Joe Glenn coached the Montana Grizzlies from 2000-2002 (MTN Sports photo).

Former Montana football coach Joe Glenn will be inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame next April.

Glenn has a long coaching history, including an 11-year stint at Northern Colorado beginning in 1989. The Bears won NCAA Division II championships in 1996 and 1997 under Glenn, who compiled a 98-35 record during his tenure.

Glenn left UNC for the head job at the University of Montana, coaching the Grizzlies from 2000-02. In his first year at Missoula, Glenn was named the NCAA Division I-AA (now FCS) coach of the year after leading the team to the national championship.

The Griz lost to Georgia Southern in the 2000 title game, but returned in 2001, defeating Furman 13-6 for the national championship. During his three seasons at Montana, Glenn compiled a 39-6 record and won or shared the conference championship each year.

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After his successful run at Montana, Glenn coached at Wyoming and the University of South Dakota. During his second season with the Cowboys, Glenn led the team to a win over UCLA in the Las Vegas Bowl, the program’s first bowl win in 38 years.

Glenn is one of six individuals selected for induction into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame in 2018. He’ll enter the Hall alongside Peyton Manning, Rashaan Salaam, Sam Pagano, Tracy Hill and Alex Burl.

Jack Dempsey, who was born in Manassa, Colorado and defended his boxing title against Tommy Gibbons in Shelby in 1923, was part of the first-ever class inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame in 1965.

The 54th annual banquet is scheduled for April 18, 2018.

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