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Elon Phoenix football
2023 Elon Phoenix football team
First season1909
Head coachTony Trisciani
4th season, 20–20 (.500)
StadiumRhodes Stadium
(capacity: 11,250)
Field surfaceTifSport Bermuda
LocationElon, North Carolina
NCAA divisionDivision I FCS
ConferenceCAA Football
All-time record502–456–18 (.524)
Claimed national titles2 NAIA Div. I: (1980, 1981)
Conference titles18
ColorsMaroon and gold[1]
   
WebsiteElonPhoenix.com

The Elon Phoenix football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the Elon University located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The school first fielded a football team in 1909 and currently competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). After 11 seasons in the Southern Conference, Elon joined the Coastal Athletic Association for all sports, including football, in 2014. The Phoenix play their home games at the 13,100 seat Rhodes Stadium.

History

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Classifications

Conference affiliations

Playoff appearances

NCAA Division I-AA/FCS

The Phoenix have appeared in the FCS Playoffs four times. Their record combined is 0–4.

Year Round Opponent Result
2009 First Round at Richmond L 13–16
2017 First Round vs. Furman L 27–28
2018 First Round at Wofford L 7–19
2022 First Round at Furman L 6–31

NAIA

The Phoenix, then known as the Fighting Christians, appeared in the NAIA playoffs six times. Their combined record was 10–4.

Year Round Opponent Result
1973 Semifinals
National Championship
Wisconsin–La Crosse
Abilene Christian
W, 35–24
L, 14–42
1974 Semifinals
National Championship
Henderson State
Texas A&I
W, 21–7
L, 23–34
1976 Semifinals Central Arkansas L, 7–10
1978 Quarterfinals
Semifinals
National Championship
Concord
Grand Valley State
Angelo State
W, 21–6
W, 13–7
L, 14–24
1980 Quarterfinals
Semifinals
National Championship
Concord
East Texas State
Northeastern State
W, 17–14
W, 14–6
W, 17–10
1981 Quarterfinals
Semifinals
National Championship
Concord
Hillsdale
Pittsburg State
W, 38–8
W, 41–13
W, 3–0

Championships

National

Year Association Division Coach Selector Record Opponent Score
1980 NAIA Division I Jerry Tolley Playoffs 13–1–0 Northeastern State (OK) 17–10
1981 NAIA Division I Jerry Tolley Playoffs 11–1–1 Pittsburg State 3–0

Conference

Year Coach Conference Record
1933 Peahead Walker North State Conference 5–3–1
1934Co Peahead Walker North State Conference 6–2–1
1935 Peahead Walker North State Conference 6–4–0
1936 Peahead Walker North State Conference 6–5–0
1938Co Horace Hendrickson North State Conference 6–3–0
1941 Horace Hendrickson North State Conference 8–1–0
1957 Sid Varney North State Conference 6–0–0
1963Co George Tucker Carolinas Conference 6–4–0
1964 George Tucker Carolinas Conference 8–1–1
1971 Shirley Wilson Carolinas Conference 8–3–0
1972Co Shirley Wilson Carolinas Conference 7–3–1
1973 Shirley Wilson Carolinas Conference 12–1–0
1974 Shirley Wilson Carolinas Conference 10–2–0
1976 Shirley Wilson South Atlantic Conference 11–1–0
1977 Shirley Wilson South Atlantic Conference 9–2–0
1978Co Shirley Wilson South Atlantic Conference 11–2–1
1980Co Jerry Tolley South Atlantic Conference 13–1–0
1981 Jerry Tolley South Atlantic Conference 11–1–1
Total 18

Notable former players

Notable alumni include:

References

  1. ^ "Elon University Phoenix - Elon Athletics Identity Standards". February 23, 2016. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  2. ^ "Olisaemeka Udoh - Football".
  3. ^ "ทรรศนะบอล".