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The Tulane Green Wave is the football team of Tulane University. They also play in American football sport. The Green Wave competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). In addition, they play as a member club of the American Athletic Conference (The American). Similarly, the current coach of the football team is Willie Fritz, and they played its home games in Yulman Stadium on its campus. Furthermore, the campus is situated in Uptown New Orleans since 2014. In addition, Tulane played home games in the Louisiana Superdome for nearly 40 seasons before that season.

Furthermore, The Yulman stadium has a capacity of 30,000 spectators and is constructed in such a way that it can be expanded.


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Conference affiliations of Tulane Football Team


  • Independent (1893–1894)
  • Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1895–1921)
  • Southern Conference (1922–1932)
  • Southeastern Conference (1933–1965)
  • Independent (1966–1995)
  • Conference USA (1996–2013)
  • American Athletic Conference (2014–present)

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Furthermore, some of the rivals of the Tulane Green Wave Football are:

  • LSU
  • Southern Miss
  • Auburn
  • Ole Miss


The official mascot for the team was Riptide the Pelican which, in addition, debuted in 1998 with the re-branding of Tulane athletics. The school used an angry wave nicknamed “Gumby” by fans before that, and a John Chase creation named “Greenie” before that.  The official colours for the team are Olive Green and Sky Blue. The Olive and the Blue is the fight song used by the team.

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Current Coaching Staff

  1. Willie Fritz- Head coach
  2. Will Hall- Offensive Coordinator
  3. Jack Curtis- Defensive Coordinator as well as Safeties
  4. Jamaal Fobbs- Running Backs
  5. Kevin Peoples- Defensive Line
  6. Slade Nagle- Tight Ends
  7. Mike Mutz- Linebackers
  8. Chris Hampton- Defensive backs
  9. Jeff Conway- Wide Receivers
  10. J. J. McCleskey- Secondary
  11. Cody Kennedy- Offensive Line
  12. Johnny Jernigan- Defensive Analyst as well as Recruiting
  13. Jordy Joseph- Offensive Analyst as well as Recruiting
  14. Chris Couch- Special Teams Analyst as well as Recruiting
  15. Donn Landholm- Director of Player Development
  16. Shane Meyer- Director of Football Operations
  17. Wesley Fritz- Director of Player Personnel
  18. Kyle Speer- Director of Strength as well as Conditioning
  19. Kati Morse- Director of New Media
  20. Rushell Harvey- On-campus Recruiting Coordinator
  21. Mitchell Bernardo- Director of Football Video Operations
  22. Brandon Vyhnalek- Football Video Coordinator
  23. Ben Thomas- Graduate Assistant as well as Offense
  24. Favian Upshaw- Graduate Assistant as well as Offense
  25. Jake Stone- Graduate Assistant as well as Defense
  26. JT Cleveland- Graduate Assistant as well as Defense
  27. Patrick Duffey- Graduate Assistant as well as Recruiting
  28. Gray Raynal- Graduate Assistant as well as Video