List of Montana Grizzlies football seasons

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Washington–Grizzly Stadium, where the Grizzlies have played since 1986.

This is a list of seasons completed by the Montana Grizzlies football team of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). Since the team's creation in 1893, the Grizzlies have participated in more than 1,100 officially sanctioned games.


Seasons[edit]

Year Coach Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Fred Smith (Independent) (1897)
1897 Smith 1–2–3
F.B. Searight (Independent) (1898)
1898 Searight 3–2
Guy Cleveland (Independent) (1899)
1899 Cleveland 1–2
Frank Bean (Independent) (1900–1901)
1900 Bean 0–1
1901 Bean 2–3
Dewitt Peck (Independent) (1902)
1902 Peck 0–2
H.B. Conibear (Independent) (1903–1904)
1903 Conibear 2–5
1904 Conibear 3–2
F.W. Schule (Independent) (1905–1906)
1905 Schule 2–3
1905 Schule 2–4
Albion Findley (Independent) (1907)
1907 Schule 4–1–1
Roy White (Independent) (1908–1909)
1908 White 1–2–1
1909 White 6–0–1
Robert Cary (Independent) (1910–1911)
1910 Cary 3–2–1
1911 Cary 2–1
W.C. Philoon (Independent) (1912)
1912 Philoon 4–3
A.G. Heilman (Independent) (1913–1914)
1913 Heilman 2–4
1914 Heilman 7–0–1
Jerry Nissen (Independent) (1915–1917)
1915 Nissen 2–2–2
1916 Nissen 4–1–1
1917 Nissen 1–4
Bernie Bierman (Independent) (1919–1921)
1919 Bierman 2–3–2
1920 Bierman 4–3
1921 Bierman 3–3–1
J.W. Stewart (Independent) (1922–1923)
1922 Stewart 3–4
1923 Stewart 4–4
Earl Clark (Pacific Coast Conference) (1924–1925)
1924 Clark 4–4 0–3 9th
1925 Clark 3–4–1 1–4 8th
Frank Milburn (Pacific Coast Conference) (1926–1930)
1926 Milburn 3–5 0–4 8th
1927 Milburn 3–4–1 0–4 9th
1928 Milburn 4–5–1 0–5 10th
1929 Milburn 3–5–1 0–4–1 9th
1930 Milburn 5–3 1–3 7th
Bunny Oakes (Pacific Coast Conference) (1931–1934)
1931 Oakes 1–6 0–5 10th
1932 Oakes 2–7 0–5 10th
1933 Oakes 3–4 0–4 10th
1934 Oakes 2–5–1 0–4–1 10th


Doug Fessenden (Pacific Coast Conference) (1935–1941)
1935 Fessenden 1–5–2 0–5–1 10th
1936 Fessenden 6–3 1–3 8th
1937 Fessenden 7–1 0–1 10th
1938 Fessenden 5–3–1 0–1 10th
1939 Fessenden 3–6 1–2 7th
1940 Fessenden 4–4–1 1–2 8th
1941 Fessenden 6–3 1–3 9th
Clyde Carpenter (Pacific Coast Conference) (1942)
1942 Carpenter 0–8 0–6 10th
George Dahlberg (Pacific Coast Conference) (1945)
1945 Dahlberg 1–4 0–1 9th
Doug Fessenden (Pacific Coast Conference) (1946–1948)
1946 Fessenden 4–4 1–3 7th
1947 Fessenden 7–4 2–1 5th
1948 Fessenden 3–7 0–3 10th
Ted Shipkey (Pacific Coast Conference) (1949)
1949 Shipkey 5–4 0–3 10th
Ted Shipkey (NCAA University Division independent) (1950)
1950 Shipkey 5–5
Ted Shipkey (Mountain States Conference) (1951)
1951 Shipkey 2–7 1–4


