Montevallo Falcons

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Montevallo Falcons
UniversityUniversity of Montevallo
ConferenceGulf South (primary)
Peach Belt (men's lacrosse, eSports)
NCAADivision II
Athletic directorMark Richard[1]
LocationMontevallo, Alabama
Varsity teams22 (11 men's, 11 women's)
Basketball arenaTrustmark Arena
Baseball stadiumKermit A. Johnson Field at Bob Riesener Stadium
Softball stadiumSoftball Stadium at Orr Park
Soccer stadiumVarsity Soccer Field
Aquatics centerSAC Natatorium
Lacrosse stadiumTrack and Field / Lacrosse Stadium
Tennis venueTennis Court Complex
MascotFreddie the Falcon[2]
ColorsPurple and gold[3]

The Montevallo Falcons are the athletic teams that represent the University of Montevallo, in Montevallo, Alabama, in intercollegiate sports at the Division II level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Falcons have primarily competed in the Gulf South Conference since the 2017–18 academic year. Rivals include West Alabama, Auburn Montgomery, Alabama–Huntsville, and North Alabama.

Montevallo competes in 22 intercollegiate varsity sports. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor and outdoor), and wrestling; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor and outdoor), and volleyball.

Conference affiliations[edit]


Varsity teams[edit]

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross country
Cross country Golf
Golf Lacrosse
Lacrosse Soccer
Soccer Softball
Swimming Swimming
Tennis Tennis
Track and field Track and field
Wrestling Volleyball
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor

Men's basketball[edit]

  • 2004 GSC Champion
  • 2004 NCAA South Region Finalist
  • 2005 GSC Champion
  • 2005 NCAA South Region Finalist
  • 2006 NCAA South Region Champions
  • 2006 NCAA Elite Eight Quarter finalists
  • 2007 GSC Champion
  • 2007 NCAA South Region Champions
  • 2007 NCAA Elite Eight Quarter finalists
  • 2010 NCAA Southeast Region Finalist
  • 2011 NCAA Southeast Region Tournament
  • 2012 PBC Tournament Champion
  • 2012 NCAA Southeast Region Champions
  • 2012 NCAA Division II National Finalist
  • 2013 NCAA Southeast Region Tournament
  • 2014 NCAA Southeast Region Finalist
  • 2015 PBC Regular Season Champion
  • 2015 PBC Tournament Champion
  • 2015 NCAA Southeast Region Finalist
  • The men's basketball team is led by coach Danny Young and assistant coach Brannan Anthony. Young, a native to Phoenix, Arizona, has brought considerable success to Montevallo's program after his arrival in 2003. He was named the Gulf South Conference East Division Coach of the Decade for 2000–2010, Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year for 2015 and Southeast Region Coach of the Year for 2015.[5]


  • 2006 NCAA South Central Region Champions
  • 2006 NCAA National
  • 2018 NCAA Regional

Montevallo baseball was led by former head coach Robert Riesener in 1973. Riesener led the Falcons' program for 30 years and ended his career with a 937-671 record. The baseball team is now led by coach Chandler Rose with the help of assistant coaches Ben Jackson and Franklin Bush. Going into the 2020 season, Rose will continue to lead the team for his 10th season. Rose has made an impressive turnaround in the Falcons' baseball program. Leading the Falcons to an NCAA Regional in 2018 and the Peach Belt Conference tournament championship game twice during his tenure. Back-to-back appearances by the Falcons in 2013 and 2014 marked just the third and fourth time Montevallo has played in a conference tournament championship game in its NCAA Division II era.[1] Montevallo baseball has had 28 players that have become professional baseball players one of which being Rusty Greer drafted by the Texas Rangers.[2] Nine of these players of which were coached by Rose.

Men's soccer[edit]

  • 1999 GSC Champions
  • 2004 GSC Champions
  • 2007 NCAA South Region Champions
  • 2007 Final Four
  • 2010 PBC Champions
  • 2012 PBC Champions
  • 2013 PBC Champions
  • 2021 GSC Regular Season Champions

The team has been coach by Bruce Dietterle since 2013. Trey Gregory has been the assistant since 2016.

Men's cross country[edit]

The men's cross country team was founded in 2010. Michael Marquardt was coach for the inaugural season, and was succeeded by current coach Tommy Barksdale.


In 2013, the board of trustees voted to start a women's softball program during the 2014–2015 competition season. This addition brought the number of university sports offered to 13. During the 2014-2015 year, a track stadium was built for the women's and newly formed men's track and field team in the fall.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]

Men's basketball[edit]

Men's soccer[edit]


  1. ^ "Mark Richard - Director of Athletics". Retrieved January 28, 2023.
  2. ^ "Freddie the Falcon". University of Montevallo. 2023-08-10. Retrieved 2023-11-14.
  3. ^ University of Montevallo Branding Standards (PDF). Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "GSC to add Auburn Montgomery and Montevallo". Gulf South Conference.
  5. ^ "Montevallo Athletics". Archived from the original on 2010-02-18.
  6. ^ "University of Montevallo Athletics". University of Montevallo Athletics Homepage. Archived from the original on 2011-09-17. Retrieved 2017-12-06.

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