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Campbell Fighting Camels
2018 Campbell Fighting Camels football team
Campbell Athletics wordmark.png
First season1925 (first program); 2008 (modern era program)
Athletic directorBob Roller
Head coachMike Minter
6th season, 30–37 (.448)
StadiumBarker–Lane Stadium
(Capacity: 5,000)
Field surfaceFieldTurf
LocationBuies Creek, North Carolina
NCAA divisionDivision I FCS
ConferenceBig South Conference
All-time record38–73 (.342)
RivalriesDavidson Wildcats
ColorsBlack and Orange[1]
         
Fight songCampbell University Fight Song
MascotGaylord the Camel
WebsiteGoCamels.com
For information on all Campbell University sports, see Campbell Fighting Camels and Lady Camels

The Campbell Fighting Camels football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Campbell University located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Big South Conference. Campbell's first football team was fielded in 2008. The team plays its home games at the 5,000 seat Barker–Lane Stadium in Buies Creek, North Carolina. The Fighting Camels were coached by Dale Steele from 2008–2012. Campbell announced on November 5, 2012 that they would not retain head coach Dale Steele following the conclusion of the 2012 season. Steele was the head coach for the Camels for six years compiling a 14–41 record. On November 27, 2012, it was announced that Mike Minter, former safety for the National Football League's Carolina Panthers would be the head coach.

The Fighting Camels, which did not award scholarships in football (though awarding them in other sports), have since announced that they will transition to scholarship football. The team will join most of the school's other sports in the Big South Conference in 2018.[2]

History[edit]

Campbell University once had a football team, years ago, but it was disbanded and Campbell discontinued football for 58 years. That football program lasted for 25 years between 1925 and 1950, and was cancelled at the onset of the Korean War.[3]

Classifications[edit]

  • 2008–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS

Conference memberships[edit]

Current coaching staff[edit]

Name Title Position Coach
Mike Minter Head Coach N/A
Craig Cox Assistant Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator N/A
David Marsh Offensive Coordinator N/A
Damien Adams Assistant Coach Defensive Line
Adam Morris Assistant Coach / Recruiting Coordinator Wide Receivers
Kevin Thompson Assistant Coach Offensive Line
Bryan Butterworth Assistant Coach / Defensive Pass Game Coordinator Defensive Backs
Freddie Aughtry-Lindsay Assistant Coach / Defensive Run Game Coordinator Linebackers
D.J. Summers Assistant Coach Running Backs
Nick Grimes Assistant Coach Tight Ends
Antonio Wallace Defensive Line Assistant N/A
Jacob Dopsovic Offensive Quality Control N/A
Ben Bolling Defensive Quality Control Safeties
Hunter Somerville Defensive Quality Control N/A
Jarrett Ozimek Video and Graphics Coordinator N/A
Kady Knight Director of Football Operations N/A

Notable former players[edit]

Notable alumni include: Brian Hudson

Year-by-year results[edit]

Statistics correct as of the end of the 2017-18 college football season
NCAA Division I champions NCAA Division I FCS champions Conference Champions Division Champions Bowl Eligible Undefeated Season
Year NCAA Division Conference Overall Conference Coach Final Ranking
Games Win Loss Tie Pct. Games Win Loss Tie Pct. Standing
2008 FCS Pioneer 11 1 10 0 .091 8 0 8 0 .000 9th Dale Steele
2009 FCS Pioneer 11 3 8 0 .273 8 2 6 0 .250 8th Dale Steele
2010 FCS Pioneer 11 3 8 0 .273 8 2 6 0 .250 T-7th Dale Steele
2011 FCS Pioneer 11 6 5 0 .545 8 5 3 0 .625 4th Dale Steele
2012 FCS Pioneer 11 1 10 0 .091 8 0 8 0 .000 10th Dale Steele
2013 FCS Pioneer 12 3 9 0 .250 8 1 7 0 .125 8th Mike Minter
2014 FCS Pioneer 12 5 7 0 .417 8 4 4 0 .500 T-4th Mike Minter
2015 FCS Pioneer 11 5 6 0 .455 8 3 5 0 .375 7th Mike Minter
2016 FCS Pioneer 10 5 5 0 .500 7 3 4 0 .429 6th Mike Minter
2017 FCS Pioneer 11 6 5 0 .545 8 5 3 0 .625 T-3rd Mike Minter
Totals 111 38 73 0 .342 63 20 43 0 .317

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Campbell University Graphic Standards Manual and Style Guide (PDF). July 1, 2014. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  2. ^ "Fighting Camels football to join Big South in 2018" (Press release). Campbell University. November 14, 2016. Retrieved November 14, 2016.
  3. ^ gocamels.com/sports/fball/2008-09/releases/1569443_1. Missing or empty |title= (help); Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. ^ http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=sportsnetwork&page=cfoot2/teams/directEE1.htm Archived 2014-12-05 at the Wayback Machine

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