Defensive Coordinator / Asst. Head Coach
Matt Hollowell begins his eighth season with the Battlin' Bears and his sixth season as defensive coordinator.
Hollowell comes to RMC from Belgrade (MT) High School where he was the head coach for seven seasons. While there he led the Panthers to six playoff appearances, one conference title, and a 41-26 record.
He completed his playing career and earned his bachelor's of science degree in elementary education from Dickinson State University (ND).
Hollowell and his wife, Treba, have two children, Janie and Bon.
Recruiting territory: Eastern Montana, Wyoming, California
Strength and Conditioning / Offensive Line
Dan Watson is entering his third year with the Battlin' Bears and will serve as the strength and conditioning coach and offensive line.
Watson comes to RMC from Indiana State University where he was the assistant strength and conditioning coach for two years and graduated with a master of science in physical education – coaching. Prior to his time at ISU Dan worked at Putnam High School in Roachdale, Ind., with the offensive line, linebackers, and assistant strength and conditioning coach, helping the Cougars to their first state championship appearance.
Watson is a 2011 graduate of Marian University majoring in exercise science. While at Marian, he was a member of the inaugural football team and was a team captain and a member of the track team.
A native of Terre Haute, Ind., Dan has two brothers and is the son of Marguerite and William Watson.
Coach O’Neill grew up in Billings and graduated from Billings Central in 1992. While attending Billings Central High School, he played football, track, and basketball. After high school, O'Neill continued his education and playing career at Dickinson State University. While playing for the Blue Hawks, he was a four-year letter winner while playing outside linebacker. In his last year at Dickinson, 1995, the Blue Hawks finished the season with their first ever 10-win undefeated regular season. He later transferred to MSU-Bozeman and earned his bachelor's degree in business management in 1998.
In 2001, O'Neill started his coaching career at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo. During his tenure at Colorado School of Mines, he coached the wide receivers. From 2002 through 2006, O'Neill coached football at Niwot High School in Niwot, Colo. While at Niwot, O'Neill was the head freshman coach, head J.V. coach, as well as the coach for the varsity offensive line, wide receivers, running backs, and tight ends. From 2007 to 2009, O'Neill was the linebacker coach/defensive coordinator at Flathead High School in Kalispell, Mont. Coach O’Neill returns for his fourth season coaching at Rocky Mountain College.
He and his wife, Solange, have two boys, Aidan and Ronan.
Coach Honeyman grew up in Billings and graduated from Billings Central Catholic High School, where he was a member of the Rams football team. After graduating from Central, Sam continued his football playing career at Dickinson State University in North Dakota. He graduated from Dickinson in 2009 with a degree in history education.
Honeyman came to RMC from Highland Community College in Kansas where he spent the 2011 season as the defensive line coach. Prior to that, he was the special teams coach at Missoula Hellgate High School in 2010. At RMC, Coach Honeyman worked with the running backs in 2012 and now works with the linebackers.
Recruiting territory: Idaho, California
Coach Husk grew up in Colorado Springs playing football at Mitchell High School. In 2005, Adam came to RMC and played defensive line and graduated with a degree in physical education and health. Coach Husk is now a P.E. teacher and strength coach at Huntley Project High School as well as working with the Battlin' Bears.
Adam coaches the defensive line where he has helped to produce players who have received all-conference 1st team honors.
Student Asst. Corners, Safeties & Strength / Conditioning
Ridge finished his playing career last fall after receiving all-confrence honors at corner. He will help in the weight room and defensive back field. Coach Fuentes is working on finishing his degree and is from Lewiston, Idaho.