Head Women's Basketball Coach
Wes Keller is entering his first season as head coach of the Rocky Mountain College women’s basketball program. Coach Keller spent the last eight seasons assisting men’s basketball coach Bill Dreikosen and the Battlin’ Bears. During that time, the men’s basketball program won the Frontier Conference regular season championship, back-to-back Frontier conference tournament championships, and advanced to the NAIA National Tournament three times, resulting in one NAIA Divison I National Championship.
Keller, a 1996 graduate of Helena High School, was an all-state basketball player and played collegiately at Miles Community College and UM-Western, where he earned all-conference status. His coaching career began at UM-Western, and he later moved on to be an assistant coach at Miles Community College. Keller spent two seasons at MCC before coming to Rocky Mountain College.
Keller earned a bachelor's of science degree from the University of Montana-Western.
Wes and his wife, Carie, are the proud parents of twins Hayden and Tucker.
Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
Rich is entering his first year as an assistant under Coach Keller. This is his fourth coaching stint at Rocky Mountain College, serving under former women's head coaches, Scott Severance and Brian Henderson. Rich also did a two year coaching stint under current men's coach, Bill Driekosen in the men's program. Rich also coached one year at Minot State University in the women's basketball program under current coach Sheila Green.
Rich graduated from Joliet High School in 1987 and returned to Joliet after playing basketball for two years at Miles Community College to coach both boy's and girl's teams. Joliet's girls team made their first-ever state appearance in 1996 under the direction of Coach Hash. Rich went on to get his bachelor's degree from Rocky Mountain College and a master's from MSU-Billings and MSU-Bozeman. He is currently the middle school principal in the Shepherd School District after serving a five year stint as the activities director at Shepherd.
Rich and his wife, Mary, have two children, Bryce and Connor.