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By Georgie Kulczyk
The Courier 

Former NFL'er and Former Montana Tech Head Coach to Headline Upcoming Football Camps

 


Glasgow Scottie head football coach, Greg Liebelt recently announced the details of the upcoming summer football camps. (See "Scottie Football Camps Announced" Glasgow Courier July 5, 2017).

Most notably, the camps will be headlined by former Pittsburgh Steeler and Montana Griz All-American "Tuff Harris" and legendary Montana Tech head coach Bob Green.

Tuff Harris

Tuff Harris retired from a five-year career in professional football, where he was a defensive back for the Edmonton Eskimos, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans, New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins. His career was cut short due to accumulating injuries, but he always appreciated every minute he has been given to play the game of football. He continues to share his experiences with everyone.

He graduated from the University of Montana, where he earned a bachelor's degree in sociology. During his time at U of M, he played on the football team, received academic all-conference and made the dean's list. Harris was born Chester Davis Harris on the Crow Indian Reservation and is of Crow and Northern Cheyenne descent. He got the nickname "Tuff" due to fighting pneumonia during infancy. He is currently working on building relationships and partnering with people who are assisting the Native Americans of North America to restore physical, spiritual, mental and financial health back to their people. He currently resides in Montana with his wife, Mary, and his children, Grace Goodie, Liza Love and Judah Jet.

Bob Green

Bob Green retired as the head football coach at Montana Tech following the 2010 season. He spent nearly 40 years in the coaching profession and led the Orediggers for 24 seasons. During his tenure, Montana Tech had its most successful period ever in football. During Green's time at Butte College, the Orediggers placed first, tied for first, or placed second in the Frontier Conference 16 times. He led the Diggers to the NAIA National Playoffs five times, including the 1996 National Championship Game.

In addition to Green's coaching accomplishments, he played defensive back for the University of Nebraska-Kearney for four years before serving as an assistant with the Antelopes. He also spent stints on the football staffs at the University of Northern Colorado and Northwest Missouri State University. As a high school coach, he headed up programs in Minatare, Neb., and Bow, Neb.

He currently serves as a development officer for the Montana Tech Foundation, where his duties include outreach with corporations and individuals throughout the country in advancing Montana Tech. He also gives corporate and team building talks to a wide range of industries. Green, his wife, Pam, three grown children and seven grandchildren all live in Montana.

The high school and middle school (seventh- and eighth-grade) camps will run Tuesday through Thursday, July 25-27, and the youth camp (grades three through six) will run Sunday and Monday, July 30 and 31. Both camps will be held at Scottie field in Glasgow.

The high school camp will run 6:30 – 9 p.m., and the middle school camp will run 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

The cost of the football camps are as follows:

High school (three days) – $70; Middle school (two days) - $50; Youth football (two days) - $40 (Make checks for the Scottie football camps payable to Greg Liebelt).

If you have any questions, contact Coach Liebelt at 230-1077.

 

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