Birmingham-Southern Athletic History

 

Birmingham-Southern College traces its modern athletic history back to the 1918-19 academic year when Birmingham College and Southern University merged to form Birmingham-Southern College. While athletics existed at both previous institutions and some records of those teams and events exist, BSC's official athletic life began in that 1918-19 season.

For a list of BSC's annual athletic award winners, visit our Awards Page.

 

Athletic Directors

Kyndall Waters
2016-Present
 
Joe Dean Jr. (17 years)
1999-2016
 
Michael Robinson (6 years)
1993-1999
 
Dr. Rob Moxley (11 years)
1982-1993
 
Dr. Don Green (7 years)
1975-1982
 
Dick Layton (4 years)
1971-1975
 
Bill Battle (31 years)*
1940-1971
 
Ben Englebert (5 years)
1935-1940
 
Carey Robinson (7 years)
1927-1933
 
Harold Drew (4 years)
1923-1927
 
Charlie Brown (4 years)
1919-1923
 
Willard G. Asmus (1 year)
1918-1919

* Bill Battle's title from 1940 through 1951 was Director of Intramurals as few varsity sports were offered. He served in the role of athletic director during that time.

 

Varsity Sports History

Year(s) Total # Details
1918 4 Varsity competition begins with baseball, basketball (M), football, and track and field (M)
1925 5 Tennis (M) added
1928 6 Cross Country (M) added
1933 6 Cross country (M) discontinued
    Golf (M) added
1938 5 Golf (M) discontinued
1939-46 0 No varsity sports - World War II
1946 2 Varsity competition resumes with only basketball (M) and tennis (M)
1949 3 Baseball added
1951 1 Baseball and tennis (M) discontinued
1957 3 Swimming (M) and wrestling added
1958 2 Swimming (M) discontinued
1960 3 Swimming (M) added
1961 1 Swimming (M) and wrestling discontinued
1964 2 Golf (M) added
1965 3 Tennis (M) added
1966 7 Baseball, gymnastics (M/W), and swimming (M) added
1967 5 Gymnastics (M/W) discontinued
1968 4 Golf (M) discontinued
1970 2 Swimming (M) and tennis (M) discontinued
1977 4 Tennis (M/W) added
1983 5 Soccer (M) added
1995 6 Soccer (W) added
1998 9 Cross Country (M/W) and volleyball added
2000 10 Basketball (W)
2001 15 Air Rifle (W),  golf (M/W), and softball added
2007 21 Football, lacrosse (M/W), and indoor/outdoor track and field (M/W) added
2010 20 Air Rifle (W) discontinued
2012 22 Swimming and diving (M/W) added