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Morehead State Eagles football
2024 Morehead State Eagles football team
First season1927; 97 years ago (1927)
Athletic directorKelly Wells
Head coachJason Woodman
1st season, 0–0 (–)
StadiumJayne Stadium
(capacity: 10,000)
Field surfaceAstroturf GameDay Grass
LocationMorehead, Kentucky
NCAA divisionDivision I FCS
ConferencePioneer Football League
All-time record319–433–22 (.426)
Conference titles2 (1962, 1966)
Division titles4 (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
ColorsBlue and gold[1]

The Morehead State Eagles football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Morehead State University located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Pioneer Football League, the only public school in the conference. Morehead State's first football team was fielded in 1927. The team plays its home games at the 10,000 seat Jayne Stadium in Morehead, Kentucky.



Conference memberships


Conference championships

Morehead State has won two conference championships, one shared and one outright.[2]

Season Coach Conference Overall Record Conference Record
1962 Guy Penny Ohio Valley Conference 5–3 4–2
1966 Guy Penny Ohio Valley Conference 7–2 6–1

† co-champions

Divisional championships

From 2001 to 2005, the Pioneer Football League was divided into North and South Divisions. As winners of the Pioneer Football League's South Division, Morehead State has made four appearances in the Pioneer Football League Championship Game, in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005. Morehead State shared the Division title with Jacksonville in 2004, but the tie-breaker allowed the Eagles to represent the division in the championship game.

Season Coach Division Opponent Result
2002 Matt Ballard PFL South Dayton L 0–28
2003 Matt Ballard PFL South Valparaiso L 42–54
2004 Matt Ballard PFL South† Drake L 17–20
2005 Matt Ballard PFL South San Diego L 40–47

† Denotes co-champions

Notable former players

See also: List of Morehead State Eagles in the NFL Draft

Notable alumni include:


  1. ^ "Morehead State University :: Brand and Style Guide". Retrieved December 27, 2022.
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