|Marist Red Foxes football|
|Athletic director||Tim Murray|
|Head coach||Jim Parady |
29th season, 147–157–1 (.484)
|Stadium||Tenney Stadium at Leonidoff Field|
|Field surface||Field Turf|
|Location||Poughkeepsie, New York, United States|
|NCAA division||Division I FCS|
|Conference||Pioneer Football League|
|All-time record||230–238–6 (.492)|
|Bowl record||1–0 (1.000)|
|Conference titles||4 (1994, 2006, 2007, 2013)|
|Colors||Red and white|
|Fight song||Marist Fight Song|
|Marching band||Marist Band|
The Marist Red Foxes football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Marist College located in the U.S. state of New York. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Pioneer Football League. Marist's first football team was fielded in 1978. The team plays its home games at the 5,000 seat Tenney Stadium at Leonidoff Field in Poughkeepsie, New York. The Red Foxes are coached by Jim Parady.
Marist College Football traces its roots back to 1965, when the first team, then a club, posted a 3–3 record under coach Ron Levine. The program would soon become one of the most powerful club programs in the country advancing to two National Title Games (1970 and 1972) while competing in the Eastern Collegiate Club Football League. After 13 seasons of numerous All-America selections and conference crowns, the program was elevated to varsity status in 1978 at the Division III level. The first varsity win was a 14–9 decision over Manhattan College in 1978. The Red Foxes played at the Division III level for the next 15 years, as members of the Metropolitan Conference, the ACFC, and the Liberty Conference. Mike Malet was the first coach of the varsity Red Foxes, holding that position from 1978–88.
In 1993, the football program moved up to Division I-AA and in 1994 became the first Marist athletic team to become a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
The Red Foxes broke into the national spotlight in 1997 by setting national records. The Marist defense set a pair of I-AA records in the fall of 1997, breaking the opponent rushing yards per game and fewest yards allowed per rush marks, that had been held by Florida A&M University. The Red Foxes allowed just 39.8 rush yards a game, eclipsing the 1978 record of 45.4 yards per game. The stingy Marist defense also allowed just 1.2 yards per rush, which snapped the Rattlers 1984 national record of 1.3 yards a carry.
The 1998 campaign saw Marist again ranking among the best in the nation defensively. The Red Foxes ranked second in the nation in pass efficiency at 78.3, and total defense, allowing just 219.6 yards per game. Marist also ranked third in the nation in rushing defense at 73.8 yards per game, and was the sixth-best in the country in points allowed, giving up just 12.9 a game. The offense rewrote 15 school records, six on the legs of the school's all-time single-season touchdown leader (21), the late J.J. Allen.
During 2000 Marist won its 100th game in its 23rd year of varsity competition in a 34–31 win over Wagner College. Marist had a then-program-record 11 athletes named to the All-MAAC teams at the end of the season, and had seven players named All-America recognition from the Football Gazette. It was the Red Foxes' seventh straight winning season.
The team's home, Leonidoff Field, was renovated after the 2006 season and beautiful Tenney Stadium was built around it. Marist played its first post-renovation game there on October 6, 2007 against Duquesne.
In 2008, after the MAAC football conference disbanded, the team joined the Pioneer Football League.
In their first season as a member of the Pioneer Football League (2008), Marist tied a then program record with seven victories, and set a program record with a six-game winning streak. They finished the season 7–4.
In 2010, the Red Foxes set a single-season program record with 2,950 yards through the air. Quarterback Tommy Reilly set the then program's single-game and single-season records for completions, attempts and passing yards.
The 2013 team claimed a share the PFL title, finished 7–1 in PFL play and set a program record for victories; ending the season 8–3 overall. A controversial league tiebreaker gave the PFL's FCS playoff auto-bid to Butler.
|Most Passing Yards||Season||Yards|
|Most Rushing Yards||Season||Yards|
|Most Receiving Yards||Season||Yards|
Notable alumni include:
See also: 2018 Marist Red Foxes football team
See also: 2017 Marist Red Foxes football team
See also: 2016 Marist Red Foxes football team
See also: 2015 Marist Red Foxes football team
See also: 2014 Marist Red Foxes football team
See also: 2013 Marist Red Foxes football team
See also: 2012 Marist Red Foxes football team
See also: 2011 Marist Red Foxes football team
|Year||Conference||Coach||Overall Record||Conference Record|
|2013||PFL (Co-Championship)||Jim Parady||8–3||7–1|
|2007||MAAC (Co-Championship)||Jim Parady||3–8||2–1|
|2006||MAAC (Co-Championship)||Jim Parady||4–7||3–1|
|1994||MAAC (Co-Championship)||Jim Parady||7–3||6–1|
|Total conference championships||4|