|Conference(s)||Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference|
|Athletics director||Rick Cole, Jr.|
|Location||New Rochelle, NY|
|Football stadium||Mazzella Field|
|Basketball arena||Hynes Athletic Center|
|Baseball stadium||Salesian Field|
|Fight song||Hail To Iona|
|Colors||Maroon and Gold
The Iona Gaels are the athletics teams of Iona College, in New Rochelle, New York, U.S.A. They compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and participate in twenty-one (21) NCAA Division I programs. Other members of the MAAC include Canisius College, Fairfield University, Loyola University Maryland, Manhattan College, Marist College, Niagara University, Rider University, St. Peter's College, and Siena College.
|Basketball||Cross Country/Track & Field|
|Cross Country/Track & Field||Lacrosse|
|Swimming & Diving||Swimming & Diving|
Iona College has been competing in men's basketball since the inception of the school in 1940. Iona is an original member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, which began play in men's basketball with the 1981-82 season. The Gaels have compiled the most victories of any MAAC team since the founding of the conference and have won a league record seven MAAC titles. During their history, the Gaels have participated in eight NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championships compiling a record of 1-8. The lone win for the Gaels came in 1980 against Holy Cross, 84-78. The Gaels were the 2011 CollegeInsider.com Tournament runners up.
Victories against ranked opponents:
- Feb. 21, 1980: Iona 77, Louisville 60 (Madison Square Garden)
- Dec. 27, 2002: Iona 65, North Carolina 56 (Madison Square Garden)
- Nov. 26, 2005: Iona 89, Iowa State 72 (Ames, Iowa)
Notable Men's Basketball Coaches at Iona:
On April 9, 2010, Tim Cluess was named the 12th Head Basketball Coach in the history of Iona men's basketball. Cluess is a graduate of Hofstra University and formerly the Head Coach of the C.W. Post men's basketball team.
Gaels who have played in the NBA:
Steve Burtt, Sr. is Iona's all time leading scorer with 2,534 career points.
The Gaels have been competing in NCAA women's basketball since the 1974-75 season. They are a founding member of the MAAC and are coached by Anthony Bozzella, a graduate of Seton Hall University. Bozella has led the Lady Gaels since the 2002-03 season. The Gaels have not recorded a MAAC Championship to date. They have three postseason appearances to their credit, in the 2007, 2008, and 2010 Women's National Invitation Tournaments. They hold a 2-3 record in postseason play.
Gaels in the WNBA:
- Martina Weber, 2007 29th pick New York Liberty.
Iona men's cross country is one of the top programs in NCAA Division I having earned eight straight Top 10 finishes at the NCAA Championship. The Gaels finished as the runner up at consecutive championships in 2007 and 2008. Most recently the program finished eighth overall in 2009 with a team of mostly freshmen and sophomores.
The Gaels have finished in the top two at the Northeast Regional Championship in 12 of the last 14 years including titles in 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. The program has also captured 19 straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference titles, the second longest active streak in NCAA (behind the University of Portland.
- Glen Island Park: rowing
- Hynes Athletics Center: men's and women's basketball, swimming and diving and water polo and women's volleyball
- Mazzella Field: men's and women's soccer, women's lacrosse
- Rice Oval: softball
- City Park: Baseball
- Van Cortlandt Park men's and women's cross country.
Iona's rivals include the following: