Coaches

Bill Dreikosen

Bill Dreikosen

Head Coach

Email: dreikosw@rocky.edu
Phone: 406.657.1034

Coach Bill Dreikosen is entering his 16th season as the head coach of the men'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 262-214. His teams have advanced to the NAIA National Tournament six times (2003, 2004, 2009, 2013, 2014, and 2015) 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.

Dreikosen and wife, Kally, have three children: daughter Zoee and sons Peyton and Jordan.

Denver Cobb

Denver Cobb

Assistant Coach

Email: denver.cobb@rocky.edu
Phone: 406.238.7386

Coach Denver Cobb comes to RMC after serving as the Associate Head Coach at Bethany College (KS) the past three seasons. At Bethany College he coached eight all-conference players and a 2nd Team-All American (NAIA II).

Prior to his time at Bethany, Cobb was a graduate assistant at the University of South Florida for the Big East Coach of the Year (2010-11), Stan Heath. That year USF qualified for the NCAA tournament, winning their first two rounds against California and Temple. That year USF also set a Big East defensive record for fewest points per game (56.6ppg).

During the 2010-2011 season, Cobb served as assistant men's basketball coach at Embry-Riddle University (FL). While there, he helped the team to a 29-5 record and a conference tournament championship. Cobb coached a 2nd-Team All-American (NAIA II) and two-time Conference Defensive Player of the Year.

As a player at ERAU, he was the team captain from 2007-2009 and he made national tournament appearances in 2005, 2006, and 2008. Throughout his playing career, Cobb's teams averaged 27 wins per season and each year his teams were nationally ranked. 

In his four year playing career, Cobb is only one of four players in Embry-Riddle history to score over 1,500 points and make over 250 career three-pointers. He made the Sun Conference All-Conference team in 2008 and 2009.

Cobb was born and raised in Daytona Beach, Florida. He earned his bachelor’s of science in aerospace studies from Embry-Riddle (FL) in 2009 and completed his master’s degree in physical education from the University of South Florida in 2012.

Coach Wilkins

Len Wilkins

Recruiting Coordinator

Coach Len Wilkins enters his 15th season with the Battlin' Bears and his 53rd 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 32 years.

James Bulluck

James Bulluck

Assistant Coach

Email: james.bulluck@rocky.edu

Coach Bulluck is entering his third 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.

Nile Finney

Assistant CoachAssistant Coach

Email: nile.finney@rocky.edu

Coach Finney is entering his second season as an assistant with the Battlin' Bears. He will be the junior varsity assistant coach as well as a varsity assistant.

Finney played for RMC from 2011-13 and helped RMC win a conference tournament championship his senior year. Prior to RMC, Finney played at Hawaii Pacific University and Reedley Junior College. He earned a physical science degree in 2013 and is currently working towards a master's degree in business from Grand Canyon University.

 
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