Wagner Seahawks football
The Wagner Seahawks football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Wagner College located in the U.S. state of New York. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Northeast Conference. Wagner's first football team was fielded in 1927. The team plays its home games at the 3,300 seat Wagner College Stadium in Staten Island, New York. The Seahawks are coached by Tom Masella.
|Athletic director||Walt Hameline|
|Head coach||Tom Masella |
1st season, 0–0 (–)
|Stadium||Wagner College Stadium|
|Location||Staten Island, New York|
|NCAA division||Division I FCS|
|All-time record||379–325–19 (.537)|
|Claimed national titles||1 (DIII)|
|Colors||Green and white|
- 1956–1972: NCAA College Division
- 1973–1992: NCAA Division III
- 1993–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS
- 1927: Independent
- 1928–1929: Metropolitan Collegiate Conference
- 1930–1957: Independent
- 1958–1974: Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Corporation
- 1972–1977: Metropolitan Intercollegiate Conference
- 1978–1991: Division III Independent
- 1992: Liberty Football Conference
- 1993–1995: NCAA Division I–AA Independent
- 1996–present: Northeast Conference
Head coaching historyEdit
Under head coach Walt Hameline, Wagner won its first Championship in school history by dominating St. John's University 48-7 in November 1983, avenging one of its only two losses that season. The Seahawks scored the first four times they had the ball in the opening half. The senior class ended their careers as one of the winningest in Wagner history with a four-year record of 34-6-2. This class also played part in Wagner's first-ever NCAA appearance in 1980, and helped establish the foundation to Wagner's rise as a national power in Division III, culminating in a national championship in 1987, and eventual move to NCAA I-AA (now FCS) status.
|Year||NCAA Division||Coach||Record||National Championship Game||Opponent||PF||PA||Location|
|1987||III||Walt Hameline||13–1||1987 Division III National Championship Game||Dayton||19||3||Phenix City, AL|
|Total national championships||1|
2012 – Northeast Conference Co–Champions
2014 – Northeast Conference Co–Champions
FCS Playoffs resultsEdit
The Seahawks have appeared in the FCS playoffs one time with an overall record of 1–1.
Division III Playoffs resultsEdit
The Seahawks have appeared in the Division III playoffs four times with an overall record of 4–3. They were Division III National Champions in 1987.
|1982||Quarterfinals||St. Lawrence||L 34–43|
National Championship Game
Emory & Henry
|1988||First Round||Ithaca||L 31–34 OT|
- "Wagner Graphic Identity". Retrieved April 6, 2016.