Sacred Heart Pioneers football

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Sacred Heart Pioneers
2017 Sacred Heart Pioneers football team
Sacred Heart SHU Wordmark.jpg
First season 1991
Head coach Mark Nofri
5th season, 35–28 (.556)
Stadium Campus Field
(Capacity: 13,334)
Location Fairfield, Connecticut
NCAA division Division I FCS
Conference Northeast Conference
All-time record 89–124 (.418)
Bowl record 1–0 (1.000)
Claimed nat'l titles 1
Conference titles 2
Consensus All-Americans 3
Colors Red and White[1]
For information on all Sacred Heart University sports, see Sacred Heart Pioneers

The Sacred Heart Pioneers football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the Sacred Heart University located in the U.S. state of Connecticut. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Northeast Conference. The school's first football team was fielded in 1993.[2] The team plays its home games at the 13,334 seat Campus Field.



  • 1991–1992: NCAA Division III
  • 1993–1998: NCAA Division II
  • 1999–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS

Conference memberships[edit]

Notable former players[edit]

Year-by-year results[edit]


Conference championships[edit]

Year Coach Conference Record
2001 Jim Fleming Northeast Conference 11–0
2013 Mark Nofri Northeast Conference 10–3
2014 Mark Nofri Northeast Conference 9–3
Conference Championships 3

Dec. 1 Duquesne # W, 31-15

  1. - ECAC Bowl

Playoff appearances[edit]

Sacred Heart has made two appearances in the I-AA/FCS playoffs since 1978.

Year Round Opponent Result
2013 First Round Fordham L 27–37
2014 First Round Fordham L 22–44
Playoff Record 0–2


  1. ^ SHU Pioneers Official Logo Art. Retrieved April 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ Sacred Heart Pioneers, College Football Data Warehouse, retrieved October 1, 2016.

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