Central Connecticut Blue Devils
2024 Central Connecticut Blue Devils football team
First season1935
Athletic directorBrian Barrio
Head coachAdam Lechtenberg
1st season, 0–0 (–)
StadiumArute Field
(capacity: 5,500)
Field surfaceTurf artificial
LocationNew Britain, Connecticut
NCAA divisionDivision I FCS
ConferenceNortheast Conference
All-time record298–330–22 (.475)
Conference titles10
ColorsBlue and white[1]

The Central Connecticut Blue Devils football program is the intercollegiate football team for Central Connecticut State University located in the U.S. state of Connecticut. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Northeast Conference. Central Connecticut State's first football team was fielded in 1935.[2] The team plays its home games at the 5,500 seat Arute Field in New Britain, Connecticut. The Blue Devils are coached by Adam Lechtenberg.



Conference memberships



Season Coach Conference Overall Record
1967 Bill Loika Eastern Football Conference 7–1–0
1972 Bill Loika Eastern Football Conference 5–5–0
1973 Bill Loika Eastern Football Conference 9–1–0
1974 Bill Loika Eastern Football Conference 4–5–1
2004 Tom Masella Northeast Conference 8–2
2005 Tom Masella Northeast Conference 7–4
2009 Jeff McInerney Northeast Conference 9–3
2010 Jeff McInerney Northeast Conference 8–3
2017 Peter Rossomando Northeast Conference 8–4
2019 Ryan McCarthy Northeast Conference 10–1

† Co-championship

FCS Playoffs results

The Blue Devils have made two appearances in the FCS Playoffs. Their record is 0–2.

Year Round Opponent Result
2017 First Round New Hampshire L 0–14
2019 First Round Albany L 14–42

Future non-conference opponents

Future non-conference opponents announced as of January 20, 2023.[3]

2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028
at Marshall Fordham at UConn at Lehigh at Holy Cross Holy Cross
at Brown at Yale American International Dartmouth
at Dartmouth at Fordham
at Central Michigan


  1. ^ CCSU Identity Manual (PDF). May 1, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  2. ^ Central Connecticut State Blue Devils Archived 2016-08-04 at the Wayback Machine, College Football Data Warehouse, retrieved October 1, 2016.
  3. ^ "Central Connecticut Blue Devils Football Future Schedules". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved January 20, 2023.