Dragons coaching legend Fortier on the ballot for College Football HOF
MOORHEAD — Former Minnesota State Moorhead head coach Ross Fortier is on the 2021 ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame announced earlier this week.
Fortier was the Dragons head coach from 1970-92 with a 152-80-4 overall record, good for a .653 winning percentage.
Fortier is one of 33 coaches from various divisions on the ballot. A coach becomes eligible three full seasons after retirement or right after retirement if the coach is at least 70 years of age. Active coaches are eligible at 75. A head coach must have a minimum of 10 years on the job and at least 100 games with a .600 winning percentage or better.
"It's an enormous honor to just be on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot," said Steve Hatchell, the president and CEO of the National Football Foundation.
Voting runs through July 7 and the inductees will be announced in early 2021.
Fortier is in both the MSUM and Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Hall of Fames. He is the Dragons all-time leader in football coaching wins.