Alpena Community College belongs to the Eastern Division Michigan Community College Athletic Association. Currently, the college fields:
- Men's Basketball
- Women's Basketball
- Men's Cross Country
- Women's Softball
- Women's Volleyball
Cindy DeRocher, who previously served as ACC’s Assistant Athletic Director and Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach, replaced Frank McCourt as Athletic Director in July 2019. In 2017 DeRocher returned to ACC to take the newly created Director of Student Life and Campus Housing position with the College’s College Park Apartments.
“We’re delighted to have Cindy DeRocher ready to transition into the Athletic Director position. An ACC grad and stellar basketball player and coach, she brings passion, leadership, experience, and institutional knowledge to the position. Working with a solid team of coaches, we believe she’ll do a great job leading athletics at ACC,” said MacMaster.
As an ACC student, DeRocher played women’s basketball for Coach Frank McCourt from 1980-82 those teams won a conference championship made it to the Region XII finals twice.
DeRocher began her professional coaching career as the Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Tri-State University (now Trine University) in Angola, Indiana. In addition, she was also responsible for managing student life and campus housing activities at Tri-State.
In 1988, DeRocher assumed the Head Coach position at Tri-State and under her leadership, guided her team to four National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes finals appearances in nine years. In addition, DeRocher was instrumental in bringing NAIA Women’s National Championships to Tri-State University in 1995, and 1997, and league championship titles in 1996, 1997, and 1999.
DeRocher was named NAIA National Coach of the Year in 1997 and she was elected to the University’s Hall of Fame in 2003. She ended her stellar career in 2000 with a record of 238-130, a 64 percent winning percentage.
In addition to coaching, DeRocher served as NAIA Women’s Basketball Coaches Association President, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Board of Directors, and the USA Basketball selection committee.
Following her retirement from coaching, Cindy spent a number of years living in Key West Florida where she managed several historic hotels.
DeRocher was inducted into the Alpena Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.