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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.

Links of interest

All-time coaching records

Championship seasons

All-Americans

All-Great Midwest Players

All-GLIAC Players

All-MIAA Players

Single-season records

Career records

Chargers in the NFL

All-time game by game results

All-time records vs. opponents

GLIAC History

NCAA Division II Record Book

NAIA Football Records

2012-13 News Archive

2013-14 News Archive

2014-15 News Archive

2015-16 News Archive

2016-17 News Archive

2017-18 News Archive

MIAA Champions: 1893, 1914, 1924, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1938, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960
NAIA Playoff Appearances:  1969, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1988
NAIA National Champions: 1985
GLIAC Champions:  1980, 1981, 1982, 2011
MIFC Regular Season Champions: 1992
GLIAC South Division Champions: 2010, 2011
GLIAC North Division Champions: 2012
NCAA Division II Playoff Appearances: 2009, 2010 

MIAA Most Valuable Player: Bill Young, 1946; Tom Ward, 1947; Marv Frankel, 1954; Doug Maison, 1957; Duke Davis, 1960
GLIAC Player of the Year
: Scott Schulte, 1992; Mark Nicolet, 2007; Troy Weatherhead, 2010; Joe Glendening, 2011
GLIAC Coach of the Year: 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.

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).

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.

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

History of the MIAA

The Story of the 1985 Team

 

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

2016

Team Stats
Final Record: 5-5
Head Coach: Keith Otterbein 

2015

Team Stats
Final Record: 5-6
Head Coach: Keith Otterbein 

2014

Team Stats
Final Record: 4-7
Head Coach: Keith Otterbein 

2013

Team Stats
Final Record: 5-6
Head Coach: Keith Otterben 

2012

Team Stats
Final Record: 7-4
Head Coach: Keith Otterbein
GLIAC North Division Co-Champions 

2011

Team Stats
Final Record: 8-3
Head Coach: Keith Otterbein
GLIAC Regular Season Champions 

2010

Team Stats
Final Record: 9-3
Head Coach: Keith Otterbein
GLIAC Co-Champions; NCAA Division II Playoffs

2009

Team Stats
Final Record: 10-3 
Head Coach: Keith Otterbein
NCAA Division II Playoffs 

2008

Team Stats
Final Record: 7-4
Head Coach: Keith Otterbein

2007

Team Stats
Final Record: 8-3
Head Coach: Keith Otterbein

2006

Team Stats
Final Record: 5-6
Head Coach: Keith Otterbein

2005

Team Stats
Final Record: 6-5*
Head Coach: Keith Otterbein

* - Hillsdale awarded win over Saginaw Valley State via forfeit. 

2004

Team Stats
Final Record: 4-7
Head Coach: Keith Otterbein

2003

Team Stats
Final Record: 4-7
Head Coach: Keith Otterbein

2002

Team Stats
Final Record: 4-7
Head Coach: Keith Otterbein

2001

Team Stats
Final Record: 3-8
Head Coach: Dave Dye

2000

Team Stats
Final Record: 3-8
Head Coach: Dave Dye

1999

Team Stats
Final Record: 8-3
Head Coach: Dave Dye

1998

Team Stats
Final Record: 3-8
Roster
Head Coach: Dave Dye

1997

Team Stats
Schedule/Results
Final Record
: 4-7
Roster
Head Coach: Dave Dye

1996

Team stats
Final Record
: 6-5
Roster
Head Coach: Dick Lowry

1995

Team stats
Final Record
: 7-4
Roster
Head Coach: Dick Lowry 

1994

Team stats
Final Record
: 7-4
Roster
Head Coach: Dick Lowry

1993

Team stats
Final Record
: 7-3-1
Roster
Head Coach: Dick Lowry

1992

Team stats
Final Record
: 9-2
Roster
Head Coach: Dick Lowry

1991

Team stats
Final Record
: 5-6
Roster
Head Coach: Dick Lowry

1990

Team stats
Final Record
: 7-4
Roster
Head Coach: Dick Lowry

1989

Team stats
Final Record
: 6-4
Roster
Head Coach: Dick Lowry 

1988

Team stats
Final Record
:  10-2
Roster
Head Coach: Dick Lowry
NAIA Playoffs 

1987

Team stats
Final Record
: 6-5
Roster
Head Coach: Dick Lowry

1986

Team stats
Final Record
: 10-2
Roster
Head Coach: Dick Lowry
NAIA Playoffs 

1985

Team stats
Final Record
: 11-1-1
Roster
Head Coach: Dick Lowry
NAIA National Champions 

