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The University of Dayton first fielded a football team in 1905. They remained independent of athletic conferences for most of their history, including the period from 1977 to 1992 when they joined Division III of the NCAA. Beginning in 1993 they joined the Pioneer Football League in Division I-AA/FCS play as a founding member.

The Flyers have amassed a 673–369–25 (.642) record since 1905 and have won 2 National Championships as a member of Division III. UD has won 12 Conference Championships.

SeasonsEdit

National Champions dagger Conference Champions * Postseason Appearance double-dagger Bowl Game Berth ^
Season Head coach Conference Affiliation Season results Playoff or Bowl result Final ranking
Conference finish Division finish Wins Losses Ties[1] STATS Poll[2] Coaches Poll[3]
Dayton Flyers
1905 William Schoen Independent 0 3 0
NCAA (1906 – 1955)
1906 Dr. J.G. Freshour Independent 5 1 0
1907 0 4 0
1908 Matthew Hill 7 0 1
1909 George Binlein 4 3 0
1910 Orville Smith 5 1 0
1911 Roland Bevan 3 3 1
1912 4 2 0
1913 Louis Clark 4 1 1
1914 Alfred McCray 2 2 0
1915 3 2 0
1916 4 3 0
1917 Louis Clark 7 2 0
1918 1 1 0
1919 Harry Solimano 2 2 0
1920 Bud Talbott 2 4 0
1921 Charley Way/Bud Talbott 1 7 1
1922 Van F. Hill 6 3 0
1923 Harry Baujan 4 5 0
1924 7 3 0
1925 7 2 0
1926 Ohio Athletic 8 2 0
1927 6 3 0
1928 6 3 0
1929 4 5 0
1930 4 3 2
1931 5 3 2
1932 9 2 0
1933 7 2 1
1934 4 3 1
1935 Buckeye Athletic 4 4 1
1936 4 5 0
1937 7 2 0
1938 7 2 0
1939 Independent 4 4 1
1940 6 3 0
1941 7 3 0
1942 8 2 0
1946 6 3 0
1947 Joseph Gavin 6 3 0
1948 7 2 1
1949 6 3 0
1950 4 6 0
1951 ^ 7 2 0 L Salad
1952 6 5 0
1953 3 5 1
1954 Hugh Devore 5 5 0
1955 3 6 1
NCAA University Division (1956-1972)
1956 Bud Kerr Independent 4 6 0
1957 6 3 1
1958 2 8 0
1959 3 7 0
1960 Stan Zajdel 1 9 0
1961 2 8 0
1962 2 8 0
1963 Pete Ankney 1 7 2
1964 3 7 0
1965 John McVay 1 8 1
1966 8 2 0
1967 6 3 1
1968 5 5 0
1969 3 7 0
1970 5 4 1
1971 5 6 0
1972 4 6 1
NCAA Division I (1973-1976)
1973 Ron Marciniak Independent 5 5 1
1974 3 8 0
1975 5 6 0
1976 4 7 0
NCAA Division III (1977-1992)
1977 Rick E. Carter Independent 8 3 0
1978double-dagger 9 2 1 L Division III Quarterfinals
1979 8 2 1
1980dagger 14 0 0 W Division III Championship
1981double-dagger Mike Kelly 12 2 0 L Division III Championship
1982 6 4 0
1983 7 3 0
1984double-dagger 10 1 0 L Division III Quarterfinals
1985 7 3 0
1986double-dagger 10 1 0 L Division III First Round
1987double-dagger 11 3 0 L Division III Championship
1988double-dagger 9 2 0 L Division III First Round
1989dagger 13 0 0 W Division III Championship
1990double-dagger 11 1 0 L Division III Quarterfinals
1991double-dagger 13 1 0 L Division III Championship
1992double-dagger 10 1 0 L Division III Regionals
NCAA Division I-AA/FCS (1993 - present)
1993* Mike Kelly Pioneer 1st* 9 1 0
1994* T-1st* 8 2 0
1995 2nd 9 2 0
1996* 1st* 11 0 0
1997* 1st* 9 1
1998 2nd 6 4
1999* 1st* 6 4
2000* T-1st* 8 3
2001* 1st* 1st (North) 10 1 W PFL Championship
2002* 1st* 1st (North) 11 1 W PFL Championship Cup
2003 3rd (North) 9 2
2004 3rd (North) 7 3
2005 2nd (North) 9 1
2006 T-7th 4 6
2007 ^* T-1st* 11 1 W Gridiron Classic Cup
2008 Rick Chamberlin T-2nd 9 3
2009* T-1st* 9 2
2010* T-1st* 10 1 25 25
2011 5th 6 5
2012 T-4th 6 5
2013 T-4th 7 4
2014 T-3rd 8 3
2015double-dagger* T-1st* 10 2 L FCS First Round
2016 2nd 9 2
2017 T-6th 5 6
2018 in progress
Total
1 1 (.500) (Bowl Games)
16 9 (.640) (D-III Playoffs) 1977-1992
0 1 (.000) (D-I FCS Playoffs) 1993-Present
673 369 25 (.642) (all games)

Pre-2006 data taken from [4]

Postseason factsEdit

  • Years in Postseason: 12
  • DIII Post-Season Record: 16-9 (.640)
  • DI Post-Season Record: 0-1 (.000)
  • OVERALL PLAYOFF RECORD: 16-10 (.615)

ChampionshipsEdit

  • National Championships: 2 (1980, 1989)
  • National Runner-Up: 3 (1981, 1987, 1991)

ReferencesEdit

  1. Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible in the period since.Whiteside, Kelly (August 25, 2006). "Overtime system still excites coaches". USA Today. Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. https://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/2006-08-24-overtime_x.htm. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
  2. Since the 1978 split in divisions, the NCAA, or more recently, The Sports Network Script error Poll, now known as the STATS Poll has been the major poll at the FCS level. Polls are released prior to the playoffs.
  3. The FCS Coaches Poll Script error was introduced in 2007. Therefore, polls for prior seasons do not exist. Polls are released prior to the playoffs
  4. "Dayton Flyers History". http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/dayt/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2007FBMGpages5782.pdf.

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