UT Martin Skyhawks football
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|UT Martin Skyhawks|
|Head coach||Jason Simpson
12th season, 75–56 (.573)
|NCAA division||Division I FCS|
|Conference||Ohio Valley Conference|
|All-time record||245–366–6 (.402)|
|Bowl record||1–0 (1.000)|
|Colors||Navy Blue and Orange
The UT Martin Skyhawks football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the University of Tennessee at Martin in Martin, Tennessee. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Ohio Valley Conference. The school's first football team was fielded in 1925. The team plays its home games at the 7,500 seat Graham Stadium. They are coached by Jason Simpson.
UT Martin's official mascot became the Skyhawks in 1995. The school lists three references regarding the name, such as the fact that when the school's first site was a Bible institute, the school's athletic teams were called "sky pilots", a frontier term for preachers. During World War II, UT Junior College contracted with the Naval War Training Service to help train pilots, who completed their flight training at an airport now near a high school. Also, Red-tail hawks are indigenous to the west Tennessee region. The previous name of the athletic team was Junior Volunteers.
- 1961–1972: NCAA College Division
- 1973–1991: NCAA Division II
- 1992–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS
- 1953–1959: Independent
- 1960–1962: Volunteer State Athletic Conference
- 1963–1969: Independent
- 1970–1971: Mid-South Athletic Conference
- 1972–1989: Gulf South Conference
- 1990–1991: NCAA Division II Independent
- 1992–present: Ohio Valley Conference
FCS Playoffs results
The Skyhawks have appeared in the FCS playoffs one time with an overall record of 0–1.
|2006||First Round||Southern Illinois||L 30–36|
Division II Playoffs results
The Skyhawks have appeared in the Division II playoffs one time with an overall record of 1–1.
Notable former players
Notable alumni include:
- "Graphic Identity Standards". Tennessee.edu. Retrieved April 3, 2016.