|Mt. A Mounties|
|University||Mount Allison University|
|Conference||Atlantic University Sport|
|Location||Sackville, New Brunswick|
|Football stadium||Alumni Field|
|Arena||Tantramar Veterans Memorial Civic Centre|
|Colours||Garnet and Gold|
The Mount Allison University Athletics & Recreation is led by Pierre Arsenault.
Arsenault came to Mount Allison from the New Brunswick Golf Association, where he served as Executive Director for seven years. Prior to this, Arsenault worked with Hockey Canada's Atlantic Centre of Excellence, the Saskatchewan Hockey Association, and with the University of Ottawa's Gee-Gees Varsity Hockey Team. He holds a Bachelor of Physical Education (concentration in sports administration) from the University of New Brunswick and a master's degree in sport administration from the University of Ottawa.
Mount Allison Mounties teams compete in:
In 1977, Garney Henley, a former Canadian Football League player with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, became Athletics Director at Mount Allison and changed the logo from the "Double-Winged" A to the famous "Flying A" which remained the Mounties' logo until 2011. The Flying A became synonymous with Mounties athletics, and was arguably the most recognizable aspect of the department and the University.
In 2011, the University's administration undertook a re-branding initiative that would be campus-wide, stretching into the athletics department as well. Adopting a new, more modern look became the goal, and thus the current logo with an "A" adorned with a flame/torch was born. Taken from the University's crest, the flame, which also forms a stylized "A", along with the slanted font spelling "MOUNTIES" below the logo became the new look for the Mounties. Along with a new partnership with popular brand UnderArmour, it introduced the Mounties to the 21st century, and spearheaded by Athletics Director Pierre Arsenault became the one identity among all of the Mounties' varsity sports teams.
During the 2012 AUS Women's Hockey Playoffs, a new movement emerged on the Social Media website Twitter, when it is believed the phrase #MountiePride was first used in a popular fashion. Since then, the movement has leaped to new heights, and is now considered to be a part of this new identity, and a trademark of the Mounties teams.
|Mount Allison Mounties|
Mount Allison Mounties logo
|Athletic director||Pierre Arsenault|
|Head coach||Peter Fraser|
1st year, 2–6–0 (.250)
|Other Staff||Kyle Graves (OC)|
Zak Colangelo (DC)
|Home Stadium||Alumni Field|
|Stadium surface||Field Turf|
|Location||Sackville, New Brunswick|
|Conference||AUS (1955 - present)|
|Past associations||AUAA (1974-1998)|
|All-time record||163–199–0 (.450)|
1984, 1985, 1991, 1997, 2013, 2014
|Hec Crighton winners||2|
Éric Lapointe (2)
|Colours||Garnet and Gold|
The Mount Allison Mounties football program is in its 64th year of active competition as of the 2018 U Sports football season. The team has twice appeared in the Vanier Cup, once in 1984, and again in 1991, losing both times. The Mounties have won six conference championships in 14 appearances, including four straight from 2013-2016. Only one Mounties player has won the Hec Crighton Trophy, Canadian Football Hall of Fame member, Éric Lapointe, who won the award twice and has since had his number retired by the program.
The Mounties have made the playoffs five times in the past seven years, missing the playoffs in 2017 and 2018. The Mounties finished second in the AUS conference in 2010 and hosted their first home playoff game (conference semi-finals) since the new millennium. In 2013, the Mounties won the Loney Bowl for the first time since 1997. They followed up that campaign with their first undefeated season in the AUS, posting an 8-0 record en route to their second consecutive Jewett Trophy championship. In 2015, the Mounties would finish first place in the AUS regular season with a 5-3 record and host the Loney Bowl for the second consecutive season. They were also looking to win their third consecutive Jewett Trophy but would end up falling short to the St. Francis Xavier X-Men 24-18. 2016 would be the first season with Scott Brady as the team's new Head Coach. The team ended up making the playoffs as the second place team. They would defeat the Acadia Axemen 27-18 to compete in their fourth straight Loney Bowl but would end up losing to the St. Francis Xavier X-Men 29-8. In 2017, the team would see their five-year playoff streak come to an end as they missed the playoffs for the first time since 2011. Following a coaching change, the team would regress further with a 2-6 record.
|2000||8||1||7||0||0.125||100||236||4th in AUS||Out of playoffs|
|2001||8||1||7||0||0.125||47||330||4th in AUS||Out of playoffs|
|2002||8||1||7||0||0.125||60||334||4th in AUS||Out of playoffs|
|2003||8||0||8||0||0.000||66||279||4th in AUS||Out of playoffs|
|2004||8||0||8||0||0.000||64||248||4th in AUS||Out of playoffs|
|2005||8||0||8||0||0.000||23||379||4th in AUS||Out of playoffs|
|2006||7||2||5||0||0.286||132||225||4th in AUS||Lost to Acadia Axemen in semi-final 16-6|
|2007||8||1||7||0||0.125||199||295||4th in AUS||Out of playoffs|
|2008||8||2||6||0||0.250||189||272||3rd in AUS||Lost to St. Francis Xavier X-Men in semi-final 52-12|
|2009||8||0||8||0||0.000||124||348||4th in AUS||Out of playoffs|
|2010||8||4||4||0||0.500||157||196||2nd in AUS||Lost to Acadia Axemen in semi-final 22-14 (5OT)|
|2011||8||0||8||0||0.000||146||344||4th in AUS||Out of playoffs|
|2012||8||3||5||0||0.375||141||250||3rd in AUS||Lost to Saint Mary's Huskies in semi-final 49-11|
|2013||8||4||4||0||0.500||166||215||2nd in AUS||Defeated Acadia Axemen in semi-final 19-10|
Defeated Saint Mary's Huskies in Loney Bowl 20-17
Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in Uteck Bowl 48-21
|2014||8||8||0||0||1.000||234||64||1st in AUS||Defeated St. Francis Xavier X-Men in Loney Bowl 29-7|
Lost to McMaster Marauders in Mitchell Bowl 24-12
|2015||8||5||3||0||0.625||221||144||1st in AUS||Lost to St. Francis Xavier X-Men in Loney Bowl 24-18|
|2016||8||3||5||0||0.375||157||238||2nd in AUS||Defeated Acadia Axemen in semi-final 27-18|
Lost to St. Francis Xavier X-Men in Loney Bowl 29-8
|2017||8||4||4||0||0.500||235||211||4th in AUS||Out of playoffs|
|2018||8||2||6||0||0.250||162||223||4th in AUS||Out of playoffs|
As of the start of the 2019 CFL season, one former Mounties player is on a CFL team's roster:
Former Mountie player (1991-93) and assistant coach (1994-97) Ted Goveia has been in the CFL for a number of years, currently holding the post of Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Personnel with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
The Mount Allison Mounties Football team was led by Scott Brady from 2016-2017. Brady was the first permanent head coach in the program's recent history who was both a Mount Allison graduate and former player for the Mounties. Brady had been on the Mounties coaching staff for six years. After a four-year playing career as an Academic All-Canadian, running back/receiver (2006-09), Brady became the defensive back coach and special teams coach in 2010, coaching All-Canadian cornerback Bradley Daye. In 2011, Brady was promoted to defensive coordinator and has since coached All-Canadian defensive tackle Jacob Leblanc (2012) and All-Canadian free safety Kwame Adjei (2013) as well as 11 Conference All-Stars. In 2013 and 2014, Brady helped lead the Mounties to back-to-back AUS Championships, the first since the 1998 season.