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Salisbury University Football

Program Highlights

  • 11 NCAA Tournament Appearances
  • 17 AFCA D3football.com All-Americans
  • 15 D3football.com All-Americans
  • 232 All-Conference Selections
  • Six Conference Championships Titles
  • Six ECAC Bowl Championships
  • Three Undefeated Regular Seasons
  • 1986 National Finalist
  • 1983 National Semifinalist

Salisbury was crowned the 2019 new jersey athletic conference champions after an undefeated regular season to earn a trip to the NCAA Tournament

Tyler Norwood was a consensus All-American in 2019 with All-American awards from the AP, American Football Coaches Association and D3football.com.

Sean Carroll picked up All-American honors from D3football.com in 2019. In addition, he was selected a Preseason All-American in 2020.

Jack Lanham was named the NJAC Co-Offensive Player of the Year in 2019. He led the team in passing yards and rushing yards to help the team win the NJAC Championship.

Head Coach Sherman Wood was selected as the NJAC Coach of the Year after an 11-1 season in 2019 and leading the Sea Gulls to the NCAA Elite Eight.

Postseason success

Salisbury University has qualified for 16 consecutive postseason appearances, the most in the East Region.

  1. Salisbury University Sea Gulls - 16 - (2004-present)
  2. Wesley College Wolverines - 15 - (2005-present)
  3. Delaware Valley University Aggies - 12 - (2008-present)
  4. Three others - 5 - (2014-present)

The Sea Gulls nest

meet coach wood

Sherman Wood enters his 22nd season as the head coach of the Salisbury University football team. Wood has coached football since 1984 and led the Salisbury football team since 1999

Coaching Highlights

  • Program's all-time winningest coach - 156 wins
  • 18 postseason appearances
  • Eight NCAA Championship Tournament Appearances
  • Six Conference Championships
  • Five Conference Coach of the Year awards
  • 2011 AFCA Region Coach of the Year

su athletics: A Tradition of excellence

For over 80 years Salisbury University athletics have played an integral part in campus life. The University's exemplary student-athletes and outstanding coaches have created a legacy of excellence that place SU's 21 NCAA Division III teams among the top programs in the nation.

The Sea Gulls have been ranked among the top 10% of the Learfield Sports Director's Cup standings for 15 of the past 16 years, with 171 conference championships, 12 CAC All-Sports Awards, 20 NCAA Division III Team National Championships and 24 NCAA Individual National Championships.