Coach Mick Delaney has tutored some of the finest running backs in school history, including five first-team all-conference selections such as Cecil Sapp in 2000. Sapp was a finalist for the Doak Walker Award as the nation's most outstanding running back.
Sapp set the school's single-season rushing record with 1,601 yards in 2002 on his way to first-team all-conference honors. He also played in two postseason all-star games.
Colorado State has annually ranked among the national leaders in rushing since Mick Delaney's arrival in 1993.
Five times since 1993, a Colorado State running back has led the conference in rushing.
Colorado State is the only school in NCAA Division IA history to have two running backs in successive seasons each rush for more than 1,000 yards. Calvin Branch and Damon Washington did the trick in 1996, while Washington and Kevin McDougal accomplished the same in 1997.
Inaugural inductee into the Western Montana College Sports Hall of Fame.
Was the athletic director at Montana Tech from 1983-85.
Formerly was the head football coach and athletic director at Western Montana before coming to Colorado State.
Coached on Sonny Lubick's staff at Montana State, 1976-80.
Had distinguished 12-year prep coaching career in Montana, where he had a 20-9 record from 1974-76 as a head coach.
Prominent Players Coached
He has coached five all-conference first-team running backs at Colorado State including Cecil Sapp (2000, 2002), Kevin McDougal (1999), Damon Washington (1997), and Calvin Branch (1996). Washington (2nd) and McDougal (5th) rank among the school's career rushing leaders.
Sapp was named the 2000 Liberty Bowl MVP after he gained 160 yards on 36 carries in leading the Rams to a win over Louisville. Sapp was also named to CBS SportsLine.com's all-bowl squad.
McDougal in 1999 was named the Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Year.
Sapp (2002), McDougal (1999), Washington (1998), and Branch (1996) are former nominees for the Doak Walker Award. Branch and Sapp were finalists for the award.
1993- Colorado State University; Running Backs Coach
1991-92 Western Montana College; Head Coach
1991-92 Western Montana College; Director of Athletics
1983-85 Montana Tech; Director of Athletics
1976-80 Montana State University; Assistant Coach