| Bob Roller|
Division I (NCAA)
Gaylord the Camel
Division I FCS
Pioneer Football League
| 1925 (first program); 2008 (modern era program)|
Buies Creek, North Carolina
Davidson Wildcats football
The Campbell Fighting Camels football program is the intercollegiate American football team for Campbell University located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Pioneer Football League, one of two members in North Carolina (the other being Davidson). Campbell's first football team was fielded in 2008. The team plays its home games at the 5,000 seat Barker–Lane Stadium in Buies Creek, North Carolina. The Fighting Camels were coached by Dale Steele from 2008–2012. Campbell announced on November 5, 2012 that they would not retain head coach Dale Steele following the conclusion of the 2012 season. Steele was the head coach for the Camels for six years compiling a 14–41 record. On November 27, 2012, it was announced that Mike Minter, former safety for the National Football League's Carolina Panthers would be the head coach.
The Fighting Camels, which did not award scholarships in football (though awarding them in other sports), have since announced that they will transition to scholarship football. The team will join most of the school's other sports in the Big South Conference in 2018.
Campbell University once had a football team, years ago, but it was disbanded and Campbell discontinued football for 58 years. That football program lasted for 25 years between 1925 and 1950, and was cancelled at the onset of the Korean War.2008–present: NCAA Division I–AA/FCS
1951–2007: No team
2008–2017: Pioneer Football League
2018–future: Big South Conference
Notable alumni include: Brian HudsonStatistics correct as of the end of the 2016–17 college football season
Campbell Fighting Camels football Wikipedia