About the Team


About Elon Football

The 2016 season marks the third year for Elon head coach Rich Skrosky. It also marks Elon's third season in the CAA Football conference, arguably the top and most competitive league in the FCS. Although young, the Phoenix returns a lot of experience on both sides of the ball. The 2016 slate is shaping up to be one that would challenge any team in the nation as three of Elon’s opponents ended the 2015 season ranked among the nation’s top 25 teams.


Elon returns a total of nine offensive starters from a year ago, including senior offensive lineman O'Shane Morris, junior offensive lineman Ikenna Nwokeji and junior wide receiver Tre Lennon. The Phoenix returns all five of its starting offensive linemen along with three starting wide receivers.


Elon’s defense returns four starters from the 2015 campaign, including senior linebacker John Silas and senior defensive back Adrian McClendon.

2016 Schedule

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Sept. 3


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Sept. 10

@ Charlotte

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Sept. 17

Fayetteville State

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Sept. 24

@ William & Mary

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Oct. 1

Villanova (Family Weekend)

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Oct. 8

New Hampshire

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Oct. 22

Richmond (Homecoming)

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Oct. 29

@ Albany

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Nov. 5

@ Towson

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Nov. 12

Rhode Island

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Nov. 19

@ James Madison

Coaching Staff


Head Coach Rich Skrosky

Rich Skrosky became the 21st head football coach in school history on December 12, 2013 and guided the Elon program as it made the move to the Colonial Athletic Association for the 2014 season. Skrosky, who has 28 years of collegiate coaching experience, is in his second stint at Elon, returning to where he served as the team’s offensive line coach (2006-08) as well as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach (2009-10). For the three seasons in between his tenures at Elon, Skrosky served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Ball State University. Since his return to Elon, Skrosky has seen seven players collect all-league accolades.


Rich Skrosky

Head Coach

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Damian Wroblewski

Offensive Coordinator / Offensive Line

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Patrick Madden

Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers

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Gerald Chatman

Defensive Line

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Terry Lantz

Defensive Backs

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Bill McCord

Defensive Assistant

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Scott Browne

Running Backs/Special Teams

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Cris Reisert

Tight Ends/Recruiting

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Billy Riebock

Wide Receivers

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Scott Van Zile


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Mitch Rippy


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Patrick Hagedorn

Director of Operations

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Ryan Horton

Head Strength Coach

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Brandon Jacobs

Athletic Trainer

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Kevin Paczesny

Equipment Manager

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Nick Andrusisian

Video Coordinator

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First-Class Facilities

Since 2001, Elon has renovated and/or upgraded every playing facility for each one of its 17 teams. Rhodes Stadium, named for trustee Dusty Rhodes, his wife, Peggy, and their family, opened its doors on September 22, 2001. Opened in 2009, Alumni Field House is a 30,000 square-foot facility and home to the Hendrickson Football Center. Alumni Field House houses the Elon football locker room and coaches offices, in addition to administrative offices, weight room, equipment room, training room and player lounge. Prior to the 2016 season, a new 38-foot wade and 22-foot tall video board was installed at Rhodes Stadium. Two 19-foot wide LED ribbon boards were also added to the end zones and a new sound system was installed at the same time.

Team History

Since Joining NCAA Division I...

Since joining the Division I ranks in 1999-2000, Elon University athletic teams have produced numerous regular season and conference tournament titles, in addition to several award-winning student-athletes and coaches.

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Conference Titles

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Players of the Year

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Freshmen of the Year

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Coaches of the Year

Support Services


Student-Athlete Support Services

Elon University’s Student-Athlete Support Services strives to promote academic growth and personal development by providing a comprehensive network of resources and support for student-athletes throughout their career at Elon. Assisting individuals to balance their academic and athletic demands, all student-athletes (scholarship and non-scholarship) have access to a wide variety of programs and services.


