La Salle Explorers football

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La Salle Explorers Football
La salle helmet.png
First season 1931
Last season 2007
Athletic director Dr. Thomas Brennan
Head coach Tim Miller
2nd year, 3–17  (.150)
Home stadium McCarthy Stadium
Stadium capacity 7,500
Stadium surface Sprinturf
Location Philadelphia
Conference MAAC
All-time record 86–110–8 (.441)
Colors

Blue and Gold

          
Fight song La Salle University Alma Mater
Mascot The Explorer
Website GOEXPLORERS.com

The La Salle Explorers football team is a former American football team representing La Salle University. The team competed in the MAAC football league at the Football Championship Subdivision level (formerly DI-AA).

History[edit]

The football program existed from 1931-1941, until the start of World War II. The war reduced the amount of male students at the university, so the football program ended in 1941. It was revived in 1997 and joined the MAAC football league in 1999.

At the end of the 2007 Football season, in which the team finished 0-10, it was announced that La Salle would again be discontinuing the Football program. The MAAC football league also dissolved soon thereafter. [1] [2]

In November 2009, the university settled a $7.5 million lawsuit with a football player who suffered a severe brain injury in a 2005 game. [3]

Honors[edit]

Two La Salle football players, Mike Mandarino and George Somers, played in the NFL. The team had one undefeated season in 1934 (7-0-1) and former head coach Bill Manlove is a member of the college football hall of fame.

Year-By-Year Records[edit]

Season Head Coach Overall Record Conference Record
1931 Tom Conley 4-4
1932 Tom Conley 4-2-2
1933 Marty Brill 3-3-2
1934 Marty Brill 7-0-1
1935 Marty Brill 4-4-1
1936 Marty Brill 6-4-1
1937 Marty Brill 2-7
1938 Marty Brill 4-4
1939 Marty Brill 6-1-1
1940 Jim Henry 6-2
1941 Jim Henry 5-3
1997 Bill Manlove 1-8
1998 Bill Manlove 3-6
1999 Bill Manlove 4-6 3-5 (T-6th/9)
2000 Bill Manlove 7-4 4-3 (4th/8)
2001 Bill Manlove 5-4 2-4 (T-5th/8)
2002 Archie Stalcup 2-9 2-6 (T-7th/9)
2003 Archie Stalcup 3-8 2-3 (T-3rd/6)
2004 Phil Longo 3-7 1-3 (T-3rd/5)
2005 Phil Longo 4-7 2-2 (T-3rd/5)
2006 Tim Miller 3-7 1-3 (T-4th/5)
2007 Tim Miller 0-10 0-3 (4th/4)

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