Southern Arkansas University (SAU)

Southern Arkansas University (SAU)

The Southern Arkansas Muleriders represent Southern Arkansas University in intercollegiate athletics. They are a member of the Great American Conference and compete in NCAA Division II, fielding 16 varsity teams in 10 sports.

Southern Arkansas University began its football program in 1911 when the school was known as the Third District Agricultural School.

The Mulerider’s first conference affiliation came in 1930 when the school joined the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference. SAU competed in the AIC until moving from NAIA to the NCAA Division II in 1995. Upon joining the NCAA, SAU competed in the Western Division of the Gulf South Conference.

In 2011, SAU along with nine other colleges in Arkansas and Oklahoma joined the Great American Conference. Before starting play in 2012, SAU had an all-time record of 429-413-30 (.509).

The Muleriders have won five conference titles (1948, 1951, 1952, 1972, 1997). Bill Koepple is in his 4th season as the Mulerider Head Coach.

SAU has been playing men’s basketball since the school was formed in 1911. The winningest coach in Mulerider history was Coach W.T. Watson. Serving as coach from 1965-1980, Watson compiled a record of 300-151. Watson’s teams won championships in 1966, 1967, and 1971.

Watson was named Athletic Director in 1980 and was replaced as basketball coach by Monroe Ingram. Ingram, a former Mulerider baseball coach, led the Mulerider basketball program from 1980 until his retirement in 1997. Ingram went 257-193 won the AIC in 1990. Since Ingram retired in 1997 SAU has seen its share of ups and downs. Brian Daugherty served the Muleriders for 7 years from 1998-2005 followed by Eric Bozeman from 2005-2012.

SAU is looking to achieve new heights in 2012-2013. Andy Sharpe was introduced as the new Mulerider head coach on April 9, 2012. Sharpe brings a career record of 168-70 to SAU.

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