MISSOULA, Mont. -- Bob Stitt has been selected to serve as Montana's 36th head football coach, UM Director of Athletics Kent Haslam announced on Tuesday.

Stitt has been the head coach at Colorado Mines the past 15 seasons compiling an overall record of 108-62 and has a conference mark of 83-44. The 2014 Orediggers went 10-2 and qualified for the Division II football playoffs.

He is a 1987 graduate of Doane College, where he was a running back from 1982-86.

Stitt will be formally introduced at a news conference Friday at Washington-Grizzly Stadium.

His hiring is pending approval from Montana's Board of Regents.