletic participants, uphold the educational standards for all student-athletes and further the spirit of the game. Individually, our schools are strong and successful. United, WE ARE THE SHORE!