|Conference Big South Conference|
Offensive coordinator Brett Nichols
|2016 record 5–6 (3–2 Big South)|
Defensive coordinator Travis Cunningham
|Head coach Carroll McCray (4th year)|
Home stadium Ernest W. Spangler Stadium (Capacity: 9,000)
The 2016 Gardner–Webb Runnin' Bulldogs football team represented Gardner–Webb University in the 2016 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by fourth-year head coach Carroll McCray and played their home games at Ernest W. Spangler Stadium. They were a member of the Big South Conference. They finished the season 5–6, 3–2 in Big South play to finish in a tie for third place.