Gulf South Conference


DELTA STATE FLORIDA TECH MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
"Statesmen" "Panthers" "Choctaws"
Cleveland, MS Melbourne, FL Clinton, MS
NORTH ALABAMA SHORTER VALDOSTA STATE
"Lions" "Hawks" "Blazers"
Florence, AL Rome, GA Valdosta, GA
WEST ALABAMA WEST GEORGIA
"Tigers" "Wolves"
Livingston, AL Carrollton, GA

Comments

West Georgia used a new helmet design in 2014 (shown above), while both Florida Tech and Shorter made mid-season switches to new designs.

Mississippi College is in the process of re-joining this conference, and also used a new helmet design in 2014 (shown above).


Historical Helmets

DELTA STATE

c.early 1990s(?) ? - 2008? 2009 only?
2010 - 2011 2012 November 15, 2014
*see note 1 below
2013 -

The 1966 Delta State helmet has been described as having a white shell with a "D" logo on the sides. No other historical helmet information has been received for this team.

*1 Worn during the 2014 home game vs Mississippi College.


FLORIDA TECH

2013 -
September 27, 2014
October 2, 2014 -
*see note 1 below

2013 was the first year for this team.

*1 The "FIT" logo was worn only on the left side of this design in 2014; uniform numerals were worn on the right side (as shown below).


MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE

? - 2003 2004 - 2005 2006 - 2013
2014 -

NORTH ALABAMA

1977 - 1987 1988 1989
1990 - 2001 2002 - 2004 2005 - 2011
2012 -

This school was known as Florence State College from 1957 until 1968, when it was renamed Florence State University. The name was changed to University of North Alabama in 1974.

I would appreciate any information about the team's pre-1977 helmet designs.


SHORTER

2005 - 2009 2010 - 2012 2013
September 4, 2014 -
September 20, 2014
October 2, 2014 -
*see note 1 below

2005 was the first season for the Shorter football team.

*1 The logo on this design commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Shorter football team. The lettering within the logo reads "SHORTER HAWKS FOOTBALL / TEN YEARS" and "2005 / 2014". The anniversary logo was worn only on the left side of each helmet, while the same "hawk head" logo as was used in 2013 was worn on the right side.


VALDOSTA STATE

1997 - 1999 ? - 1996;
2000 - 2003
2004
2005 2006 2007 - 2009
2010 -

Here are descriptions of some earlier VSU helmets provided by site visitor H2F:

The VsU team first played in 1982. Below is a photograph of another supposed VSU helmet design from an unknown year:


WEST ALABAMA

? - 2000? 2001? - 2003 2004 - 2006
2007 - 2011 2012 -

This school was known as Livingston University prior to 1995. I have not received any information about earlier helmet designs for the football team, which dates back to at least 1946.


WEST GEORGIA

1984 1981 - 1983; 1985 - c.1993 ? - 2002
*see note 1 below
2003 - 2004 2005 2006
2007 - 2008 2009 - 2013 2014 -

The first West Georgia football team played in 1981. The helmet design used by the team through most of its first decade featured red helmet shells with white facemasks and with the letters "WG" in white, outlined in blue, on the sides; there was also a white/blue/white stripe sequence. A different logo was used in 1984 only; it has been described by a visitor to this web site as "a smaller scale G sitting on top of the letter W with an Indian spear going from left to right in the middle of the letters". The team nickname was "Braves" prior to the 2006 football season.

*1 This design was in use by at least 1994.