Top of the World Partners with the American Athletic Conference

Top of the World, the leader in collegiate licensed headwear, has been named the official locker room headwear provider for the American Athletic Conference. Under the new partnership, Top of the World will provide locker room headwear for all 22 sports in the conference, beginning in Fall 2019 and throughout the next two academic years. 

In addition to providing the on-field product, Top of the World will also produce and distribute officially licensed locker room and championship headwear at retail.

“We are pleased to partner with Top of the World as our official locker room headwear provider for our 22 conference championships,” American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco said. “Top of the World is a nationally recognized industry leader in collegiate headwear and admired for its creative designs. This new partnership will assure that our student-athletes and coaches at each of our championships will be wearing high quality headwear.” 

With the addition of the partnership with The American, Top of the World now provides product for over 350 collegiate championships annually.

“We are extremely honored to have been chosen as The American’s official headwear partner,” said Scott Shuler, President of Top of the World. “We look forward to celebrating and honoring The American’s student-athletes and their tremendous athletic achievements across the conference’s 22 sports.” 

About the American Athletic Conference

 The American Athletic Conference (The American), a member of the NCAA, was reconstituted in 2013. With the conference office in Providence, Rhode Island, The American is comprised of the following institutions: UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, ECU, Houston, Memphis, Navy (in football only), USF, SMU, Temple, Tulane and Tulsa. Wichita State (basketball and Olympic sports) joined the Conference on July 1, 2017. Under the leadership of Commissioner Mike Aresco, The American sponsors 22 championships – 10 for men and 12 for women; is a member of the College Football Playoff; began new television partnerships with ESPN and CBS Sports in 2013-14; and has a marketing partnership with Learfield. For more information, please visit

About Top of the World

Top of the World is one of the largest licensees within the collegiate licensing and broader headwear and apparel industry. It has led the collegiate licensed headwear market for over three decades and expanded into apparel in 2017. As of 2018, Top of the World is one of only 33 companies worldwide to be accredited by the Fair Labor Association, the highest level of FLA affiliation, for its commitment to social responsibility and the highest standard of business practices with its partnering factories. Top of the World holds more than 700 college and university licenses and has offices in Oklahoma, Michigan and Ohio.