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Missouri Southern Lions football

Missouri Southern Lions football
2014 Mid–America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football season
First season 1968 (1968)
Athletic director Jared Bruggeman
Head coach Daryl Daye
3rd year, 13–8–0 (.619)
Home stadium Fred G. Hughes Stadium
Year built 1975
Stadium capacity 7,000
Stadium surface SpinTurf
Location Joplin, Missouri
League NCAA Division II
Conference MIAA
Past conferences Central States Intercollegiate Conference
All-time record 233–245–7 (.488)
Claimed national titles 1 (1973)
Conference titles 2

Green and Gold

Fight song Southern Fight Song
Mascot Roary the Lion
Marching band Lion Pride Marching Band
Major rival Pittsburg State University

The Missouri Southern Lions football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Missouri Southern State University located in the U.S. state of Missouri. The team competes in the NCAA Division II and are members of the Mid–America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. The team plays its home games at the 7,000 seat Fred G. Hughes Stadium in Joplin, Missouri. The Lions are coached by Daryl Daye.[1]


The Lions football program began in 1968. Their first head coach was Jim Johnson. Under coach Jim Frazier the Lions won the 1972 NAIA Division II football championship.[1]


From its inaugural season in 1968 until 1975, Missouri Southern played as an independent program. In 1976, it joined the Central States Intercollegiate Conference in which the school won one conference championships before leaving to play as an NCAA Division II member of the Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association (later renamed Mid–America Intercollegiate Athletics Association) in 1989, where the Lions have since remained a member and have won one conference championship.


National championship seasons

Season Coach Selectors Record Bowl
1973 Jim Frazier NAIA Division II Playoffs 12–0 Won NAIA Championship
National Championships 1

Conference championship seasons

Year Conference Coach Overall Record Conference Record
1976† Central States Intercollegiate Conference Jim Frazier 8–2
1993 Mid–America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Jon Lantz 9–1–1 9–0
Total Conference Championships: 2
† Denotes co-champions

Notable former players


  1. ^ a b "Missouri Southern State Historical Data". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  2. ^ DeLassus, David (2014). "Missouri Southern State Championships". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 

External links

  • Official website
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