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MIAA Most Valuable Player: Bill Young, 1946; Tom Ward, 1947; Marv Frankel, 1954; Doug Maison, 1957; Duke Davis, 1960

G-MAC Player of the Year: Chance Stewart, 2018
G-MAC Coach of the Year
: Keith Otterbein, 2018
G-MAC Offensive Lineman of the Year
: Drew Callahan, 2018
G-MAC Defensive Lineman of the Year
: Zach VanValkenburg, 2018
G-MAC Defensive Back of the Year
: Wyatt Batdorff, 2018


GLIAC Player of the Year
: Scott Schulte, 1992; Mark Nicolet, 2007; Troy Weatherhead, 2010; Joe Glendening, 2011
GLIAC Coach of the Year: Dick Lowry, 1988; Keith Otterbein, 2009, 2011 
GLIAC Offensive Back of the Year: Scott Schulte, 1992, 1993
GLIAC Defensive Back of the Year: Tim Mustapha, 2000; Scott Duncan, 1997; Scott Elwer, 1994, 1995
GLIAC Freshman of the Year: Joe Reverman, 2015 

GLIAC Commissioner's Award Winners*: Mark Nicolet, 2007; Bill Kanitz, 2009; Phil Doerfler 2010; David Bakker 2011
* - the GLIAC Commissioner's Award goes to student-athletes who maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or better and are First-Team All-GLIAC caliber players on their teams.

NCAA Division II Statistical Champions: Kevin Clive, All-Purpose Yards, 2002 (2,093); Josh Mott, Solo Tackles, 2003 (93); Troy Weatherhead, Passing Efficiency, 2010 (171.59); Troy Weatherhead, Pass Completion Percentage, 2010 (76.9, NCAA all-division record); Joe Glendening, Points Per Game, 2011 (18.6).

NCAA Division II Playoff Appearances: 2009, 2010, 2018

NAIA Academic All-Americans: Mark Kellogg, 1981; Mike Buonocore, 1983; Steve Cook, 1984, 1985; Chris Foote, 1984; MIke Gatt, 1984, 1985; Jeff Gatt, 1985, 1986; Jeff Lantis, 1985; Steve Ferguson, 1985, 1986, 1987; Brian Boyse, 1986, 1987; Mark Meares, 1988.

NAIA Coach of the Year: Dick Lowry, 1982

Conference Affiliations: G-MAC: 2017- present ; GLIAC: 1975-89; 1999-2017; MIFC: 1990-98; Independent: 1961-74; MIAA: 1888-1960

History of the MIAA

Team Award Winners

Click on each link to view the list of historical team postseason award winners

Roy Beck Most Valuable Player
Outstanding Offensive Back
Outstanding Defensive Back
Outstanding Offensive Lineman
Joseph M. Vijuk Outstanding Defensive Lineman
Ralph Miller III Outstanding Linebacker
Freshman of the Year
One Play Warrior
Coach's Award
Howard "Champ" Messenger Award
Leonard R. Urbanick Award for Scholarship and Leadership

  

