Southern Conference


APPALACHIAN STATE CHATTANOOGA THE CITADEL
"Mountaineers" "Mocs" "Bulldogs"
Boone, NC Chattanooga, TN Charleston, SC
ELON FURMAN GEORGIA SOUTHERN
"Phoenix" "Paladins" "Eagles"
Elon, NC Greenville, SC Statesboro, GA
SAMFORD WESTERN CAROLINA WOFFORD
"Bulldogs" "Catamounts" "Terriers"
Birmingham, AL Cullowhee, NC Spartanburg, SC

Comments

Chattanooga, Appalachian State, and Western Carolina have new helmet designs in 2013 (shown above).


Historical Helmets

APPALACHIAN STATE

1960 - 1961 1965 1966
1962 - 1964; ? - 1969 1970 1971 - 1976
1977 - 1979 1980 - 1981 1982
1983 - 1988 1989 - 1994;
September 6, 2008
September 29, 2012
*see note 1 below
1995 - 2012 2013 -

To the best of my knowledge, these are all of the different helmet designs used by Appalachian State during the period covered by this web site (1960 to present).

*1 This design was brought back for use during a home game against Jacksonville in 2008 to commemorate Coach Jerry Moore's 20th season as head coach; the team wore helmets and uniforms like those of Moore's first (1989) ASU team.


CHATTANOOGA

? - 1993? 1994 only? ? - 1999?
2000 2001 - 2002 2003 - 2006
2007 - 2012 2013 -

THE CITADEL

1960 - ? c.1964 c.1965
c.1967 c.1968 c.1971
c.1972 c.1973 c.1974
c.1977 1978 - 1982 1983 - 1986
1987 - 2000 2001 2002
2003 2004 - 2006 2007 - 2009
November 6, 2010 2010 2011
2012 -

The Citadel has a large and interesting helmet history with many other designs having been used since 1960 in addition to the ones shown above. I have partial information for a number of these:

I would not be at all surprised to learn of additional short-lived helmet designs from the 1960s. Below are photographs of some of the designs which I have not yet been able to add to the web site, due to the various uncertainties listed previously.


ELON

1960 - 1963 1964 - 1966 1967 - 1969
1970 1971 - 1974 1981 - 1986
1975 - 1980; 1987 - 1991 1992 - 1999 2003 - 2010
2000 - 2002; 2011 -

The other historical helmets for Elon have been described as follows:

I would greatly appreciate clear photographs of any of the helmet designs used from 1967 through 1974.

 


FURMAN

c.1970s ? - c.mid 1990s 1996? - 2010
2011 -

GEORGIA SOUTHERN

2006 October 13, 2012 November 9, 2013
*see note 1 below *see note 2 below
1982 - 2005; 2007 -

Georgia Southern's team first played in 1982.

*1 Worn during the 2012 home game vs Wofford.

*2 Worn during the 2013 home game vs Western Carolina. The word "TEACHERS" was worn at the front of the helmet; this was the team nickname of the Georgia Teachers' College (predecessor of GSU) football team through 1941.


SAMFORD

1984 - 1986 ? - 1998? 1999
September 10, 2011 2000 -
*see note 1 below

*1 Worn during the 2011 home game vs Stillman.


WESTERN CAROLINA

1950 - 1968 1989 1990
1992 - 1997 1998 - 2001 2002 - 2007
2008 - 2011 2012 2013 -

WOFFORD

1983 1985 - 1987 1988 - present

Wofford used black helmets during at least the early 1980s, and used white helmets around 1970. Overall, I have not received much historical information yet for Wofford.