Edinboro Fighting Scots
|Edinboro Fighting Scots|
|University||Edinboro University of Pennsylvania|
|Conference||Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
Eastern Wrestling League (wrestling only)
Division I (wrestling only)
|Football stadium||Sox Harrison Stadium|
|Basketball arena||McComb Fieldhouse|
|Other arenas||Mike S. Zafirovski Sports and Recreation Dome|
The Edinboro Fighting Scots (formerly Edinboro State Fighting Scots) are the athletic teams that represent the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, located in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Fighting Scots as members of the West Division of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference for 15 of 16 varsity sports; the wrestling team competes in the Eastern Wrestling League as a member of the NCAA's Division I. The Fighting Scots have been a member of the PSAC since its foundation in 1951.
The men's and women's cross country and track programs are legendary in NAIA (winning the NAIA men's national championship in 1975 and 1976) and NCAA Division II circles, as is the Fighting Scots football team. Edinboro added women's lacrosse for the 2008 season.In accordance with Edinboro University's commitment to serving students with physical disabilities, it has one of the nation's best wheelchair basketball teams, the Rolling Scots. The team hosts an annual tournament, the Boro Shootout. In recent years, a club power wheelchair soccer team has been developed as well. Edinboro also has an ACHA-Division III men's ice hockey club and, NCLL Division II Mens Club Lacrosse Team, as well as a women's equestrian team, and a men's and women's ultimate team.
- 1908–1950: Independent
- 1951–present: Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
List of teams
Men's sports (7)
Women's sports (9)
To this day, the Edinboro men's cross country team is the only team that has won national titles.
- NAIA: 1975, 1976
- NCAA (DII): 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990
Edinboro has one of the premier Division I wrestling programs. Prior to moving to the Division I level in 1986, Edinboro was already a national power at the NAIA and NCAA Division II levels. Edinboro has been fortunate to be home of one of the greatest Olympic and amateur wrestlers in the world, Bruce Baumgartner. Baumgartner came to Edinboro in 1984 as an assistant coach, and was promoted to head coach in 1991. He guided the Fighting Scots to three top 15 finishes in the National Championship tournament. The team is currently coached by Tim Flynn and continues to excel as a top program. Baumgartner became the Director of Athletics in 1997. All in all, Edinboro's wrestling program has produced 120 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference champions, 59 Eastern Wrestling League champions, 60 NCAA All-Americans, 4 NCAA Division I champions, 9 NCAA Division II and NAIA national champions, 2 USA Olympic team members, 17 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference tournament team championships, and 14 Eastern Wrestling League tournament team championships. The current Edinboro University wrestling head coach is Tim Flynn, and has been head coach of the Fighting Scots since the 1998-1999 wrestling season. Tim Flynn is an all-American himself while in the NCAA at Penn State University in 1987, winning the EWL title and finishing seventh at Nationals. Flynn has received numerous awards for his accomplishments with the program such as:
- Twelve-time PSAC Coach of the Year
- Seven-time EWL Coach of the Year
- 2014 NCAA Division I Coach of the Year