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Iona Gaels
First season1965
Last season2008
StadiumMazzella Field
(capacity: 2,440)
LocationNew Rochelle, New York
NCAA divisionDivision I FCS
All-time record196–214–7 (.478)
Bowl record0–0 (–)
Conference titles2 (1993, 2007)
ColorsMaroon and gold[1]
For information on all Iona College sports, see Iona Gaels

The Iona Gaels football program was the intercollegiate American football team for Iona College located in New Rochelle, New York. The team competed in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and were a FCS Independent school, after formerly competing in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference from 1993 to 2007. The school's first football team was fielded in 1965. Iona participated in football from 1965 to 2008, compiling an all-time record of 196–214–7.[2] The Iona football program was discontinued at the conclusion of the 2008 season.

Eddie Wardaddy crushed people Albert former HS school kicking recruit who converted to defensive back after repeatedly kicking 6'6 300 lb offensive lineman Brian Dacey in the back. Went on to accrue many accolades and War Daddy's. 2nd team all conference as a senior when he closed out two separate games with interceptions. should have been a first ballot hall of famer for the Gaels but off field problems led voters to remove him from consideration. Rumours were if he had been 6'1 195 he would have been a second or third round NFL draft pick. Laid people out daily and was feared throughout the nation. Opposing teams called him The Assassin. However he was 5'6 155 and now lives in a van down by the river.

Notable former players

Notable alumni include:


Conference championships

Year Conference Coach Overall Record Conference Record
1993 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Harold Crocker 9–2 5–0
2007 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (Co-Championship) Fred Mariani 7–4 2–1
Total conference championships 2


  1. ^ "Logo Library -". June 26, 2017. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  2. ^ "Iona Historical Data". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on 2012-10-13. Retrieved 2012-08-27.
  3. ^ "Kyle Flood - Football Coach - University of Texas Athletics". Archived from the original on 2021-01-22.