|Hofstra Pride football|
|Stadium||James M. Shuart Stadium|
|Location||Hempstead, New York|
|NCAA division||Division I FCS|
|Conference||Colonial Athletic Association|
|Playoff record||2-5 (NCAA Division I-A)|
|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.
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|
The Pride, then known as the Flying Dutchmen, made six appearances in the NCAA Division III football playoffs, with a combined record of 2-6.
|1983||First Round||Union (NY)||L, 19-51|
|1986||First Round||Montclair State||L, 21-24|
|1987||First Round||Fordham||L, 6-41|
|1988||First Round||Cortland||L, 17-32|
|1989||First Round||Montclair State||L, 6-23|
|Year||Conference||Coach||Overall record||Conference record|
|2001||Atlantic 10 Conference (co-championship)||Joe Gardi||9-3||7-2|
|Total conference championships||1|