Montana Grizzlies coach Bob Stitt is now a household name after his team officially opened college football season in style in defeating the four-time defending FCS champions North Dakota State Bison, but it should also be noted that this is not the first time that Stitt has had significant accomplishments on the football field.
Prior to arriving at Montana, Stitt was the head coach at the Division II Colorado School of Mines for 15 years. The program had been considered one of the worst in Division II prior to his arrival and in his time there, he won three Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) titles and went 108-62 (83-44 RMAC).
It just so happens that last year, Fox Sports did a feature on Stitt that can be viewed here.
It’s obvious that if there’s one thing Stitt is great at doing, it’s building relationships with his players. Last night’s game was a close one from start to finish, but Stitt was able to rally the troops and the Grizzlies pulled off the 38-35 win with time winding down.
Needless to say, after watching this video, it’s going to be tough to not jump on the Montana bandwagon.
Stitt’s next test will be at home against the Big Sky’s Cal Poly Mustangs on September 5.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Missoulian