Phoenix Club

Annual Phoenix Club members are the group that makes the biggest immediate impact on Elon’s athletic department by providing funds that go directly to student-athlete scholarships. As the Phoenix Club annual fund continues to grow it has been amazing to see the increased level of success associated with Elon athletics. All annual fund gifts go directly to scholarship support so you know your support is making an immediate impact. Across eight years, The Night of the Phoenix (pictured) has now raised over $1 million in annual scholarship support for the Phoenix Club.

The Night of the Phoenix

Elon University's ninth annual The Night of the Phoenix event held on Friday, Feb. 19, at Alumni Gym raised a record amount $171,785 for student-athletes. Across nine years, The Night of the Phoenix has now raised over $1 million in annual scholarship support for the Phoenix Club. The Phoenix Club Advisory Board and Elon's Department of Athletics coordinates the event.



President Leo M. Lambert

Since becoming Elon University’s eighth president in January 1999, Leo M. Lambert has advanced an ambitious agenda to establish Elon as a top-ranked liberal arts university and a national leader in engaged teaching and learning. Led by President Lambert, Elon has accomplished broad improvements in academic and student life programs while continuing to expand a beautiful residential campus, which has been designated a botanical garden.


Director of Athletics Dave Blank

With 21 years of experience and leadership in intercollegiate athletics administration, the 2016-17 academic year marks the 11th for Dave Blank as Elon University’s Director of Athletics. Blank’s leadership has led to numerous improvements and enhancements across all areas at Elon, including academic progress, facility upgrades, marketing and fundraising. Perhaps most notably, Blank led Elon University’s move to the Colonial Athletic Association in 2014-15.

About Elon University


About Elon University

Elon is a selective, mid-sized private university renowned as a national model for engaged and experiential learning. Students work closely with faculty who are dedicated to excellent teaching and scholarship. The curriculum is grounded in the traditional liberal arts and sciences and complemented by nationally accredited professional and graduate programs. Elon's residential campus is located in central North Carolina and is regularly recognized as one of the nation's most beautiful collegiate environments.

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Undergraduate Learning

#1 in the U.S. News & World Report ranking for undergraduate teaching and another for innovation

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Student-Faculty Ratio

Small classes with faculty scholars focused on teaching and mentoring students

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Study Abroad

Elon ranks as the top master's-level university for study abroad

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Best Value

Kiplinger's named Elon one of nation's top 30 "Best Value" private universities


Transforming Students' Lives

Elon students are all-in and fully involved. This is a university of boundless opportunity, where students have a passion to fulfill their roles as global citizens – putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the world. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Elon more often than any other university in the nation for programs that are "Focused on Student Success."

Global Citizens

Elon University sends more undergraduate students to study abroad than any other master’s-level university in the nation. Seventy-two percent of Elon graduates have at least one international study experience, often combined with internships, research or service. Numerous Phoenix varsity athletic teams have studied abroad over the last several years, taking foreign tours to places such as the Dominican Republic, Japan, France, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Scotland, England and Costa Rica.

Surrounding Area

Elon is a beautiful town located in Alamance County in the Piedmont area of Central North Carolina and the home of Elon University. Elon is a town that is rich with history and small-town charm, located about 20 miles from Greensboro, 40 miles from Durham and Chapel Hill and 60 miles from Raleigh.

Colonial Athletic Association


CAA Football

About CAA Football

CAA Football has raised the profile of what was once the Yankee Conference, and later the Atlantic 10 Conference, since the league came under the CAA banner in 2007. Over the past eight years, CAA Football has established itself as one of the nation’s premier FCS power conferences with regard to on-field success, television exposure, marketability and the achievements of its student-athletes in the classroom, in the community and at the next level.

A banner 2015 season saw four CAA Football programs earn spots in the FCS Championship, with Richmond becoming the 22nd team in conference history to reach the national semifinal round. The CAA also produced two finalists for the STATS Offensive Player of the Year Award, three finalists for the STATS Defensive Player of the Year Award, three finalists for the STATS Freshman of the Year Award and one finalist for the STATS Coach of the Year Award.



Game Day

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Rhodes Stadium

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