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Hofstra Pride Football
Hofstra Pride football
Hofstra Pride wordmark.svg
First season1937
Last season2009
StadiumJames M. Shuart Stadium
(capacity: 15,000)
LocationHempstead, New York
NCAA divisionDivision I FCS
ConferenceColonial Athletic Association
All-time record
Playoff appearances5
Playoff record2-5 (NCAA Division I-A)
Conference titles1 (2001)
ColorsBlue, white, and gold[1]

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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

Retired numbers

Playoff appearances

NCAA Division I-AA

The Pride appeared in the I-AA playoffs five times with an overall record of 2-5.

Year Round Opponent Result
1995 First Round Delaware L 17-33
1997 First Round Delaware L 14-24
1999 First Round
Illinois State
W 27-15
L 20-37
2000 First Round
Georgia Southern
W 31-24
L 20-48
2001 First Round Lehigh L 24-27 OT

NCAA Division III

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.

Year Round Opponent Result
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
1990 First Round
Trenton State
W, 35-9
W, 38-3
L, 10-20


Conference championships

Year Conference Coach Overall record Conference record
2001 Atlantic 10 Conference (co-championship) Joe Gardi 9-3 7-2
Total conference championships 1


  1. ^ Hofstra Licensing Standards Guide (PDF). July 1, 2014. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Hofstra Historical Data". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on 2012-10-13. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Hofstra Pride of Football Championship Subdivision dropping its football program - ESPN
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-03-28. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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