University of Montana Grizzlies

 

The Montana Grizzlies and Lady Griz are part of the Big Sky Conference and compete in NCAA Division 1. UM offers 14 intercollegiate programs in men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, football, women’s golf, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis and women’s volleyball.

Men’s Sports

Basketball

Head Coach: Wayne Tinkle

The Montana Grizzlies basketball team is an NCAA Division I college basketball team competing in the Big Sky Conference. Home games are played at Dahlberg Arena located inside the University of Montana’s Adams Center.

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Football

Head Coach: Mick Delaney

Washington Grizzly Stadium - Missoula Montana

The Grizzlies won national champs in 1995 and 2001 and have qualified for a record 16 consecutive playoffs. They have played football from 1897 to present.
The Grizzlies rank among the all time playoff appearance leaders, with appearances in 1982, 1988, 1989, 1993-2009. The Grizzlies playoff streak is the record at the I-AA level, now known as the NCAA Division I Championship Subdivision. The team’s continuous streak ended in 2010 with a loss to the Montana State University Bobcats ending their season with 7-4 record an no invitation to the post-season for the first time in 17 years.

The Grizzlies have won (105-27) games this decade (1998–2008) – the most wins by any FCS or Football Bowl Subdivision team in the nation. Currently from (1999–2009) they are (104-23) with an .819 winning percentage. The stadium opened on October 18, 1986, and the Griz have racked up a home record of 142-20 (.876).
The Grizzlies won the national championship in 1995 under Don Read when Dave Dickenson led the team to a victory over Marshall University in the national championship game. In 2001, coach Joe Glenn led the Montana Grizzlies to another national championship, defeating Furman University by a score of 13-6.
The Grizzlies play in the Brawl of the Wild every year, a rivalry game against Montana State University – Bozeman. The Griz lead the series 68-35-5 ties. The Griz used to play a rivalry game against the University of Idaho Vandals for the Little Brown Stein. The Griz trail the all-time series 27-55-2. However, the Griz won the last four meetings between 2000–2003

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Cross Country

Head Coach: Courtney Babcock

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Tennis

Head Coach: Kris Nord

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Indoor Track and Field

Program Director : Brian Schweyen

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Outdoor Track and Field

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Women’s Sports

Basketball

Head Coach: Robin Selvig

The Lady Griz, as the women’s basketball team is known, is one of the most successful women’s basketball programs in the country. As of the end of the 2008-2009 season they have compiled a 757-252 (.750) record and a 388-85 (.820) conference record. Their head coach is Robin Selvig, who is now in in his 32 year, having compiled a record of 725-204 (.780). They play their games at Dahlberg Arena.

The Lady Griz have made the NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Championship tournament 18 times, compiling a 6-18 record. They’ve also have 3 WNIT appearances. Through all of their success, the Lady Griz have never advanced past the second round, having reach it 7 times (1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1995). They have also won 22 regular season conference championships (Northwest Women’s Basketball League, Mountain West Conference, Big Sky Conference.

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Golf

Head Coach : Emily Milberger

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Soccer

Head Coach: Mark Plakorus.

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Tennis

Head Coach: Steve Ascher

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Indoor Track and Field

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Outdoor Track and Field

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Volleyball

Head Coach: Jerry Wagner

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