Hillsdale College Football: Year by year 

Season
(Team Stats)
Record
(Schedule/Results)
Roster Head Coach News
2018 10-3 Roster Keith Otterbein G-MAC Regular Season Champions
NCAA Division II Playoffs
2018 News Archives
2017 7-4  Roster Keith Otterbein 2017-18 News Archive
2016 5-5 Roster Keith Otterbein 2016-17 News Archive
2015 5-6 Roster Keith Otterbein 2015-16 News Archive
2014 4-7 Roster Keith Otterbein 2014-15 News Archive
2013 5-6 Roster Keith Otterben  2013-14 News Archive
2012 7-4 Roster Keith Otterbein GLIAC North Division Co-Champions
2012-13 News Archive
2011 8-3   Keith Otterbein GLIAC Regular Season Champions
GLIAC South Division Champions
2010 9-3   Keith Otterbein GLIAC Co-Champions
GLIAC South Division Champions
NCAA Division II Playoffs
2009 10-3   Keith Otterbein NCAA Division II Playoffs
2008 7-4   Keith Otterbein  
2007 8-3   Keith Otterbein  
2006 5-6   Keith Otterbein  
2005 6-5*   Keith Otterbein * - Hillsdale awarded win over Saginaw Valley State via forfeit. 
2004 4-7   Keith Otterbein  
2003 4-7   Keith Otterbein  
2002 4-7   Keith Otterbein  
2001 3-8   Dave Dye  
2000 3-8   Dave Dye  
1999 8-3 (6-3 GLIAC)   Dave Dye  
1998 3-8 Roster Dave Dye  
1997 4-7 (4-6 MIFC) Roster Dave Dye  
1996 6-5 Roster Dick Lowry  
1995 7-4 Roster Dick Lowry Chargers were #1 in the League in all Defensive categories
Chargers earn 500th win - first team in NCAA DII history 
1994 7-4 Roster Dick Lowry  
1993 7-3-1 (6-3-1 MIFC) Roster Dick Lowry Led the nation in Turnover Margin
1992 9-2 (8-2 MIFC) Roster Dick Lowry Led the nation in Turnover Margin
MIFC Regular Season Co-Champions
1991 5-6 Roster Dick Lowry  
1990 7-4 (7-3 MIFC) Roster Dick Lowry  
1989 6-4 Roster Dick Lowry  
1988 10-2 Roster Dick Lowry GLIAC Champions
NAIA Playoffs 
1987 6-5 Roster Dick Lowry  
1986 10-2 Roster Dick Lowry GLIAC Champions
NAIA Natioanl Semi-finals 
1985 11-1-1 Roster Dick Lowry GLIAC Champions
NAIA National Champions
The Story of the 1985 Team
1984 6-4 Roster Dick Lowry  
1983 8-2 Roster Dick Lowry  
1982 12-1 Roster Dick Lowry GLIAC Champions
NAIA National Semi-Finals
1981 10-2 Roster Dick Lowry NAIA National Semi-Finals
1980 7-3   Dick Lowry GLIAC Champions
1979 3-8   Ron Lynch  
1978 5-6   Ron Lynch  
1977 6-4 Roster Jack McAvoy  
1976 5-5   Jack McAvoy  
1975 7-4 Roster Jack McAvoy  
1974 6-3-1 Roster Jack McAvoy  
1973 7-2   Frank "Muddy" Waters  
1972 6-2   Frank "Muddy" Waters  
1971 6-5 Roster Frank "Muddy" Waters  
1970 8-2 Roster Frank "Muddy" Waters  
1969 8-2 Roster Frank "Muddy" Waters NAIA Playoffs
1968 6-3 Roster Frank "Muddy" Waters  
1967 3-5 Roster Frank "Muddy" Waters  
1966 3-5-1 Roster Frank "Muddy" Waters  
1965 6-3 Roster Frank "Muddy" Waters  
1964 7-2-1 Roster Frank "Muddy" Waters  
1963 6-3-1 Roster Frank "Muddy" Waters  
1962 5-3-1   Frank "Muddy" Waters  
1961 6-3 Roster Frank "Muddy" Waters  
1960 9-1 Roster Frank "Muddy" Waters MIAA Champions
1959 8-2 Roster Frank "Muddy" Waters MIAA Champions
1958 7-2 Roster Frank "Muddy" Waters MIAA Champions
1957 9-1   Frank "Muddy" Waters MIAA Champions
1956 9-0   Frank "Muddy" Waters MIAA Champions
1955 9-0   Frank "Muddy" Waters MIAA Champions
1954 7-1-1   Frank "Muddy" Waters MIAA Champions
1953 4-2-2   Charlie Bachman  
1952 3-5   Henry Fallon  
1951 2-6   Irv Wisniewski  
1950 2-6-1   Jack Petoskey  
1949 9-1   Jack Petoskey MIAA Champions
1948 7-1   Gib Holgate  
1947 8-0   Davey Nelson MIAA Champions
1946 7-1   Davey Nelson MIAA Champions
1945 0-5   Dwight Harwood  
1944 x      
1943 x      
1942 3-5      
1941 4-4      
1940 4-3      
1939 6-1      
1938 8-0     MIAA Champions
1937 3-6      
1936 5-5      
1935 4-6      
1934 3-5      
1933  8-0     MIAA Champions
1932 7-1     MIAA Champions
1931 8-0     MIAA Champions
1930 4-3      
1929 5-3      
1928 4-3      
1927 5-4      
1926 6-2      
1925 5-3      
1924  7-1     MIAA Champions
1923 4-4      
1922 3-5      
1921 5-3      
1920 6-1-1      
1919 3-4      
1918 1-5      
1917 0-5      
1916 4-2      
1915 5-3      
1914 4-3     MIAA Champions
1909 3-3      
1908 5-3      
1907 3-3      
1906 0-7      
1905 4-5      
1904 0-7      
1903 3-4      
1902 2-3      
1901 0-2      
1900 1-1      
1899 3-4      
1898 4-1      
1897 1-0-1      
1896 1-3      
1895 2-0      
1894 3-3      
1893 4-1     MIAA Champions
1892 2-2      
1891 0-1      

 

On this page, you will find a year-by-year breakdown of the history of Charger football. Information from each season is entered via the best available sources. If you can provide information that is missing from this page, please contact Brad Monastiere, assistant athletic director for media relations and event management here.