Old Dominion Monarchs

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The Old Dominion Monarchs and Lady Monarchs are composed of 18 intercollegiate athletic teams representing Old Dominion University, located in Norfolk, Virginia. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, football, golf, sailing, soccer, swimming, and tennis. Women's sports include basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, golf, sailing, soccer, swimming, tennis, rowing, and volleyball. The Monarchs compete in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and are members of the Sun Belt Conference.

The football program was established in 1930, when the school was the Norfolk division of William & Mary. It was disbanded after the 1940 season and not reinstated until 2005. The team, now known as the Old Dominion Monarchs, began play as an FCS independent in 2009.


Old Dominion Monarchs college football
First Season
Team History
Old Dominion Monarchs (2009-present)
William & Mary Norfolk Division Braves (1930-40)
Sun Belt Conference (2022-present)
Conference USA (2014-2021)
Colonial Athletic Association (2011-12)
Independent (1930-40, 2009-10, 2013)
S.B. Ballard Stadium (1936-40, 2009-present)
Key People
Players • Coaches

Media guides and yearbooks by season

Media guides

2020s 2021 • 2022
Sun Belt Conference
Full members (w/ football) Appalachian State Mountaineers • Arkansas State Red Wolves • Coastal Carolina Chanticleers • Georgia Southern Eagles • Georgia State Panthers  • Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns • Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks • Old Dominion Monarchs • South Alabama Jaguars • Texas State Bobcats  • Troy Trojans
Football-only members Little Rock Trojans • UT Arlington Mavericks
Football Venues S.B. Ballard Stadium
FBS Conferences American Athletic Conference • Atlantic Coast Conference • Big 12 Conference • Big Ten Conference • Conference USA • Mid-American Conference • Mountain West Conference • Pac-12 Conference • Southeastern Conference • Sun Belt Conference
FCS Conferences Big Sky Conference • Big South Conference • Colonial Athletic Association • Ivy League • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference • Missouri Valley Football Conference • Northeast Conference • Ohio Valley Conference • Patriot League • Pioneer Football League • Southern Conference • Southland Conference • Southwestern Athletic Conference
Other Conferences Current: ASUN Conference • Big East Conference • West Coast Conference
Former: Big Eight Conference • Pacific Coast Conference • Southwest Conference