Central Connecticut Blue Devils football

The Central Connecticut Blue Devils football program is the intercollegiate football team for Central Connecticut State University located in the U.S. state of Connecticut. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Northeast Conference. Central Connecticut State's first football team was fielded in 1935.[2] The team plays its home games at the 5,500 seat Arute Field in New Britain, Connecticut. The Blue Devils are coached by Ryan McCarthy.

Central Connecticut Blue Devils
2020 Central Connecticut Blue Devils football team
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First season1935
Athletic directorBrian Barrio
Head coachRyan McCarthy
1st season, 11–2 (.846)
StadiumArute Field
(Capacity: 5,500)
Field surfaceTurf artificial
LocationNew Britain, Connecticut
NCAA divisionDivision I FCS
ConferenceNortheast Conference
All-time record298–329–22 (.476)
Conference titles10
ColorsBlue and White[1]



  • 1959–1962: NAIA
  • 1963–1972: NCAA College Division
  • 1973–1992: NCAA Division II
  • 1993–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS

Conference membershipsEdit



Season Coach Conference Overall Record
1967Co Bill Loika Eastern Football Conference 7–1–0
1972Co Bill Loika Eastern Football Conference 5–5–0
1973 Bill Loika Eastern Football Conference 9–1–0
1974 Bill Loika Eastern Football Conference 4–5–1
2004Co Tom Masella Northeast Conference 8–2
2005Co Tom Masella Northeast Conference 7–4
2009 Jeff McInerney Northeast Conference 9–3
2010Co Jeff McInerney Northeast Conference 8–3
2017 Peter Rossomando Northeast Conference 8–4
2019 Ryan McCarthy Northeast Conference 10–1

FCS Playoffs resultsEdit

The Blue Devils have made two appearances in the FCS Playoffs. Their record is 0–2.

Year Round Opponent Result
2017 First Round New Hampshire L 0–14
2019 First Round Albany L 14–42


  1. ^ CCSU Identity Manual (PDF). May 1, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  2. ^ Central Connecticut State Blue Devils, College Football Data Warehouse, retrieved October 1, 2016.

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