Coach Bill Dreikosen is entering his 15th season as the head coach of the mens's basketball program. The Battlin' Bears won the 2013-2014 Frontier Conference regular season championship, the Frontier Conference tournament championship, and earned their second consecutive trip to the National Tournament in Kansas City, Mo. Dreikosen was named Frontier Conference Coach of the Year for 2013-2014.
In 2008-2009, RMC finished with a 28-9 record and were the NAIA Division I National Champions. The Battlin' Bears won five games in seven days en route to the national title. The title run was capped with a 77-61 win over Columbia College (Mo.) in the championship game. Dreikosen was named NAIA National Coach of the Year in 2009. Rocky's national title was the first by any men's basketball team in the history of the Frontier Conference.
During his tenure at RMC, Coach Dreikosen has an overall record of 242-203. His teams have advanced to the NAIA National Tournament five times (2003, 2004, 2009, 2013, and 2014) and have won Frontier Conference Tournament Championships in 2003, 2004, 2013, and 2014.
Prior to being named the head coach at RMC, Dreikosen was an assistant for five seasons for the Battlin' Bears, working under mentor and longtime friend Garry Matlock. Coach Dreikosen began his coaching career as the head boys' basketball coach at Medicine Lake High School in 1994. From 1991-1994, Dreikosen played basketball for RMC and was an all-conference player on the 1994 championship team that advanced to the NAIA National Tournament.
Dreikosen was born and raised on the highline in Hinsdale, Montana. He earned his bachelor's of science from Rocky Mountain College in 1994 and completed his master's degree in physical education and computers at MSU-Billings in 1997.
Driekosen and wife, Kally, have three children: daughter Zoee and sons Peyton and Jordan.
Coach Jeff Malby, the newest member to the RMC coaching staff, brings 30 years of coaching experience to the Battlin' Bears. This is Malby's second stop at RMC, where he began his basketball-coaching career as the women's assistant coach in 1985, the women's head coach from 1986-1988, and the men's head coach from 1988-1992. The 1987 Lady Bears became the first Frontier Conference women's program to ever qualify for the NAIA National Tournament. Malby's other coaching stops have been at Montana State University-Bozeman as the assistant women's coach; Geyser (Mont.) High School, assistant boys' and girls' coach; Ennis (Mont.) High School, boys' head coach; Hardin (Mont.) High School, boys' head coach; and Billings Central Catholic High School (Mont.), girls' head coach. The Billings Central Rams won two Class A state titles, and placed third and second during Malby's four-year tenure. Malby's responsibilities include assisting with practices, recruiting, scouting, and games.
Coach Len Wilkins enters his 14th season with the Battlin' Bears and his 52nd season in coaching. He earned his master's degree in physical education from California State University in 1962. In 1995, Wilkins began his coaching career at Mission High School in San Luis Obisop, Calif. At the collegiate level, Wilkins has worked as a head coach, associate head coach, assistant coach, and recruiting coordinator. His duties with the Battlin' Bears include recruiting, on-floor coaching, and game preparation. Wilkins has been instrumental in helping the RMC basketball program build a strong base in the junior college area. Wilkins has been married to his wife, Edwina, for the past 31 years.
Coach Bulluck is entering his second season as an assistant with the Battlin' Bears. He will be the junior varsity coach as well as a varsity assistant.
Bulluck was an important cog on RMC's 2009 National Championship team. He is a 2009 graduate of Rocky Mountain College where he earned a sociology degree. Bulluck transferred to Rocky from Regis University. After graduating from Skyview High School, he played two years at Sheridan Community College.