Coach Bill Dreikosen is entering his 17th season as the head coach of the men's basketball program. The Battlin' Bears finished the 2015-2016 campaign with a 18-14 record, and a third place finish in the Frontier Conference. Senior Rob Nyby was a First Team All-Conference performer and Honorable Mention All-American, while Senior Ben Moerkerke was named the Frontier Conference Defensive Player of the Year. In 2014, Dreikosen was named Frontier Conference Coach of the Year. The Battlin' Bears won the regular season conference championship as well as the conference tournament championship. From 2013-2015 the Battlin' Bears reached three consecutive trips to the National Tournament.
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 280-228. 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 Hi-Line 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.
Shaughn McKeon begins his first season as an assistant coach with the Rocky Mountain College men’s basketball team. McKeon joins the Rocky staff after working as an assistant varsity coach at Sentinel High School in Missoula, Mont. the past three seasons.
McKeon was the assistant coach at Montana State University – Northern from 2011-2013 where he was on the staff during the Lights trip to the NAIA National Championships in 2013.
After playing one year of basketball at University of Montana Western in 2006-07, McKeon transferred to MSU-Northern where he played football. He graduated from Northern in 2012 with a degree in health promotions. After moving to Missoula, McKeon earned a business degree from the University of Montana.
McKeon is from Butte, Montana where he was an all-state selection in both football and basketball at Butte Central High School.
Coach Len Wilkins enters his 16th season with the Battlin' Bears and his 54th 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.
Coach Wilkins was inducted into the California Community College Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2001. In the Fall of 2016 he will be inducted into the Hartnell Junior College Hall of Fame, where he won 240 games from 1968-81'. Coach Wilkins has over 50 years of coaching experience under his belt. Wilkins has been married to his wife, Edwina, for the past 35 years.
Coach Bulluck is entering his fourth season as an assistant with the Battlin' Bears. He will be the junior varsity coach as well as a varsity assistant.
Bulluck was a starter and an important cog on RMC's 2009 National Championship team as the starting small forward with averages of 11ppg and 4rpg. 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.
Bulluck is married to his wife, Jessica and have welcomed their first child, Alivia in 2016.