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Montana Tech Football Coach Bob Green Announces Retirement


11/16/2010

Butte, Montana - At a press conference early today, Montana Tech head football coach Bob Green announced his intent to retire after leading the Orediggers for 24 years. Coach Green has not only been a leader on the Montana Tech campus but he is also a wonderful ambassador and recruiter for Montana Tech and Digger Athletics. "Coach Green always says it’s a great day to be a Digger. Well, it is always a great day to be a Digger but today is a little tough as we have come to the end of the most successful era of football in the history of Montana Tech," said athletic director Joe McClafferty. "This is the end of an era of the greatest coaching legend ever at Montana Tech and the Frontier Conference."

Coach Green took over the reins of the Orediggers football program in 1987. Under Green, the Diggers had many accomplished. Overall, Coach Green’s teams had 140 wins, 116 losses, and 1 tie. He has also shared more "Greenisms" than can be counted. During Green’s time at Montana Tech, the Diggers appeared in the playoffs five times and played for the National Championship in 1996. In his 24 years, his teams were either 1st or 2nd 16 times. He also coached 15 1st team all-Americans—two of which received the honor twice.

Coach Green has been committed to his student-athletes success on the field and in the classroom. Of the 308 seniors he coached, 293 of them graduated—a 95% graduation rate.

"Bob’s leadership is reflected in his coaches and players. His leadership has helped his fiercely loyal coaches and players to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more," said McClafferty.

"Bob Green’s success as a head football coach at Montana Tech is unprecedented," announced Montana Tech Chancellor Frank Gilmore. "He has set the standard for all coaches who follow him."

For more information, please contact Montana Tech athletic director Joe McClafferty at 406-496-4301.