In 1930, Jacksonville University (then known as Jacksonville Junior College) fielded its first football team. The team was coached by J. Ollie Edmunds, who would later become the university’s president. The team played a six-game schedule against other junior colleges and high schools in Florida. Their first game was played on October 11, 1930, against Fletcher High School, which the Jacksonville team won 19-0. The team finished the season with a 3-3 record. Football has been played at Jacksonville University ever since, and the team is now a member of the Pioneer Football League at the Division I Football Championship Subdivision level.