UNA IS STATE'S WINNINGEST COLLEGE FOOTBALL PROGRAM FOR LAST 20 YEARS FLORENCE -- In a state where football tradition abounds like few others in the nation, the University of North Alabama stands at the top as the winningest college football program in the state of Alabama for the last 20 years.
Over the last 20 seasons, since 1990, the UNA football program has an overall 171-67-1 record, which represents the most wins by any state school. UNA also has a 71.7 winning percentage since 1990, which is also the best in the state. UNA had a combined 87-31-1 record in the 1990s and an 84-36 mark in the 2000s.
Over the last two decades the Lions have made 12 NCAA Division II playoff appearances, won six NCAA Regional Championships, six Gulf South Conference Championships and three NCAA Division II National Championships.
Coming a 14-0 season, the University of Alabama moved into second place for most wins in the last 20 years with 160. Tuskegee is third with 159 and Auburn and Troy have 157 each. Tuskegee ranks second in winning percentage at 70.0, followed by Auburn, Troy and Alabama.
UNA is coming off an 11-2 campaign in 2009, which was the Lions first season with Terry Bowden as head coach. It marked UNA's fifth straight season with 10 wins or more and the team's fifth straight year in the Division II playoffs.