Coaches

Thomas Dryburgh

Director of Fundraising & Marketing | Head Women's Basketball Coach
Phone: 701-671-2285
E-mail: thomas.dryburgh@ndscs.edu

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).

Season            School            Position                Record

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


 

Anne Skriba

Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
Phone: 
701-671-2547
Email: anne.skriba@ndscs.edu

From La Crosse, WI

Anne Skriba is entering her first season as an assistant coach for the Wildcats. Coach Skriba comes to NDSCS from William Penn University (Oskaloosa, IA) where she spent the 2015-16 season as the Graduate Assistant. While at WP, Coach Skriba was the JV Head Coach as well as assistant varsity coach. Coach Skriba’s duties included game preparation, travel coordinator, academic monitoring, recruiting, and opponent scouting. Prior to WP, Coach Skriba was an assistant coach at Bemidji State University for the 2014-15 season. As an assistant at BSU Coach Skriba worked with individual skill development, recruiting, opponent scouting and film breakdown and coordination.

Before coaching at the collegiate level, Coach Skriba coached with Crossfire AAU out of the Twin Cities, and Hope Academy in Minneapolis, MN. Since 2009 Coach Skriba has also been a member of Point Guard College Basketball camps working as both an instructor and assistant director. During her time with PGC, Coach Skriba travelled the country instructing camps ranging from 7th Grade through major collegiate athletes.

Coach Skriba played three years at Concordia St. Paul and was a member of a team that made it to the 2009 Sweet Sixteen and also won a conference championship. Coach Skriba finished her career at Augsburg College and was named team captain her senior year and was a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC). Coach Skriba graduated from Augsburg College in 2014 with a Major in Communication Studies and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Business Leadership from William Penn University.

 

Alyssa Rushton

Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
Phone: 701-671-2547
Email: alyssa.rushton@ndscs.edu

Alyssa Rushton is entering her first season as an assistant coach for the Wildcats. Coach Rushton comes to NDSCS from Pratt Community College (Pratt, KS) where she spent the 2016-17 season as the Assistant Coach. While at PCC, Coach Rushton's duties included individuals, game preparation, travel coordinator, academic monitoring, recruiting, and opponent scouting.

Rushton, a Rochester, M.N. native served the 2014-15 season at Augustana University where she was a graduate assistant in sports information. Prior to her time at Augustana, Rushton was a guard for the University of Sioux Falls where she got her Bachelor's Degree in the spring of 2013. As a player for the Cougars, she started all 27 games her senior year, averaged 10 points a game, and had 117 rebounds. During her junior year, Rushton led all guards with a 47 percent field goal percentage, finished second in 3-point percentage (39.4%) and steals (24).

Rushton started her collegiate career at Kansas City Kansas Community College where she was a second team All-Jayhawk Conference selection and team MVP both years she was at KCKCC. She led the team in scoring averaging 13.8 points per game as a freshman and 12.5 points per game as a sophomore. Rushton also joined the top five on the KCKCC stats lists for free throw percentage (83.4%) and three point percentage (41%). She also participated in the NJCAA All-Star game during her time as a Lady Blue Devils.

Rushton resides in Wahpeton and is currently finishing her masters in sports administration and leadership at Augustana University.

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