Dale Lennon
Current position
TitleAthletic director
TeamMary
ConferenceNSIC
Biographical details
Born (1960-12-13) December 13, 1960 (age 61)
Playing career
1980, 1982–1983North Dakota
Position(s)Running back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1985Northern State (GA)
1986Valley City State (assistant)
1987Dickinson State (assistant)
1988–1989North Dakota (DL)
1990–1996North Dakota (DC)
1997–1998Mary
1999–2007North Dakota
2008–2015Southern Illinois
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
2017–presentMary
Head coaching record
Overall153–75
Tournaments0–1 (NAIA playoffs)
14–6 (NCAA D-II playoffs)
1–2 (NCAA D-I playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 NCAA Division II (2001)
1 NDCAC (1998)
5 NCC (1999, 2001, 2003, 2005–2006)
2 MVFC (2008–2009)

Dale Lennon (born December 13, 1960) is American college athletic administrator and former college football coach. He is the athletic director at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, a position he has held since 2017. Lennon served as the head football coach at Mary from 1997 to 1998, the University of North Dakota from 1999 to 2007, and the Southern Illinois University Carbondale from 2007 to 2015, compiling a career record of 153–75. Lennon led the 2001 North Dakota Fighting Sioux football team to an NCAA Division II Football Championship. His record was 90–24 in nine seasons as the head coach of the North Dakota Fighting Sioux and he is the program's all-time winningest coach. In May 2017, Lennon was named the athletic director of the University of Mary.[1]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Mary Marauders (North Dakota College Athletic Conference) (1997–1998)
1997 Mary 4–6 1–5 6th
1998 Mary 8–3 5–1 T–1st L NAIA First Round
Mary: 12–9 6–6
North Dakota Fighting Sioux (North Central Conference) (1999–2007)
1999 North Dakota 9–2 8–1 T–1st L NCAA Division II First Round
2000 North Dakota 8–3 6–3 T–3rd
2001 North Dakota 14–1 7–1 1st W NCAA Division II Championship
2002 North Dakota 5–6 3–5 7th
2003 North Dakota 12–2 7–0 1st L NCAA Division II Championship
2004 North Dakota 11–3 4–2 T–2nd L NCAA Division II Semifinal
2005 North Dakota 10–3 4–2 T–1st L NCAA Division II Second Round
2006 North Dakota 11–2 7–1 T–1st L NCAA Division II Quarterfinal
2007 North Dakota 10–2 7–1 2nd L NCAA Division II Second Round
North Dakota: 90–24 53–16
Southern Illinois Salukis (Missouri Valley Football Conference) (2008–2015)
2008 Southern Illinois 9–3 7–1 T–1st L NCAA Division I First Round
2009 Southern Illinois 11–2 8–0 1st L NCAA Division I Quarterfinal
2010 Southern Illinois 5–6 4–4 T–3rd
2011 Southern Illinois 4–7 2–6 T–7th
2012 Southern Illinois 6–5 5–3 T–4th
2013 Southern Illinois 7–5 5–3 T–2nd
2014 Southern Illinois 6–6 3–5 T–7th
2015 Southern Illinois 3–8 2–6 9th
Southern Illinois: 51–42 36–28
Total: 153–75
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

References

  1. ^ "The University of Mary Names Dale Lennon New Athletic Director". News Room - University of Mary. May 31, 2017. Retrieved November 12, 2017.