Jacksonville Dolphins football

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Jacksonville Dolphins
2016 Jacksonville Dolphins football team
JU Dolphins wordmark.png
First season 1998
Athletic director Alex Ricker-Gilbert
Head coach Ian Shields
1st year, 2–3 (.400)
Stadium D. B. Milne Field
Seating capacity 5,000
Field surface AstroTurf
Location Jacksonville, Florida
NCAA division Division I FCS
Conference Pioneer Football League
All-time record 92–87 (.514)
Conference titles 2 (2008, 2010)
Division titles 2 (2001, 2004)
Colors Green and White[1]
Mascot Dunkin
Website JUDolphins.com
For information on all Jacksonville University sports, see Jacksonville Dolphins

The Jacksonville Dolphins football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Jacksonville University located in the U.S. state of Florida. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Pioneer Football League. Jacksonville's first football team was fielded in 1998. The team plays its home games at the 5,000 seat D. B. Milne Field in Jacksonville, Florida. The Dolphins were formerly coached by Kerwin Bell.



  • 1998–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS

Conference memberships[edit]

Bowl games[edit]

Season Bowl Champion Runner-Up
2008 Gridiron Classic Albany 28 Jacksonville 0


Pioneer Football League Offensive Freshman of the Year

  • Josh McGregor, QB, 2008

Pioneer Football League Defensive Player of the Year

  • Tyrone Wright, DB, 2001

Pioneer Football League Coach of the Year

Notable former players[edit]

Notable alumni include:

  • Micah Ross - played basketball and football at JU, playing in 1998 on the football team. Became the first former JU football player to play in the NFL, appearing with the Jacksonville Jaguars, San Diego Chargers and Carolina Panthers.
  • Will Weatherford - played defensive end at Jacksonville. Speaker of the House of Florida.

Year-by-year results[edit]


Conference championships[edit]

Year Conference Coach Overall Record Conference Record
2008 Pioneer Football League Kerwin Bell 9–4 7–1
2010 Pioneer Football League
Kerwin Bell 10–1 8–0
Total conference championships 3

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 South Division, Jacksonville has made one appearance in the Pioneer Football League Championship Game, in 2001. The Dolphins also shared the Division title with Morehead State in 2004, but the tie-breaker allowed the Eagles to represent the division in the championship game.

Year Division Championship CG Result Opponent PF PA
2001 PFL South L Dayton 14 46
2004 PFL South (Co-Championship) NA Did Not Play (lost tiebreaker to Morehead State) X X
Totals 2 0–1 - 14 46


  1. ^ "2015–16 JU Men's Basketball Quick Facts" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-04-10. 

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