Head Men's Basketball Coach
Coach Bill Dreikosen is entering his 13th season as the head coach of the Battlin’ Bears. In 2008-2009, Rocky finished with a 28-9 record and NAIA Division I National Championship. The Battlin’ Bears won 5 games in 7 days en route to the title, capped with a 77-61 win over Columbia College (MO) in the championship game. Coach Dreikosen was also named NAIA National Coach of the Year in 2009. The championship was the first in men’s basketball by any team from the Frontier Conference in the history of the league.
During his tenure at RMC, Coach Dreikosen has an overall record of 198-182. His teams have advanced to the NAIA National Tournament three times (2003, 2004, and 2009), and they won back-to-back Frontier Conference Tournament Championships in 2003 and 2004.
Prior to being named the head coach at RMC, Coach Dreikosen was an assistant for five seasons for the Battlin’ Bears, working under mentor and longtime friend Gary Matlock. Coach Dreikosen began his coaching career as the head boy’s basketball coach at Medicine Lake High School in 1994. From 1991-1994, Bill played basketball for RMC and was an all-conference player on the 1994 championship team that advanced to the NAIA National Tournament. At his alma mater Hinsdale High School, Bill was a part of the 1988 team that captured the State Class C title in triple overtime.
Dreikosen was born and raised on the high-line in Hinsdale. 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.
Coach Dreikosen's family includes his wife, Kally, who played college basketball at Dawson Community College and graduated from RMC with a degree in elementary education in 2000. Bill and Kally have three children, daughter Zoee and sons Peyton and Jordan.
Associate Head Men's Basketball Coach
Wes Keller begins his seventh season at Rocky Mountain College. Keller is the associate head coach and head JV coach. Wes is responsible for the entire JV program at RMC. Keller oversees the recruiting of all high school student athletes, in-season scouting of opponents, leads the skill development efforts of the Bears' perimeter players, and assists with travel and scheduling. During the past five seasons Keller has assisted Coach Dreikosen and the Battlin' Bears to a combined record of 90-71 and an NAIA National Championship.
Keller, a 1996 graduate of Helena High School, was an all-state basketball player. Wes played collegiately at Miles Community College and UM Western, where he earned all-conference status.
Wes began his coaching career at UM Western under Mark Durham and later moved on to be an assistant at Miles Community College under Shawn Neary. Keller spent two seasons at MCC before coming to RMC. 2011 will mark Keller's 9th season as a college coach.
Keller earned a bachelor's of science degree from the University of Montana Western. In addition to his coaching duties, Keller as serves as the camps and conferences director at RMC.
Wes and his wife, Carie, are the proud parents of twins Hayden and Tucker.
Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
Coach Wilkins enters his 11th season with the Battlin' Bears and his 49th season in coaching. He earned his master's degree in physical education from California State University in 1962. He began his coaching career in 1955 at Mission High School in San Luis Obispo, Calif. At the collegiate level, Len has worked as a head coach, associate head coach, assistant coach, and recruiting coordinator. During the 1997-98 season, he was an associate coach for the Billings Rim Rockers IBA team. His duties with the Battlin' Bears include recruiting, on-floor coaching, and game preparation. Coach Wilkins has been very instrumental in helping our program build a strong base in the junior college area. He has been married to his wife Edwina for the past 29 years.