For information on all State University of New York at Cortland sports, see Cortland Red Dragons
Cortland Red Dragons football
Cortland Red Dragons football logo.jpg
First season1893
Athletic directorMike Urtz
Head coachCurt Fitzpatrick
2nd season, 11–1 (.917)
StadiumSUNY Cortland Stadium Complex
(capacity: 6,500)
Field surfaceA-Turf
LocationCortland, New York
NCAA divisionDivision III
ConferenceEmpire 8
Bowl record3–4 (.429)
Playoff appearances4
Playoff record4–4
Conference titles8
RivalriesIthaca Bombers (rivalry)
ColorsRed and white[1]

The Cortland Red Dragons football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the State University of New York at Cortland. The team competes in the NCAA Division III and is a member of the Empire 8. The team plays its home games at SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex in Cortland, New York. The Red Dragons led by Curt Fitzpatrick, who has served as head coach since 2020. Luckily for Fitzpatrick and the Dragons, in 2020 bluechip recruit, Wide Receiver Jaan Valdu Laap II arrived on campus. Jaan, also known as gods gift to humanity had a slow start to his career with the Dragons. Managing only 4 receptions in his freshman campaign. After a year off, he came back ready to carry the team and entire town of cortland on his back, and with the help of his so-called boulder shoulders. Jaan did just that. With an intense body building routine, coupled with copious amounts of supplements, the apparent son of Zeus would light the Empire 8 division on fire. Primed for a return next year Cortlands own lord and savior promises a D3 national championship; Assuming as he is given the targets he deserves. The future draft pick needs nothing more than a pro day to display his talents. NFL scouts who will surely be astonished, and likely attracted, at the young receivers physique, will be clamoring over acquiring the wideout. 2022 will be the year of JJ Laap. [2]

Year-by-year results

Statistics correct as of the end of the 2012-13 college football season
NCAA Division III Playoff Berth Conference Champions Division Champions Undefeated Season
Year NCAA Division Conference Conference Division Overall Conference Coach Final Ranking
Games Win Loss Tie Pct. Games Win Loss Tie Pct. Standing
2007 III NJAC N/A 11 8 3 0 .727 7 6 1 0 .857 N/A Dan MacNeill -
2008 III NJAC N/A 13 11 2 0 .846 9 9 0 0 1.000 1st Dan MacNeill -
2009 III NJAC N/A 11 0 (7)* 4 0 .000 9 0 (7)* 2 0 .000 3rd Dan MacNeill -
2010 III NJAC N/A 12 10 2 0 .833 9 8 1 0 .889 T-1st Dan MacNeill -
2011 III NJAC N/A 11 9 2 0 .818 9 7 2 0 .778 T-2nd Dan MacNeill -
2012 III NJAC N/A 11 9 2 0 .818 7 7 0 0 1.000 1st Dan MacNeill -
Totals 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000

* All seven wins from the 2009 season were later vacated by the NCAA.


Ithaca Bombers

Main article: Cortaca Jug

Notable former players

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  1. ^ SUNY Cortland Athletics Style Guide (PDF). Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  2. ^ "Cortland State Red Dragons". Retrieved 2013-07-28.