1984

Team stats
Final Record
: 6-4
Roster
Head Coach: Dick Lowry

1983

Final Record: 8-2
Roster
Head Coach: Dick Lowry

1982

Final Record: 12-1
Roster
Head Coach: Dick Lowry
NAIA Playoffs 

1981

Final Record: 10-2
Roster
Head Coach: Dick Lowry 
NAIA Playoffs 

1980

Final Record: 7-3
Head Coach: Dick Lowry

1979

Final Record: 3-8
Head Coach: Ron Lynch 

1978

Team Stats
Final Record: 5-6
Head Coach: Ron Lynch

1977

Team Stats
Final Record: 6-4
Roster
Head Coach: Jack McAvoy

1976

Team Stats
Final Record: 5-5
Head Coach: Jack McAvoy

1975

Team Stats
Final Record: 7-4
Roster
Head Coach: Jack McAvoy

1974

Final Record: 6-3-1
Roster
Head Coach: Jack McAvoy

1973

Final Record: 7-2
Head Coach: Frank "Muddy" Waters

1972

Final Record: 6-2
Head Coach: Frank "Muddy" Waters

1971

Final Record: 6-5
Roster
Head Coach: Frank "Muddy" Waters

1970

Final Record: 8-2
Roster
Head Coach: Frank "Muddy" Waters

1969

Final Record: 8-2
Roster
Head Coach: Frank "Muddy" Waters

1968

Final Record: 6-3
Roster
Head Coach: Frank "Muddy" Waters

1967

Final Record: 3-5
Roster
Head Coach: Frank "Muddy" Waters

1966

Team Stats
Final Record: 3-5-1
Roster
Head Coach: Frank "Muddy" Waters

1965

Team Stats
Final Record: 6-3
Roster
Head Coach: Frank "Muddy" Waters

1964

Team Stats
Final Record: 7-2-1
Roster
Head Coach: Frank "Muddy" Waters

1963

Final Record: 6-3-1
Roster
Head Coach: Frank "Muddy" Waters

1962

Team Stats
Final Record: 5-3-1
Head Coach: Frank "Muddy" Waters

1961

Final Record: 6-3
Roster
Head Coach: Frank "Muddy" Waters

1960

Team Stats
Final Record: 9-1
Roster
Head Coach: Frank "Muddy" Waters

1959

Team Stats
Final Record: 8-2
Roster
Head Coach: Frank "Muddy" Waters

1958

Team Stats
Final Record: 7-2
Roster
Head Coach: Frank "Muddy" Waters

1957

Team Stats
Final Record: 9-1
Head Coach: Frank "Muddy" Waters

1956

Team Stats
Final Record: 9-0
Head Coach: Frank "Muddy" Waters

1955

Team Stats
Final Record: 9-0
Head Coach: Frank "Muddy" Waters

1954

Final Record: 7-1-1
Head Coach: Frank "Muddy" Waters

1953

Final Record: 4-2-2
Head Coach: Charlie Bachman

1952

Final Record: 3-5
Head Coach: Henry Fallon

1951

Final Record: 2-6
Head Coach: Irv Wisniewski

1950

Final Record: 2-6-1
Head Coach: Jack Petoskey

1949

Final Record: 8-1
Head Coach: Jack Petoskey

1948

Final Record: 5-2-1
Head Coach: Gib Holgate

1947

Final Record: 7-0-2
Head Coach: Davey Nelson

1946

Final Record: 7-1
Head Coach: Davey Nelson

1945

Final Record: 0-4
Head Coach: Dwight Harwood