Hofstra Pride football
|Stadium||James M. Shuart Stadium|
|Location||Hempstead, New York|
|NCAA division||Division I FCS|
|Conference||Colonial Athletic Association|
|All-time record||403–268–11 (.599)|
|Bowl record||0–0 (–)|
|Playoff record||2–5 (Div. I FCS)|
|Conference titles||1 (2001)|
|Colors||Blue, White, and Gold|
The Hofstra Pride football (formerly the Hofstra Flying Dutchmen) program was the intercollegiate American football team for Hofstra University located in Hempstead, New York. The team competed in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and were members of the Colonial Athletic Association. The school's first football team was fielded in 1937. Hofstra participated in football from 1937 to 2009, compiling an all-time record of 403–268–11. On December 3, 2009, the university announced it was terminating the football program. Under NCAA rules, any football players who chose to transfer to other schools were eligible to play immediately, and not subjected to normal residency waiting periods. Scholarship-holders who wished to stay at Hofstra were permitted to keep their scholarships. Funds previously used for the football program went into the creation of the medical school, and enhancing a variety of programs, including public health, hard sciences and engineering.
- Doug Shanahan (#26)
- Marques Colston (#89)
- Willie Colon (#77)
- Dave Fiore (#74)
- John Schmitt (#77)
- Wayne Chrebet (#3)
- Kyle Arrington (#24)
Division I-AA Playoffs results
The Pride appeared in the I-AA playoffs five times with an overall record of 2–5.
|1995||First Round||Delaware||L 17–33|
|1997||First Round||Delaware||L 14–24|
|2001||First Round||Lehigh||L 24–27 OT|
|Year||Conference||Coach||Overall Record||Conference Record|
|2001||Atlantic 10 Conference (Co-Championship)||Joe Gardi||9-3||7–2|
|Total conference championships||1|
- Hofstra Licensing Standards Guide (PDF). July 1, 2014. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
- "Hofstra Historical Data". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2012-06-23.
- Hofstra Pride of Football Championship Subdivision dropping its football program – ESPN