The Wildcats are coming off a season in which they set the single season record for wins (30) and also advanced to the NJCAA National Tournament for the first time since the 2002-03 season. The team also set the record for winning streak (18), Defensive Points Average (50.1ppg), Free Throw % (68.8%), and finished 15th in the nation for opponents FG% (33.8%). The Wildcats also placed 3 members onto the Mon-Dak All-Conference team. Kyla Adams and Kate Williams 1st team, and Brooke Tayer 2nd Team. Kyla Adams and Kate Williams were also named to the Region XIII team. Kyla Adams was also named as an All-American and is Coach Dryburgh’s second All-American in three years at NDSCS. Dryburgh was also named Mon-Dak Coach of the Year, Region XIII Coach of the Year, and District D Coach of the Year.
During Coach Dryburgh’s second season on campus he guided the Wildcats to a 24-8 record. After starting the season with a 0-2 record the Wildcats fought back to win 16 of the next 17 games, and enter the Region XIII playoffs as the number 3 seed. The Wildcats then went on the road and upset the 2 seed in the first round of the playoffs before falling in the Region XIII title game. NDSCS placed two ladies on the All-Conference and All-Region teams in Brittney Thibeaux and Tyler Davis.
In his inaugural season, Coach Dryburgh led the North Dakota State College of Science Women's Basketball team to capture the 2015 Mon-Dak Conference Championship. Coach Dryburgh coached the Cats to a 25-7 record and produced a 3rd Team All-American and placed two players on the Mon-Dak Conference 1st team and Region XIII 1st team (Brittney Thibeaux and Shaunt’e Tucker). Dryburgh was also named Mon-Dak Coach of the Year.
Dryburgh, a Fordville, N.D. native, comes to NDSCS from the University of North Dakota (UND) where he served as the Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach from 2012-2013. His numerous duties there included program administration, recruitment/scouting, schedule development, community relations/outreach, multi-media marketing, performance management, strategic planning, leadership/coaching, relationship development, needs assessment, training and development, and data analysis.
Dryburgh also worked as the Director of Basketball Operations at UND from 2008-2012 and helped assist the Men’s Basketball Team in winning two Great West Conference Tournament Championships (2010-2011 and 2011-2012).
An NDSCS alum who graduated with an associate’s degree in liberal arts in 2006, Dryburgh also earned a bachelor’s degree in social science (2009) and a master’s degree in educational leadership (2011) from UND.
During his time as a Wildcat, Dryburgh was a member of the team that finished in seventh place at the 2005 NJCAA Tournament and was selected as an All-Region XIII and All-District Player, Team Most Valuable Player and Team Captain in 2006. He also helped his team win two Conference Championships (2004-2005 and 2005-2006) and compiled a 79-20 record while playing for the Wildcats.
Coach Dryburgh also serves as the Athletic Marketing & Fundraising Coordinator for NDSCS. He and his wife Sherri, also an NDSCS alum (Sherri Notsch), have three children: Austin (8), Sophia (6) and Lillian (2).
2014-2015 NDSCS Head Coach 25-7
2015-2016 NDSCS Head Coach 24-8
2016-2017 NDSCS Head Coach 30-4*
*Denotes National Tournament Appearance