Ed Chinske (Mountain States Conference) (1952–1954)
1952 Chinske 2–7–1 1–5
1953 Chinske 3–5 2–4
1954 Chinske 3–6 1–5
Jerry Williams (Mountain States Conference) (1955–1957)
1955 Williams 3–7 2–4
1956 Williams 1–9 1–6
1957 Williams 2–7 2–5
Ray Jenkins (Mountain States Conference) (1958–1961)
1958 Jenkins 0–10 0–7
1959 Jenkins 1–8 1–5
1960 Jenkins 5–5 2–5
1961 Jenkins 2–6 2–4
Ray Jenkins (Independent) (1962)
1962 Jenkins 5–5
Ray Jenkins (Big Sky Conference) (1963)
1963 Jenkins 1–9 0–3
Hugh Davidson (Big Sky Conference) (1964–1966)
1964 Davidson 3–6 1–2
1965 Davidson 4–6 2–2
1966 Davidson 1–8 0–4
Jack Swarthout (Big Sky Conference) (1967–1975)
1967 Swarthout 7–3 2–2 T–2nd
1968 Swarthout 2–7 0–4 5th
1969 Swarthout 10–1 4–0 1st L Camellia
1970 Swarthout 10–1 5–0 1st L Camellia
1971 Swarthout 6–5 3–2 3rd
1972 Swarthout 3–8 3–3 T–3rd
1973 Swarthout 4–6 2–4 T–4th
1974 Swarthout 3–6–1 2–3–1 4th
1975 Swarthout 6–4 3–3 4th
Gene Carlson (Big Sky Conference) (1976–1979)
1976 Carlson 4–6 3–3 5th
1977 Carlson 4–6 1–5 7th
1978 Carlson 5–6 4–2 T–2nd
1979 Carlson 3–7 2–5 T–6th
Larry Donovan (Big Sky Conference) (1980–1985)
1980 Donovan 3–7 1–6 8th
1981 Donovan 7–3 5–2 3rd
1982 Donovan 6–6 5–2 T–1st
1983 Donovan 4–6 3–4 T–5th
1984 Donovan 2–8–1 0–7 8th
1985 Donovan 3–8 2–5 6th
Don Read (Big Sky Conference) (1986–1995)
1986 Read 6–4 4–4 4th
1987 Read 6–5 5–3 3rd
1988 Read 8–4 6–2 2nd L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
1989 Read 11–3 7–1 2nd L NCAA Division I-AA Semifinal
1990 Read 7–4 4–4 4th
1991 Read 7–4 6–2 T–2nd
1992 Read 6–5 4–3 T–3rd
1993 Read 10–2 7–0 1st L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
1994 Read 11–3 5–2 T–2nd L NCAA Division I-AA Semifinal
1995 Read 13–2 6–1 1st W NCAA Division I-AA Championship
Mick Dennehy (Big Sky Conference) (1996–1999)
1996 Dennehy 14–1 8–0 1st L Division I-AA Championship
1997 Dennehy 8–4 6–2 2nd L Division I-AA First Round
1998 Dennehy 8–4 6–2 1st L Division I-AA First Round
1999 Dennehy 9–3 7–1 1st L Division I-AA First Round
Joe Glenn (Big Sky Conference) (2000–2002)
2000 Glenn 13–2 8–0 1st L NCAA Division I-AA Championship
2001 Glenn 15–1 7–0 1st W NCAA Division I-AA Championship
2002 Glenn 11–2 5–2 T–1st L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal


Bobby Hauck (Big Sky Conference) (2003–2009)
2003 Hauck 9–4 5–2 T–1st L Div. I-AA first round
2004 Hauck 12–3 6–1 T–1st L Div. I-AA championship
2005 Hauck 8–4 5–2 T–1st L Div. I-AA first round
2006 Hauck 12–2 8–0 1st L Div. I (FCS) semifinal
2007 Hauck 11–1 8–0 1st L Div. I (FCS) first round
2008 Hauck 14–2 7–1 T–1st L Div. I (FCS) championship
2009 Hauck 14–1 8–0 1st L Div. I (FCS) championship
Robin Pflugrad (Big Sky Conference) (2010–2011)
2010 Pflugrad 7–4 5–3 T–3rd
2011 Pflugrad 11–3 7–1 T–1st L NCAA Division I Semifinal


Mick Delaney (Big Sky Conference) (2012–2014)
2012 Delaney 5–6 3–5 T–8th
2013 Delaney 10–3 6–2 3rd L NCAA Division I Second Round
2014 Delaney 9–5 6–2 T–2nd L NCAA Division I Second Round


Bob Stitt (Big Sky Conference) (2015–present)
2015 Stitt 8–5 6–2 T–2nd L FCS Playoffs Second Round
2016 Stitt 6–5 3–5 8th
Total:
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

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