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The Elon Phoenix football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the Elon University located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The school which first fielded a football team in 1909, competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). After 11 seasons in the Southern Conference, Elon joined the Colonial Athletic Association for all sports, including football, in 2014. The Phoenix play their home games at the 13,100 seat Rhodes Stadium.

Elon Phoenix
2019 Elon Phoenix football team
Elon Phoenix wordmark.svg
First season1909
Head coachTony Trisciani
2019 season, 0–0 (–)
StadiumRhodes Stadium
(Capacity: 11,250)
Field surfaceTifSport Bermuda
LocationElon, North Carolina
NCAA divisionDivision I FCS
ConferenceColonial Athletic Association
All-time record494–443–18 (.527)
Claimed nat'l titles2 (NAIA–1980, 1981)
Conference titles18
ColorsMaroon and Gold[1]
         
Websiteelonphoenix.com

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HistoryEdit

Conference affiliationsEdit

NCAA Division I FCS Playoff AppearancesEdit

The Phoenix have appeared in the FCS Playoffs three times. Their record combined is 0–3.

Year Round Opponent Result
2009 First Round at Richmond L 13–16
2017 First Round vs. Furman L 27–28
2018 First Round at Wofford L 19–7

ChampionshipsEdit

NationalEdit

Year Association Division Coach Selector Record Opponent Score
1980 NAIA Division I Jerry Tolley Playoffs 13–1–0 Northeastern State (OK) 17–10
1981 NAIA Division I Jerry Tolley Playoffs 11–1–1 Pittsburg State 3–0

ConferenceEdit

Year Coach Conference Record
1933 Peahead Walker North State Conference 5–3–1
1934Co Peahead Walker North State Conference 6–2–1
1935 Peahead Walker North State Conference 6–4–0
1936 Peahead Walker North State Conference 6–5–0
1938Co Horace Hendrickson North State Conference 6–3–0
1941 Horace Hendrickson North State Conference 8–1–0
1957 Sid Varney North State Conference 6–0–0
1963Co George Tucker Carolinas Conference 6–4–0
1964 George Tucker Carolinas Conference 8–1–1
1971 Shirley Wilson Carolinas Conference 8–3–0
1972Co Shirley Wilson Carolinas Conference 7–3–1
1973 Shirley Wilson Carolinas Conference 12–1–0
1974 Shirley Wilson Carolinas Conference 10–2–0
1976 Shirley Wilson South Atlantic Conference 11–1–0
1977 Shirley Wilson South Atlantic Conference 9–2–0
1978Co Shirley Wilson South Atlantic Conference 11–2–1
1980Co Jerry Tolley South Atlantic Conference 13–1–0
1981 Jerry Tolley South Atlantic Conference 11–1–1
Total 18

Notable former playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Elon University Phoenix - Elon Athletics Identity Standards". February 23, 2016. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
  2. ^ https://elonphoenix.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=5537

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