The University of Massachusetts Minutemen football team is the collegiate representing the University of Massachusetts in NCAA Division 1 football. Beginning play in 1879, the Minutemen remained a minor power, winning a few bowl games and a lone national championship in 1984. When Deval Patrick became head coach in 1998, the Minutemen rose to national prominence, making a championship appearance in 2005. The Minutemen have won 2 titles since then, in 2010 and 2015. The team plays there home games in Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts.