skip to main content

Montana Western kicker named to All-Decade team

UMW News Bureau

Eric Zahler, the Bulldogs' record-breaking kicker, was named to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics All-Decade team. By Wally Feldt Eric Zahler, holder of four Montana Western Bulldog records, was named to the Victory Sports Network's National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Football All-Decade Team as a punter. During his career at Montana Western (2001-2004) he was both the punter and place kicker for the Bulldogs. Zahler earned all-conference and all-American honors in both positions. He holds career records for most points scored, most points after touchdowns, most field goals and highest field goal percentage. His career punting average is 42 yards per punt. Zahler currently teaches at Kennedy Elementary school in Butte, Mont. He is also the head girl's soccer coach at Butte High School. Zahler and his wife Geah are both graduates of Montana Western. They are the parents of 20-month old Reece.

Only at Montana Western.

X oneMontana Western is the only public college in the country to offer a block scheduling program. We call this innovative program Experience One (X1).

Visit us and experience a remarkable university.


It's really the best way to decide which college or university is right for you. Set up a campus visit today. And, oh by the way, we have a special gift for you just for stopping by. 

Find out more about the Montana Western difference.


We’d like to tell you more about our remarkable university. Join our mailing list and we’ll send you information.