Helmets of Discontinued Junior College Teams
Information about helmet designs used by these teams is very scarce; any information would be appreciated!
The following list which I have assembled is probably very imcomplete; additions to the list would also be very helpful! I am aware of no comprehensive list of such teams.
|? - 2012||2013||2014|
|*see note 1 below|
|2015 - 2017||2018 -|
|*see note 2 below||*see note 3 below|
Arizona Western College (Yuma, AZ) is one of the seven junior colleges in Arizona which terminated their intercollegiate football teams following the 2018 season.
*1 This design has uniform numerals on its left side only; the right side has a large "W" logo (as depicted below).
*2 This design has uniform numerals on its left side only; the right side has a large "W" logo (as depicted below).
*3 This design has the "W" logo on its left side only; the right side has uniform numerals (as on the left side of the 2015-2017 design).
|1996? - 1999?|
Cayuga Community College (Auburn, NY) had a football team for just four years (1996 through 1999) which used the helmet design shown above during at least 1997 and 1998. "Spartans" was the team nickname.
|? - 1982||1983|
Cowley Community College (Arkansas City, KS) had a football team through the 1983 season; the team was called the "Tigers" and participated in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference. The above are apparently the last two helmet designs used by the team.
DAKOTA COLLEGE AT BOTTINEAU
|? - 2013?||2014? - 2018||2019|
Dakota College discontinued its football team following the 2019 season; the team had first played in 2008 (the college also had a team in 1958 and earlier years).
|c.1990||? - present|
FOND DU LAC TRIBAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
|? - 2009||2010 - ?||? - 2019?|
FORT SCOTT C.C.
|? - 2012||2013 - 2016||2017|
|2018 - 2019||2020* - 2021|
|? - 2014||2015 - 2016||2017 - 2018|
|*see note 1 below|
Glendale Commmunity College (Glendale, AZ) discontinued its football program following the 2018 season; the team had first played in 1967 and was nicknamed the "Gauchos".
*1 This design has uniform numerals on its left side and a "gaucho" logo on its right side (as represented below).
GLOBE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
|? - 2011?||2012? -||? - 2015|
Globe Tech apparently discontinued its football team in mid-2016. I received very little information about this team while it was in existence and there may have been several other helmet designs used by the team during its last few years. The last design shown above was apparently in used during Globe's last game (vs Ellsworth C.C. in the Graphic Edge Bowl, December 6, 2015 at Cedar Falls, IA) and during at least one other game in 2015.
GRAND RAPIDS C.C.
|? - 2009||2010 - 2011|
Grand Rapids C.C. announced the termination of its football team on January 9, 2012, citing several reasons including scheduling difficulties, budget concerns, "compliance problems with federal Title IX regulations", and "the sudden departure of [head football] Coach [Tony] Annese". The team had been a member of the NJCAA Midwest Football Conference and had compiled a 21-2 record during its last two seasons.
In 2010 and 2011 GRCC used dark blue helmets with yellow facemasks and with a logo representing the letters "GR", which were yellow with white outlines. I would appreciate a copy of this logo, which you may see in the photograph below:
|? - 2011|
The discontinuation of the Harper College (Palatine, IL) football team was announced on January 16, 2012, with "budget issues and scheduling difficulties" cited as reasons. The announcement also made reference to the recent disbanding of the football teams at Midwest Football Conference rival schools Grand Rapids Community College and Joliet Junior College.
The Harper team was nicknamed the "Hawks" and used the design shown above during at least its last three years.
|? - 2012?||2013?||2014 - 2016|
|2017 - 2019||2021|
|*see note 1 below|
This team was apparently disbanded sometime after the 2021 season ended, although I have been unable to find any announcement by the college or news article to that effect. No 2022 schedule for the team is present at the websites of either the college, the Minnesota College Athletic Conference, or the NJCAA, and football is no longer listed among the intercollegiate sports offerings at the college's website. "Vikings" was the team nickname.
