Mike Kramer
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamIdaho State
ConferenceBig Sky
Biographical details
Born (1955-07-25) July 25, 1955 (age 64)
Colton, Washington
Alma materIdaho, B.S. 1977
Eastern Washington, M.Ed. 1991
Playing career
Position(s)Defensive end, center, guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Colton HS (WA) (assistant)
Helena HS (MT) (assistant)
Helena HS (MT)
Montana State (DL)
Montana State (DC)
Stadium HS (WA)
Eastern Washington (DL)
Eastern Washington
Montana State
Washington State (assistant)
Idaho State
Head coaching record
Overall80–94 (college)
(NCAA I-AA/FCS playoffs)
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
4 Big Sky (1997, 2002, 2003, 2005)

Michael David Kramer (born July 25, 1955) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head football coach at Idaho State University of the Big Sky Conference. Kramer was previously the head coach at two other schools in the conference: Eastern Washington University (1994–1999) and Montana State University (2000–2006).[1] Kramer has coached teams to four Big Sky championships, one at Eastern Washington (1997), and three at Montana State (2002, 2003, and 2005).

Playing careerEdit

A native of Colton, Washington, south of Pullman, Kramer graduated from Colton High School in 1972 at age 16 and played college football at the University of Idaho in nearby Moscow. He was a lineman for the Vandals for four seasons under head coaches Don Robbins and Ed Troxel.[2] He started nine games at defensive end as a freshman in 1972, and seven on offense at center as a sophomore. During his final two seasons he started at guard for offensive coordinator Dennis Erickson. Kramer was named most inspirational player (Hec Edmundson award) and the team's outstanding blocker as a senior in 1975.[3][4] Kramer received his bachelor's degree from UI in 1977 and later earned a master's degree from EWU.

Head coaching recordEdit


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Eastern Washington Eagles (Big Sky Conference) (1994–1999)
1994 Eastern Washington 4–7 2–5 T–6th
1995 Eastern Washington 3–8 1–6 8th
1996 Eastern Washington 6–5 4–4 T–5th
1997 Eastern Washington 12–2 7–1 1st L NCAA Division I-AA Semifinal
1998 Eastern Washington 5–6 4–4 T–4th
1999 Eastern Washington 7–4 6–2 T–2nd
Eastern Washington: 37–32 24–22
Montana State Bobcats (Big Sky Conference) (2000–2006)
2000 Montana State 0–11 0–8 9th
2001 Montana State 5–6 4–3 4th
2002 Montana State 7–6 5–2 T–1st L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
2003 Montana State 7–6 5–2 T–1st L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
2004 Montana State 6–5 4–3 T–3rd
2005 Montana State 7–4 5–2 T–1st
2006 Montana State 8–5 6–2 T–2nd L NCAA Division I Quarterfinal
Montana State: 40–43 29–22
Idaho State Bengals (Big Sky Conference) (2011–present)
2011 Idaho State 2–9 1–7 8th
2012 Idaho State 1–10 0–8 13th
Idaho State: 3–19 1–15
Total: 80–94
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title


  1. "Kramer selected to coach Bengals". The Spokesman Review. 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2010-12-10.
  2. Spokesman-Review - Vandals can end on happy note- 1975-11-20 - p.46
  3. Spokesman-Review - UI award to Kramer - 1975-12-03 - p.19
  4. Lewiston Morning Tribune - Keilty, Comstock receive top Idaho football awards - 1975-12-03 - p.4B

External linksEdit

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