Dick Strahm Champions Field Under Construction
The University of Findlay athletics department is planning a new multi-purpose practice field located in the heart of campus.
Dick Strahm Champions Field will provide 83,000 square feet of turf for the football program and serve as auxiliary practice space for many of the 22 NCAA-sponsored Oiler sports teams.
It additionally will be utilized by UF’s intramural programs and community organizations including Upward Sports of Findlay.
Dick Strahm Champions Field will be a 100-yard turf field with a goal post in the north endzone and extra room for positional work in the northwest corner of the field. It will be lit, providing the opportunity to practice into the evenings.
Coach Strahm was a staple on the sidelines at Findlay for 24 years, coaching his teams to a combined record of 183-63-5 in 252 games as the head coach.
During his tenure, the Oilers won 13 conference titles and four NAIA national championships, finishing as the top team in the country in 1979, 1992, 1995, and 1997. Strahm was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004 and remains the Oilers’ all-time wins leader in football as the only head coach with more than 100 wins.