*1 Within the outline of the state of Minnesota worn on the left side of this design is the number 218, apparently referring to the telephone area code of Grand Rapids, Minnesota. No photographs of the right side of this design could be located.
|? - 2010||2011|
Joliet Junior College (Joliet, IL) announced the elimination of its football team on November 9, 2011, citing "the high costs associated with operating the program and [the] need to balance gender equity among sports offered at the college due to Title IX requirements." The team had competed as a member of the Midwest Football Conference and the last two helmet designs used by the team are shown above.
|2010 - 2011|
The Lon Morris (Jacksonville, TX) "Bearcats" played for only two seasons (2010 and 2011). The college eliminated all of its intercollegiate sports teams in June 2012 as the school dealt with financial problems.
|? - 2008|
The College of Marin (Kentfield, CA) football team was discontinued following the 2008 season. The team was known as the "Mariners".
|? - 2010||2011 - 2014?||2015 - 2016|
Mendocino College (Ukiah, CA) announced the termination of its football team on February 7, 2017. Information about this team scarce during its last several seasons and it is possible that other helmet designs were used besides those shown above. "Eagles" was the team nickname.
|? - 2009||2011 (early season)||2011|
|2010; 2012 -||2013||2014? - 2015|
|2016 - 2018|
I do not yet know the dates of existence for this team, but it apparently played during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, at least. The team nickname was "Lions" and the school is located in Bloomington, MN.
|? - 2011||2012||2013|
|2015 - 2018||2019 -|
Northland CTC discontinued its football team after the 2019 season; the school did not field a team in 2014.
In 2013 Northland's helmet design featured the team name "Pioneers" and the head and shoulders of a pioneer figure (photo below); I would greatly appreciate a copy of this helmet logo.
NORTH IOWA AREA C.C.
|? - 2008|
This team, known as the "Trojans", played its last season in 2008. The helmet design shown above was in use during at least the 2008 season.
|2010||? - 2009; 2012||2011; 2013 -|
|2001 - 2004||2006||2005; 2007|
|2008||2009 - 2011||2012 - 2014|
|2015 - 2016||2017 - 2018|
Pima Community College (Tuscon, AZ) ended its intercollegiate football team after the 2018 season. The team had been nicknamed the "Aztecs".
|1992 - 2001(?)|
Ricks College (Rexburg, ID) had a successful junior college team for many years until its absorption by the Brigham Young University system in 2001. The helmet design shown above was apparently in use for several years during the 1990s and may have been the last design used by the team. Silver helmets with several different logos were worn through 1991. The team was known as the "Vikings".
|? - 2018|
|? - 2008||2009|
The Rock Valley College (Rockford, IL) team was cancelled on January 28, 2010, with academic deficiencies by the team cited as the reason. The team's last two known helmet designs are shown above. An earlier design (year of use unknown) appears in the photo below:
|? - 2010||2011 - ?||2014? -|
|? - 2011|
The governing board of Solano C.C. (Fairfield, CA) announced the termination of the school's football team on March 7, 2012. The team was nicknamed the "Falcons" and used the helmet design shown above during its last few seasons. I believe that this design had also been used with one blue stripe and with a blue-white-blue set of stripes at various times.
Taft College (Taft, CA) had a football team through 1993; the team name was "Cougars". The helmet design shown above was used by the team during at least the early 1980s.
WALLA WALLA C.C.
|*see note 1 below|
Walla Walla Community College (Walla Walla, WA) played its last season of football in approximately 1993; the above design was in use during at least the 1986 season.
*1 The left side of this design is "blank" but a logo adorns the right side (as represented below).
|? - 2009||2010 - ?|
"As part of its college wide budget reduction plan, West Valley College has discontinued its football program effective January 27, 2014." (- statement published on the website of West Valley College (Saratoga, CA)). The team nickname was 'Vikings' and 2013 was its last season.