Montana Grizzlies basketball

Montana Grizzlies basketball history

University of Montana (Missoula, MT)
Dahlberg Arena
Big Sky Conference

Current head coach: Travis DeCuire (2014-)

  • Assoc. HC: Chris Cobb (2014-)
  • Asst: Jay Flores (2016-)
  • Asst: Zach Payne (2016-)
  • DBO: Anderson Clarke (2021-)
  • DPD: DJ Broome (2022-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  1  (1975)
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  12  (1975, 1991, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2018, 2019)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  2-13
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  4  (1985, 1986, 1995, 2015)
  • NIT Overall Record:  0-4
  • CBI Appearances:  2  (2011, 2016)
  • CBI Overall Record:  0-2
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  2  (1948, 1950)
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  0-2

Conference Titles (NW IAA, PCC, Mountain States, Big Sky):

Award Winners:




Montana head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Travis DeCuire 2014-Pres 160-98 3 2 0
Wayne Tinkle 2006-14 158-91 2 3 0
Larry Krystkowiak 2004-06 42-20 0 2 0
Pat Kennedy 2002-04 23-35 0 0 0
Don Holst 1998-2002 57-56 1 1 0
Blaine Taylor 1991-98 141-66 2 2 0
Stew Morrill 1986-91 97-52 1 1 0
Mike Montgomery 1978-86 154-77 1 0 0
Jim Brandenburg ** 1976-78 28-26 1 0 0
Jud Heathcote 1971-76 80-53 2 1 0
Lou Rocheleau 1970-71 9-15 0 0 0
Robert Cope 1968-70 17-35 0 0 0
Ron Nord 1962-68 51-95 0 0 0
Frosty Cox 1955-62 80-85 0 0 0
George “Jiggs” Dahlberg 1937-42, 44-55 221-168 0 2^ 0
Ed Buzzetti 1943-44 2-10 0 0
E. Chinske / C. Carpenter 1942-43 15-9 0 0
A.J. Lewandowski 1932-37 57-61-1
J.W. Stewart 1922-32 77-107
Bernard Bierman 1919-22 32-24
no team 1904-05, 09-11, 18-19
Jerry Nissen 1914-18 21-26
W.W.H. Mustaine 1912-14 8-11
Albert N. Whitlock 1911-12 1-6
Albion G. Findley 1907-09 6-3
Fred W. Schule 1905-07 6-4
no coach 1901-04 2-2

Key: Conf. Titles= Regular Season only, NCAA Apps= NCAA Tournament Appearances, Nat. Champ= NCAA Tournament Champions


^ These appearances were in the NAIA Tournament

** Listed records and accomplishments for this coach do not include wins or appearances later vacated by the NCAA