Wagner Seahawks football
2023 Wagner Seahawks football team
First season1927
Athletic directorWalt Hameline
Head coachTom Masella
3rd season, 1–23 (.042)
StadiumWagner College Stadium
(capacity: 4,000)
Field surfaceFieldTurf
LocationStaten Island, New York
NCAA divisionDivision I FCS
ConferenceNortheast Conference
All-time record379–326–19 (.537)
Claimed national titles1 (DIII)
Conference titles2
ColorsGreen and white[1]

The Wagner Seahawks football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Wagner 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 Northeast Conference. Wagner's first football team was fielded in 1927. The team plays its home games at the 3,300 seat Wagner College Stadium in Staten Island, New York. The Seahawks are coached by Tom Masella.



Conference memberships

Head coaching history

Main article: List of Wagner Seahawks head football coaches


National championships

Wagner has made one appearance in the NCAA Division III National Championship Game, defeating Dayton 19–3 in the 1987 championship game.

ECAC championships

Under head coach Walt Hameline, Wagner won its first championship in school history by dominating St. John's 48–7 in November 1983, avenging one of its only two losses that season. The Seahawks scored the first four times they had the ball in the opening half. The senior class ended their careers as one of the winningest in Wagner history with a four-year record of 34–6–2. This class also played part in Wagner's first-ever NCAA appearance in 1980, and helped establish the foundation to Wagner's rise as a national power in Division III, culminating in a national championship in 1987, and eventual move to NCAA I-AA (now FCS) status.

Year NCAA Division Coach Record National Championship Game Opponent PF PA Location
1987 III Walt Hameline 13–1 1987 Division III National Championship Game Dayton 19 3 Phenix City, AL
Total national championships 1

Conference championships


NCAA Division I-AA/FCS

The Seahawks have appeared in the FCS playoffs one time with an overall record of 1–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2012 First Round
Second Round
Eastern Washington
W 31–20
L 19–29

NCAA Division III

The Seahawks have appeared in the Division III playoffs four times with an overall record of 4–3. They were Division III National Champions in 1987.

Year Round Opponent Result
1980 Quarterfinals Ithaca L 13–41
1982 Quarterfinals St. Lawrence L 34–43
1987 First Round
National Championship Game
Emory & Henry
W 38–14
W 21–0
W 20–13
W 19–3
1988 First Round Ithaca L 31–34 OT

Future non-conference opponents

Future non-conference opponents announced as of January 23, 2023.[2]

2023 2024 2025 2026 2027
at Fordham at UMass at Central Michigan Princeton at Princeton
at Navy
at Kent State
at Rutgers


  1. ^ "Wagner Graphic Identity". Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  2. ^ "Wagner Seahawks Football Future Schedules". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved January 23, 2023.