Montana Tech's new turf to be called Bob Green Field

2013-06-19T14:29:00Z 2013-06-19T16:36:04Z Montana Tech's new turf to be called Bob Green FieldThe Associated Press The Associated Press
June 19, 2013 2:29 pm  • 

BUTTE — For nearly a quarter of a century, the name Bob Green was synonymous with Montana Tech football.

On Wednesday, the college announced his legacy will continue. The new playing surface at Tech's Alumni Coliseum will be named "Bob Green Field," in honor of the longtime football coach who served as the main fundraiser for the Digger Turf project.

Tech Chancellor Don Blackketter said "Bob Green Field" will be stitched into the turf on both sidelines.

Green, who retired in 2011, said he's proud, humbled and grateful for the honor.

Green coached Montana Tech's football team for 24 years, posting a 140-116-1 record. His teams advanced to the NAIA national playoffs five times and finished as national runner-up in 1996. Green was named Frontier Conference coach of the year six times.

The official dedication of the field will take place during Tech's Sept. 21 home opener against Montana Western.

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