| Yankee Conference|
6–5 (4–4 YC)
| New England Division|
Mike Hodges (5th year)
| Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium (17,000)|1996 UMass Minutemen football team Wikipedia
The 1996 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 1996 NCAA Division I-AA football season as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The team was coached by Mike Hodges and played its home games at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts. UMass finished the season with a record of 6–5 overall and 4–4 in conference play.