San Diego Growlers

The San Diego Growlers are a professional Ultimate team that plays in the South Division of the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL). They played their first season in 2015.

San Diego Growlers
LeagueAmerican Ultimate Disc League
Based inSan Diego, California
StadiumMission Bay High School[1]
Mira Mesa High School
Serra High School
Balboa Stadium
Head CoachKevin Stuart
Playoff berths1 (2018)


When the American Ultimate Disc League showed interest in expanding to the West Coast, three local club Ultiamte players explored club interest in the San Diego area and eventually bought the franchise territory rights to the area, beginning the history of the Growlers.[2] The AUDL officially announced the Growlers as an expansion team in October 2014, noting that the team's name has a dual meaning as a reference to both the animal and the craft beer scene.[3]

While the Growlers experienced a moderate amount of success in the early history of the team, a rivalry quickly formed with the Los Angeles Aviators, the closest team to the Growlers, which was also established before the 2015 season.[4]

In 2018, the Growlers advanced to the AUDL playoffs for the first time, falling to division rival Los Angeles in the West Division finals.[5]

Before the 2019 season, two-time AUDL MVP Goose Helton joined the team after playing with Raleigh in 2018.[6]


  1. "Los Angeles Aviators vs San Diego Growlers (Pro Ultimate Game)". San Diego CityBeat. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  2. Daughtery, Patrick. "Putting the Ultiamte in Frisbee". San Diego Reader. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  3. Eisenhood, Charlie. "AUDL Opening San Diego Franchise In 2015". Ultiworld. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  4. "Rivalry Week – Playing for Pride". Los Angeles Aviators. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  5. Rubin, Alex. "AUDL Throwaround: Playoff Edition". Ultiworld. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  6. "2019 AUDL Season Preview". Ultiworld. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
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