Campbell Fighting Camels football

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Campbell Fighting Camels
2016 Campbell Fighting Camels football team
Campbell Athletics wordmark.png
First season 1925 (first program); 2008 (modern era program)
Athletic director Bob Roller
Head coach Mike Minter
4th year, 18–27 (.400)
Stadium Barker–Lane Stadium
Seating capacity 5,000
Field surface FieldTurf
Location Buies Creek, North Carolina
NCAA division Division I FCS
Conference Pioneer Football League
All-time record 32–68 (.320)
Colors Black and Orange[1]
         
Fight song Campbell University Fight Song
Mascot Gaylord the Camel
Rivals Davidson Wildcats
Website GoCamels.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 Pioneer Football League, one of two members in North Carolina (the other being Davidson). 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
Duncan McLaurin Assistant Coach / Special Teams Coordinator Tight Ends
Donny McElveen Assistant Coach Quarterbacks
Jacob Dopsovic Offensive Quality Control N/A
Ben Bolling Defensive Quality Control Safeties
Hunter Somerville Defensive Quality Control 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 2016–17 college football season
NCAA Division I champions NCAA Division I FCS champions Conference Champions Division Champions Bowl Eligible Undefeated Season
Year NCAA Division Conference Conference Division Overall Conference Coach Final Ranking
Games Win Loss Tie Pct. Games Win Loss Tie Pct. Standing
2008 FCS Pioneer N/A 11 1 10 0 .091 8 0 8 0 .000 9th Dale Steele
2009 FCS Pioneer N/A 11 3 8 0 .273 8 2 6 0 .250 8th Dale Steele
2010 FCS Pioneer N/A 11 3 8 0 .273 8 2 6 0 .250 T-7th Dale Steele
2011 FCS Pioneer N/A 11 6 5 0 .545 8 5 3 0 .625 4th Dale Steele
2012 FCS Pioneer N/A 11 1 10 0 .091 8 0 8 0 .000 10th Dale Steele
2013 FCS Pioneer N/A 12 3 9 0 .250 8 1 7 0 .125 8th Mike Minter
2014 FCS Pioneer N/A 12 5 7 0 .417 8 4 4 0 .500 T-4th Mike Minter
2015 FCS Pioneer N/A 11 5 6 0 .455 8 3 5 0 .375 7th Mike Minter
2016 FCS Pioneer N/A 10 5 5 0 .500 7 3 4 0 .429 6th Mike Minter
Totals 100 32 68 0 .320 55 15 40 0 .273

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Campbell University Graphic Standards Manual and Style Guide (PDF). 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2016-03-31. 
  2. ^ "Fighting Camels football to join Big South in 2018" (Press release). Campbell University. November 14, 2016. Retrieved November 14, 2016. 
  3. ^ http://gocamels.com/sports/fball/2008-09/releases/1569443_1.  Missing or empty |title= (help); External link in |website= (help);
  4. ^ http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=sportsnetwork&page=cfoot2/teams/directEE1.htm

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