Presbyterian Blue Hose Football
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Presbyterian Blue Hose Football
Presbyterian Blue Hose
Presbyterian Blue Hose logo.png
First season1913
Athletic directorBrian Reese
Head coachTommy Spangler
9th season, 48-47 (.505)
StadiumBailey Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 6,500)
Field surfaceGrass
LocationClinton, South Carolina
NCAA divisionDivision I FCS
ConferenceBig South Conference
All-time record
Bowl record0–1 (.000)
RivalriesNewberry Wolves
(Bronze Derby)
ColorsBlue and Garnet[1]

For information on all Presbyterian College sports, see Presbyterian Blue Hose

The Presbyterian Blue Hose football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Presbyterian College located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Big South Conference. Presbyterian's first football team was fielded in 1913. The team plays its home games at the 6,500 seat Bailey Memorial Stadium in Clinton, South Carolina. The Blue Hose are coached by Tommy Spangler, who is in the first season of his second stint leading the team after being hired on November 22, 2016.[2] Spangler was previously head coach from 2001-2006. The Blue Hose Football program will be transitioning to the Pioneer Football League in 2021, at that point they will no longer be offering scholarships to their football student athletes.



  • 1938-1950: NCAA College Division
  • 1951-1956: Unknown
  • 1957-1969: NAIA
  • 1970-1992: NAIA Division I
  • 1993-2010: NCAA Division II
  • 2011-present: NCAA Division I FCS

Conference memberships

Presbyterian vs. In-State NCAA Division I schools

School Record Percentage Streak First Meeting Last Meeting
Charleston Southern 14-10 .583 Lost 2 1993 2016
Clemson 3-33-4 .125 Lost 15 1916 2010
Coastal Carolina 1-9 .100 Lost 9 2007 2016
Furman 13-42-1 .223 Won 1 1913 2014
South Carolina 3-12 .200 Lost 8 1915 1945
South Carolina State 0-2 .000 Lost 2 1989 1990
The Citadel 11-50-1 .185 Lost 12 1915 2010
Wofford 40-40-3 .500 Lost 5 1914 2013
Presbyterian 85 - In-State NCAA Division I Schools 198 - Draws 9

Notable former players

Justin Bethel, cornerback and special teams player for the New England Patriots

Bob Waters, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers[3]

Bowl games

Presbyterian has participated in one bowl game, with the Blue Hose having a record of 0-1

Season Coach Bowl Opponent Result
1959 Frank Jones Tangerine Bowl Middle Tennessee L 12-21


  1. ^ Presbyterian College Brand Standards Guide (PDF). July 1, 2015. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Tommy Spangler Promoted to Head Football Coach". Presbyterian Blue Hose. November 22, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Tribute to a Champion - the Bob Waters' Legacy Western Carolina's legendary football coach and administrator from 1969-88". Western Carolina. Retrieved 2017.

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