Fort Hays State Tigers

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Fort Hays State Tigers
UniversityFort Hays State University
ConferenceThe MIAA
NCAADivision II
Athletic directorCurtis Hammeke
LocationHays, Kansas
Varsity teams16
Football stadiumLewis Field
Basketball arenaGross Memorial Coliseum
Baseball stadiumLarks Park
MascotVictor E. Tiger
ColorsBlack and Gold[1]

FHSU Athletics wordmark.svg

The Fort Hays State Tigers athletic teams represent Fort Hays State University. The school's teams participate in the NCAA Division II Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA),[2] except for wrestling, which competes as a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC).

Athletics department overview[edit]

MIAA logo in Fort Hay State's colors

Fort Hays State offers sixteen sports at a varsity level. Entering the 2010–2011 school year, Fort Hays State has captured 58 Conference titles, they also have captured nine total national championships.[3]

Conference membership history[edit]

Sports sponsored[edit]

Men's sports Women's sports
Baseball Basketball
Basketball Cross country
Cross country Golf
Football Soccer
Golf Softball
Soccer Tennis
Track and field Track and field
Wrestling Volleyball
† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor



The Fort Hays State basketball program holds several national basketball titles; the men's team claimed national championships in 1984 and 1985 (NAIA), back to back, and in 1996 (NCAA Division II) with a remarkable 34 and 0 record.


The women's basketball team also brought home the national title in 1991 (NAIA); the team is currently coached by Tony Hobson.


The football program at Fort Hays began in 1902;[4] the first year a coach was assigned to the team was 1913 when Ira Van Cleave led the team to a record of 4 wins and 2 losses.[5] Other coaches in the school's history include Wayne J. McConnell, Jim Gilstrap, James J. Yeager, and former Kansas Governor Andrew Frank Schoeppel. The coach beginning in 2011 is Chris Brown. Fort Hays State captured their first ever MIAA conference championship with a 13-12 win over Northwest Missouri State University on November 4, 2017 as they won their 10th game of the season against no losses with one regular season game against the University of Nebraska at Kearney remaining.


  1. ^ FHSU Identity Standards Manual (PDF). Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  2. ^ MIAA Conference Fort Hays State
  3. ^ "Fort Hays State Athletics Website". Retrieved 2010-11-17.
  4. ^ College Football Data Warehouse Fort Hays State, 1902–1904
  5. ^ College Football Data Warehouse Fort Hays State 1913 results

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