Thomas Dryburgh
Thomas Dryburgh
Title: Director of Fundraising & Marketing/Head Coach
Phone: 701-671-2285
Email: thomas.dryburgh@ndscs.edu
Office Building: Blikre Activities Center
Room Number: 191

The Wildcats are coming off their second straight trip to the National Tournament this past March and have established themselves as the team to beat in the region. After starting the year with an overtime loss at home the Wildcats only lost two more times until the National Tournament and finished the year with a 29-4 record. The Wildcats once again hung their hat on the defensive end holding opponents to 54.6 ppg, ranking them 42nd in the Nation. Not only a defensive team the Wildcats also were in the top 30 (28) in the Nation for FG% (43.6%). A solid defense and a consistent offense helped lead the Wildcats to win the District D, Region XIII, and Mon-Dak Conference Championships. NDSCS also placed three ladies on the Mon-Dak All-Conference team, Dayuna Johnson and Mina Porte were named to the 1st team, and Lauren Johnson was named to the 2nd team. Dayuna Johnson and Mina Porte were also named to the Region XIII team. For the second consecutive year Coach Dryburgh had an All-American as Dayuna Johnson received Honorable Mention status. Dryburgh received recognition as the Mon-Dak, Region XIII and District D Coach of the Year.

During the 2016-2017 campaign the Wildcats came 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 three 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 entered 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, came 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 (10), Sophia (7) and Lillian (4).  

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*

2017-2018

NDSCS

Head Coach

29-4*

 

*Denotes National Tournament Appearance

 

Coach Dryburgh’s Players At 4 Year Institutions

Name

NDSCS

School

Shaunt’e Tucker

2014-2015

Lynn University (NCAA DII)

Ricki Kallhoff

2014-2016

Bemidji State University (NCAA DII)

Tyler Davis

2014-2016

Palm Beach Atlantic University (NCAA DII)

Brittney Thibeaux

2014-2016

Olds College (CCAA)

Leah Barnes

2015-2017

Northwestern State University (NCAA DI)

Zae Sellers

2015-2017

Ohio Valley University (NCAA DII)

Camille McCoy

2015-2017

Langston University (NAIA DI)

Kate Williams

2015-2017

Valley City State University (NAIA DII)

Kyla Adams

2016-2017

Olds College (CCAA)

Mina Porte

2017-2018

Hampton University (NCAA DI)

Dayuna Johnson

2016-2018

Flagler College (NCAA DII)

Georgia Perrott-Hunt

2016-2018

Tiffin University (NCAA DII)