Abilene Christian Wildcats football

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Abilene Christian Wildcats
2014 Abilene Christian Wildcats football team
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First season 1910
Athletic director Jared Mosley
Head coach Ken Collums
2nd year, 7–4  (.636)
Home stadium Shotwell Stadium
Stadium capacity 15,075
Location Abilene, Texas
League NCAA Division I
Conference Southland Conference
All-time record 479–383–32 (.554)
Postseason bowl record 0–0 (–)
Claimed national titles 2 (2- NAIA)
Conference titles 12 (7- TCAC, 1- Gulf Coast, 4- Lone Star)
Division titles 3 (3- Lone Star South)
Heisman winners 0
Current uniform
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Website ACUSports.com
For information on all Abilene Christian University sports, see Abilene Christian Wildcats

The Abilene Christian Wildcats football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the Abilene Christian University located in the U.S. state of Texas. The team are members of the Southland Conference.[1] The school's first football team was fielded in 1919. The team plays its home games at the 15,075 seat Shotwell Stadium. They are coached by Ken Collums. For the 2013 season, Abilene Christian competed as an Independent in the NCAA Division I FCS.

History[edit]

Football Classifications

Conference Affiliations

Coaches

Name Seasons Record PCT
Vernon McCasland 1919 2-2-0 .500
Sewell Jones 1920 4-0-1 .900
Russell Lewis 1921 2-5-0 .286
Victor Payne 1922-1923 12-3-0 .800
A. B. Morris 1924-1941 66-77-18 .466
Tonto Coleman 1942-1949 28-15-2 .644
Garvin Beauchamp 1950-1955 39-18-4 .672
N. L. Nicholson 1956-1961 28-30-1 .483
Les Wheeler 1962-1967 29-28-0 .509
Wally Bullington 1968-1976 62-32-2 .656
DeWitt Jones 1977-1978 18-4-1 .804
Ted Sitton 1979-1984 34-27-1 .556
John Payne 1985-1990 26-34-1 .435
Ronnie Peacock 1991-1992 4-15-0 .211
Bob Strader 1993-1995 14-17-0 .452
Jack Kiser 1996-1999 22-19-0 .537
Gary Gaines 2000-2004 21-30-0 .412
Chris Thomsen 2005-2011 61-21-0 .744
Ken Collums 2012–Present 7-4-0 .636

Notable former players[edit]

Notable alumni include:

Championships[edit]

  • 1939- Texas Collegiate Athletic Conference Co-Champions
  • 1940- Texas Collegiate Athletic Conference Co-Champions
  • 1946- Texas Collegiate Athletic Conference Champions
  • 1950- Texas Collegiate Athletic Conference Champions
  • 1951- Texas Collegiate Athletic Conference Champions
  • 1952- Texas Collegiate Athletic Conference Champions
  • 1952- Texas Collegiate Athletic Conference Champions
  • 1955- Gulf Coast Conference Champion
  • 1973- NAIA Division I National Champion, Lone Star Conference Champion
  • 1977- NAIA Division I National Champion, Lone Star Conference Co-Champions
  • 2002- Lone Star Conference South Division Co-Champions
  • 2008- Lone Star South Division & Conference Champions
  • 2010- Lone Star South Division & Conference Champions

References[edit]

  1. ^ McMurphy, Brett. "Abilene Christian to Southland". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 29, 2012. 

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