Dave Arnold (American football)

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Dave Arnold
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1944-09-17) September 17, 1944 (age 70)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1968–1972
1973
1974–1979
1980–1981
1982
1983–1986
1987–1988
1989–1994
1995–1997
1999–2004
2005–2007
Midland HS (MI) (assistant)
Alma HS (MI) (assistant)
Alma HS (MI)
Michigan State (OL)
Montana State (OL)
Montana State
Washington State (ST/OL)
Miami (FL) (ST/RB)
Seattle Seahawks (ST)
Albion (assistant)
Colorado State (assistant)
Head coaching record
Overall 18–29 (college)
Tournaments 3–0 (NCAA D-I-AA playoffs)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 NCAA Division I-AA national (1984)
1 Big Sky (1984)
Awards
AFCA Division I-AA Coach of the Year (1984)
Kodak National Coach of the Year (1984)
1984 Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year (1984)

Dave Arnold (born September 17, 1944) is a former American football coach. He served as the head football coach at Montana State University – Bozeman team from 1983 to 1986, compiling a record of 18–29. Arnold led his 1984 Montana State Bobcats team to a 12–2 record, a Big Sky Conference title, and the NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship. For his effort, he was named the AFCA Division I-AA Coach of the Year that season. The 1984 championship run followed a season in 1983 in which the Bobcats finished 1–10 and last in the conference. The 11-game turnaround is one of the largest in college football history.

Head coaching record[edit]

College[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Montana State Bobcats (Big Sky Conference) (1983–1986)
1983 Montana State 1–10 1–6 8th
1984 Montana State 12–2 6–1 1st W NCAA Division I-AA Championship
1985 Montana State 2–9 1–6 T–7th
1986 Montana State 3–8 2–5 T–6th
Montana State: 18–29 10–18
Total: 18–29
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

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