Coach Bob Green wasn’t the first choice for Montana Tech when he was hired to lead the Oredigger football team in December 1986.

He wasn’t even the second choice, and he might not have been the third.

But he was clearly the right choice.

It is hard image Montana Tech football without Coach Green leading the team for 24 seasons. Even after his retirement following the 2010 season, Coach Green and Oredigger football are synonymous. 

He is beloved by his players, fans and the media members who were lucky enough to cover his career.

Green served his country as a Marine during the Vietnam War. The he played college football and went into coaching. Eventually, his coaching career brought and his wife, the Lovely and Talented Pam Green, to the Mining City, and they proved to be a perfect fit.

Click here to listen in as Green discusses growing up in Nebraska, his days as a Marine, his coaching career and so many of his highlights (and even some lowlights) coaching the Orediggers.