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Graydon Eggers, pictured with his 1928 Appalachian State Normal School football team, was the first coach in school history.
The Mountaineer football team rushes the field prior to kickoff against the Georgia Southern Eagles on October 20, 2007.

This is a list of seasons completed by the Appalachian State Mountaineers football team of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).<ref>The Division I-A, I-AA and I-AAA designations were confusing and as a result, misapplied by the public, boosters and media when referring not only to their local football programs but also to other sports such as basketball. The Division I Board of Directors, composed of Division I presidents and chancellors voted on the change in August 2006. The Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly I-A) includes those programs that compete in an effort to participate in the postseason bowl system. The NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA) includes those programs that compete in an effort to participate in the NCAA championship postseason structure (one of the 88 NCAA national championships). NCAA.org</ref> The Mountaineers fielded their first team in 1928 under Graydon Eggers<ref name="Coaches">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> and are currently coached by Scott Satterfield. The Mountaineers celebrate their 80th season in 2009 and have played over 800 games, appeared in nine bowl games, and participated in the FCS (formerly I-AA)<ref>On August 1, 1973 the NCAA's membership was divided into three legislative and competitive divisions at the first special convention ever held. All major schools were reclassified as Division I and other schools were divided into Divisions II and III. Roman numerals were chosen to be used rather than the Arabic 1, 2, 3. Five years later, Division I members voted to create subclassifications I-A, I-AA, and I-AAA for the sport of football. The major difference (at this point) besides sponsorship is the amount of scholarships allotted. I-A gets 85, I-AA gets 63, and I-AAA is for institutions that do not sponsor football. Only NCAA Division I is divided into subclassifications and only in the sport of football.</ref> playoffs a total of 16 times.<ref name="Results">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> Historically, Appalachian State has had a successful college football program, winning over 500 games.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> In 1931 the Mountaineers joined the North State Conference and finished in first place under coach C. B. Johnson.<ref name="Results"/> Kidd Brewer took over coaching duties of the Mountaineers from 1935 to 1938, winning another North State Conference championship. An All-American at Duke, Brewer's 1937 squad is best remembered for going unbeaten and unscored upon during the regular season, outscoring opponents 206–0 before losing a postseason game to the Golden Eagles of Southern Miss, 7–0.<ref name="Coaches"/><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

E. C. Duggins coached the Mountaineers from 1947–50 and again from 1952–55.<ref name="Coaches"/> Appalachian State went to seven bowl games and won three North State Conference championships under Duggins.<ref name="Results"/> After three coaches during a five-year span, the Mountaineers got back to their winning ways under Jim Duncan, who coached for five years, 1960 to 1964, and won 31 games.<ref name="Results"/> In 1961 the North State Conference became the Carolinas Conference and Appalachian State left after the 1967 season to play as an independent for four years. Jim Brakefield was hired as head coach in 1971, vacating the same position he held at Wofford.<ref name="Coaches"/> A year later, in 1972, Appalachian State accepted an invitation into the Southern Conference. Credited as overseeing the transition into Division I football, Brakefield had his most successful season in 1975, guiding the Mountaineers to wins over East Carolina, Wake Forest, and South Carolina.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>

Appalachian State won the first of nine Southern Conference championships in 1986 under Sparky Woods, who also led the Mountaineers into the playoffs for the first time.<ref name="Coaches"/> Another conference championship and playoff appearance followed in 1987. Woods won the Wallace Wade Coach of the Year Award three straight years in 1985, 1986, and 1987, becoming the only coach in conference history to do so.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> Woods left to coach South Carolina after five years and Jerry Moore was hired as the Mountaineer's 19th coach in 1989. Moore is the winningest coach in conference history,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> and under his leadership the Mountaineers have won seven conference championships. In addition, the Mountaineers have posted nineteen winning campaigns to go with one losing season during his tenure, allowing Moore to claim Southern Conference Coach of the Year honors a record six times.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> He was also the 2006 recipient of the Eddie Robinson Award, presented to the division's most outstanding coach.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> Under the stewardship of Moore, players such as two-time Buck Buchanan Award winner Dexter Coakley have gone on to play in the National Football League.

Appalachian State became the first team since the playoffs began in 1978 to win three straight national titles in 2005,<ref name="Panthers">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> 2006,<ref name="Minutemen">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> and 2007,<ref name="Hens">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> and the first team to accomplish the feat since Army in 1944, 1945, and 1946.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> They are also the first Division I school in modern times to claim three straight undisputed national titles.<ref>Army's three consecutive national titles were all split championships. The only other Division I school to claim three consecutive national titles in the 20th century was Minnesota, with a consensus title in 1934 and split titles in 1935 and 1936. The last school with three consecutive undisputed national titles in Division I or its predecessors was Yale, retroactively designated by the Helms Athletic Foundation as national champions in 1886 through 1888. For sourced lists of past national champions in Division I FBS and its predecessors, see NCAA Division I FBS National Football Championship.</ref> On September 1, 2007, in what was hailed as one of the biggest upsets in United States sports history,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> the Mountaineers shocked the fifth-ranked Michigan Wolverines, 34–32. The win helped Applachian State become the first FCS team to ever receive votes in the final Associated Press (AP) college football poll on January 8, 2008.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> The Mountaineers received five points in the poll, tying South Florida for 34th.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> The conclusion of the 2008 season saw quarterback Armanti Edwards win Appalachian's first Walter Payton Award, presented annually to the most outstanding offensive player.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>


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File:2829AppstateFootball.jpg
Graydon Eggers, pictured with his 1928 Appalachian State Normal School football team, was the first coach in school history.
The Mountaineer football team rushes the field prior to kickoff against the Georgia Southern Eagles on October 20, 2007.

