|Colorado Mines Orediggers football|
|Head coach|| Gregg Brandon |
6th season, 47–13 (.783)
|Stadium|| Marv Kay Stadium at Campbell Field |
|NCAA division||Division II|
|All-time record||482–551–30 (.468)|
|Colors||Silver and Blue |
The Colorado Mines Orediggers football team represents the Colorado School of Mines in the sport of American football.Gregg Brandon has been the head coach since 2015, taking over for Bob Stitt, the winningest coach in school history. The football team has played in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference since 1909. They have won 23 conference titles, with 10 of them occurring prior to joining the RMAC (1888, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1897, 1898, 1904, 1906, 1907). They have won 13 conference titles in the RMAC (1912, 1914, 1918, 1939, 1942, 1951, 1958, 2004, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019). They have made the NCAA Tournament five times in this century. As of the end of the 2019 season, the Orediggers have an all-time record of 482-551-30.
|Head coach||Period||Record||Win %||Conference championships|
|Louis Mein Whitehouse||1896||3–3||.500||0|
|Conrad F. Goss||1897||6–3||.667||1|
|Clarence W. Russell||1908||2–3||.400||0|
|Theodore M. Stuart||1910–1911||4–9||.308||0|
|William E. Johnston & Erle Kristler||1912||8–1||.889||1|
|Erle Kristler & Harry G. Buckingham||1913||5-1||.833||0|
|William J. Hanley||1914–1915||9–2||.818||1|
|Fred G. Carter||1916||3–3||.500||0|
|Charles "Poss" Parsons||1917||5–3||.625||0|
|Irving J. Barron||1918||4–0||1.000||1|
|Elmer Capshaw & Tim Callahan||1922||4-2-1||.643||0|
|George H. Allen||1927–1930||7–20||.259||0|
|George H. Allen & Elmer Wynne||1931–1932||2-12-1||.167||0|
|George W. Scott||1934–1935||2-12||.143||0|
|A. F. White||1936||2–6||.250||0|
|Fritz S. Brennecke||1947–1968||78–113–8||.412||2|
|Marvin L. Kay||1969–1994||84–157–6||.340||0|
Source: Colorado School of Mines Football Media Guide
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