Elon Phoenix football in 2013 went two and ten only beating West Virginia Wesleyan and Southern Conference opponent Furman. Their opponents during 2013 were Georgia Tech, West Virginia Wesleyan, North Carolina A&T, Coastal Carolina, Geogia Southern University, Wofford University, Appalachian State University, Western Carolina University, Furman University, The Citadel, Samford University, and Chattanooga University.
Elon University football is one of 17 Division 1 varsity sports offered at Elon. They are a member of the FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) and now apart of the Colonial Athletic Association Conference along with Albany, Delaware, Towson, James Madison, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Richmond, Stony Brook, Villanova, and William and Mary.
Elon University football team is headed by head coachRich Skrosky. This will be Skrosky's first season as head coach going into the 2014 season. He is coming from Ball State University, were he was the offensive coordinator. Before that he was the offensive coordinator for Elon from 2009-2010 but he also was the offensive line coach at Elon from 2006-2008. Skrosky is assisted by offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, Damian Wroblewski, defensive coordinator, Jerry Petercuskie, wide receivers coach, Billy Riebock, tight ends coach, Cris Reisert , defensive line coach, Carlton Hall, defensive backs coach, Terry Lantz and Patrick Madden, running back coach, Scott Browne, quarterback coach, Scott Van Zile, director of football operations, Jonathan Small, and volunteer assistant coach, Mitch Rippy.
The location of home games for the football games is Rhodes Stadium. Rhodes stadium is located on the north side of campus down N Williamson Ave. Rhodes stadium was opened in 2001. The surface of the stadiumis a grass. The stadium was named after major Elon donator and trustee, Dusty Rhodes, and his wife Peggy Rhodes. The actual address of Rhodes stadium 1 Stadium Drive, Elon, North Carolina, 27244. Rhodes stadium max capacity of 13,100 people. The first game in Rhodes Stadium was September 22, 2001 and it was a twenty-three to seven loss to North Carolina A&T. Their first win in Rhodes was the following week against Gardner Webb University and the final score was twenty-seven to fourteen.
Elon football's debut season was in 1909. They were originally under the mascot name, "The Elon University Fighting Christians" until 2000 when they changes their name to the Phoenix due to the 1923 fire on campus.
The University's all time record in football is 482-398-18.