This is a list of seasons completed by the Appalachian State Mountaineers football team of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).<ref>The Division I-A, I-AA and I-AAA designations were confusing and as a result, misapplied by the public, boosters and media when referring not only to their local football programs but also to other sports such as basketball. The Division I Board of Directors, composed of Division I presidents and chancellors voted on the change in August 2006. The Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly I-A) includes those programs that compete in an effort to participate in the postseason bowl system. The NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA) includes those programs that compete in an effort to participate in the NCAA championship postseason structure (one of the 88 NCAA national championships). NCAA.org</ref> The Mountaineers fielded their first team in 1928 under Graydon Eggers<ref name="Coaches">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> and are currently coached by Scott Satterfield. The Mountaineers celebrate their 80th season in 2009 and have played over 800 games, appeared in nine bowl games, and participated in the FCS (formerly I-AA)<ref>On August 1, 1973 the NCAA's membership was divided into three legislative and competitive divisions at the first special convention ever held. All major schools were reclassified as Division I and other schools were divided into Divisions II and III. Roman numerals were chosen to be used rather than the Arabic 1, 2, 3. Five years later, Division I members voted to create subclassifications I-A, I-AA, and I-AAA for the sport of football. The major difference (at this point) besides sponsorship is the amount of scholarships allotted. I-A gets 85, I-AA gets 63, and I-AAA is for institutions that do not sponsor football. Only NCAA Division I is divided into subclassifications and only in the sport of football.</ref> playoffs a total of 16 times.<ref name="Results">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> Historically, Appalachian State has had a successful college football program, winning over 500 games.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> In 1931 the Mountaineers joined the North State Conference and finished in first place under coach C. B. Johnson.<ref name="Results"/> Kidd Brewer took over coaching duties of the Mountaineers from 1935 to 1938, winning another North State Conference championship. An All-American at Duke, Brewer's 1937 squad is best remembered for going unbeaten and unscored upon during the regular season, outscoring opponents 206–0 before losing a postseason game to the Golden Eagles of Southern Miss, 7–0.<ref name="Coaches"/><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

E. C. Duggins coached the Mountaineers from 1947–50 and again from 1952–55.<ref name="Coaches"/> Appalachian State went to seven bowl games and won three North State Conference championships under Duggins.<ref name="Results"/> After three coaches during a five-year span, the Mountaineers got back to their winning ways under Jim Duncan, who coached for five years, 1960 to 1964, and won 31 games.<ref name="Results"/> In 1961 the North State Conference became the Carolinas Conference and Appalachian State left after the 1967 season to play as an independent for four years. Jim Brakefield was hired as head coach in 1971, vacating the same position he held at Wofford.<ref name="Coaches"/> A year later, in 1972, Appalachian State accepted an invitation into the Southern Conference. Credited as overseeing the transition into Division I football, Brakefield had his most successful season in 1975, guiding the Mountaineers to wins over East Carolina, Wake Forest, and South Carolina.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>

Appalachian State won the first of nine Southern Conference championships in 1986 under Sparky Woods, who also led the Mountaineers into the playoffs for the first time.<ref name="Coaches"/> Another conference championship and playoff appearance followed in 1987. Woods won the Wallace Wade Coach of the Year Award three straight years in 1985, 1986, and 1987, becoming the only coach in conference history to do so.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> Woods left to coach South Carolina after five years and Jerry Moore was hired as the Mountaineer's 19th coach in 1989. Moore is the winningest coach in conference history,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> and under his leadership the Mountaineers have won seven conference championships. In addition, the Mountaineers have posted nineteen winning campaigns to go with one losing season during his tenure, allowing Moore to claim Southern Conference Coach of the Year honors a record six times.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> He was also the 2006 recipient of the Eddie Robinson Award, presented to the division's most outstanding coach.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> Under the stewardship of Moore, players such as two-time Buck Buchanan Award winner Dexter Coakley have gone on to play in the National Football League.

Appalachian State became the first team since the playoffs began in 1978 to win three straight national titles in 2005,<ref name="Panthers">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> 2006,<ref name="Minutemen">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> and 2007,<ref name="Hens">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> and the first team to accomplish the feat since Army in 1944, 1945, and 1946.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> They are also the first Division I school in modern times to claim three straight undisputed national titles.<ref>Army's three consecutive national titles were all split championships. The only other Division I school to claim three consecutive national titles in the 20th century was Minnesota, with a consensus title in 1934 and split titles in 1935 and 1936. The last school with three consecutive undisputed national titles in Division I or its predecessors was Yale, retroactively designated by the Helms Athletic Foundation as national champions in 1886 through 1888. For sourced lists of past national champions in Division I FBS and its predecessors, see NCAA Division I FBS National Football Championship.</ref> On September 1, 2007, in what was hailed as one of the biggest upsets in United States sports history,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> the Mountaineers shocked the fifth-ranked Michigan Wolverines, 34–32. The win helped Applachian State become the first FCS team to ever receive votes in the final Associated Press (AP) college football poll on January 8, 2008.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> The Mountaineers received five points in the poll, tying South Florida for 34th.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> The conclusion of the 2008 season saw quarterback Armanti Edwards win Appalachian's first Walter Payton Award, presented annually to the most outstanding offensive player.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>


List of Appalachian State Mountaineers football seasons sections
Intro  Seasons  Playoff results  See also  Notes  References  

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