Valparaiso Crusaders football

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Valparaiso Crusaders
2014 Valparaiso Crusaders football team
Valparaiso University mascot.png
First season 1919
Athletic director Mark LaBarbera
Head coach Dave Cecchini
1st year, 0–0 (–)
Home stadium Brown Field
Stadium capacity 5,000
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Valparaiso, IN
League NCAA Division I (FCS)
Conference Pioneer Football League
All-time record 365–442–27 (.454)
Postseason bowl record 0–0 (–)
Claimed national titles 0
Conference titles 2 (2000, 2003)
Division titles 1 (2003)
Heisman winners 0
Colors

Brown and Gold

          
Mascot The Crusader
Website ValpoAthletics.com
For information on all Valparaiso University sports, see Valparaiso Crusaders.

The Valparaiso Crusaders football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Valparaiso University located in the U.S. state of Indiana. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Pioneer Football League. Valparaiso's first football team was fielded in 1919. The team plays its home games at the 5,000 seat Brown Field in Valparaiso, Indiana. The Crusaders are coached by Dave Cecchini.

Year By Year Results[edit]

Head Coach George Keogan:
1919 5-3
1920 5-3
Head Coach Earl Goheen:
1921 2-2-1
1922 3-2-2
Head Coach William Shadoan:
1923 5-2-1
1924 4-3-2
Head Coach Millard Anderson:
1925 1-6
Head Coach Conrad Moll:
1926 1-4-1
Head Coach Earl Scott:
1927 1-5
1928 1-6
Head Coach J.M. Christianson:
1929 1-7
1930 5-4
1931 8-1
1932 7-0
1933 7-1
1934 6-2
1935 4-4-1
1936 1-6-1
1937 4-4
1938 2-4-1
1939 2-6
1940 3-3-1
Head Coach Victor Dauer:
1941 0-7-1
Head Coach Loren Ellis:
1942 4-4
1943 No Football due to WWII
1944 No Football due to WWII
1945 6-1
Head Coach Emery Bauer:
1946 1-7
1947 2-5-1
1948 4-5
1949 7-2-1
1950 9-1
1951 9-0
1952 5-3-1
1953 5-2-1
1954 6-2-1
1955 6-3
1956 6-4
(Walt Reiner joins as a Co-Head Coach):
1957 4-2-2
1958 6-3
1959 5-4
1960 3-6
1961 7-2
1962 6-3
1963 3-6
1964 6-3
(Walt Reiner leaves program as Emery Bauer returns full responsibilities):
1965 3-6
1966 3-6
1967 3-6
Head Coach Norm Amundsen:
1968 4-5
1969 7-2
1970 5-3-2
1971 8-2
1972 6-4
1973 6-5
1974 3-6
1975 3-6
1976 2-7-1
Head Coach Bill Koch:
1977 3-6-1
1978 5-4
1979 5-4
1980 4-5-1
1981 1-9
1982 3-7
1983 4-6
1984 6-4
1985 6-4
1986 3-7
1987 3-6
1988 0-9-1
Head Coach Tom Horne:
1989 0-10
1990 1-9
1991 1-8-1
1992 3-8
1993 5-5
1994 7-3
1995 5-5
1996 4-6
1997 3-8
1998 5-6
1999 9-2
2000 7-4
2001 3-8
2002 1-10
2003 8-4
2004 5-6
Head Coach Stacey Adams:
2005 3-8
2006 3-8
2007 5-6
2008 3-8
2009 1-10
Head Coach Dale Carlson:
2010 0-10
2011 1-10
2012 1-10
2013 1-10
Head Coach Dave Cecchini:
2014 4-8

Championships[edit]

Conference championships[edit]

Year Conference Coach Overall Record Conference Record Conference Championship Game
1945 Indiana Intercollegiate Conference (Championship) Lorne Ellis 6-1 4–0 N/A
1951 Indiana Collegiate Conference (Championship) Emory Bauer 9-0 4–0 N/A
1952 Indiana Collegiate Conference (Co-Championship) Emory Bauer 5-3-1 3-1–1 N/A
1954 Indiana Collegiate Conference (Championship) Emory Bauer 6-2-1 5–1 N/A
1964 Indiana Collegiate Conference (Co-Championship) Emory Bauer 6-3 4–2 N/A
1968 Indiana Collegiate Conference (Championship) Norm Amundsen 4-5 4–0 N/A
1969 Indiana Collegiate Conference (Co-Championship) Norm Amundsen 7-2 3–1 N/A
2000 Pioneer Football League (Co-Championship) Tom Horne 7-4 3–1 N/A
2003 Pioneer Football League Tom Horne 8-4 3–1 2003 Championship Game
Total conference championships 9

Divisional championships[edit]

From 2001-2005, the Pioneer Football League was divided into North and South Divisions. As winners of the Pioneer Football League's North Division, Valparaiso has made one appearance in the Pioneer Football League Championship Game, in 2003. Valparaiso shared the Division title with San Diego in 2003, but the tie-breaker allowed the Crusaders to represent the division in the championship game.

Year Division Championship CG Result Opponent PF PA
2003 PFL North (Co-Championship) W Morehead State 54 42
Totals 1 1-0 - 54 42

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