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Montana State University Billings Assistant Coach Bobby HowardBobby Howard
Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

Bobby Howard is in his first season as assistant men’s basketball coach in 2018-19.

Over four seasons together at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, the combination of MSUB head coach Mick Durham and Howard won 53 games with the Nanooks including a 22-8 season in 2015-16. The Nanooks finished that season with a 78-71 loss to Western Oregon in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference championship game, Alaska's first-ever appearance in the GNAC final.

A Great Falls, Mont., native, Howard played basketball for the Montana State University Bobcats where he graduated with a degree in marketing. Howard was a two-time All-Big Sky Conference honoree and finished his career with 1,366 points, which ranks 14th all-time for the Bobcats.

Montana State University Billings Basketball Assistant Coach Alisha BreenAlisha Breen
Assistant Women's Basketball Coach

Alisha Breen begins her first season as assistant women’s basketball coach in 2018-19.

Completing one of the greatest careers in MSUB and Great Northwest Athletic Conference history as a senior in 2017-18, Breen piloted the Yellowjackets to their second-ever NCAA Division II West Region title and Elite Eight Appearance. The first-team All-American broke the MSUB and GNAC single-season and career records for points scored, with 791 on the year and 2,001 in her standout four-year campaign.

Breen was named the GNAC and NCAA D2 West Region Player of the Year as a senior, helping MSUB match the program record for wins in a season with a final record of 25-12. She was named the Most Valuable Player of the GNAC Championships, and was selected to the NCAA D2 West Region Championships all-tournament team after helping the ‘Jackets win both tournaments.

The Choteau, Mont., native broke more than 20 records during her senior season, and was also named a CoSIDA Academic All-American and the GNAC co-Female Scholar Athlete of the Year. She also led the NCAA in minutes played (1,337) and free throws with a GNAC-record 226.

At the end of her career, Breen was the only player in MSUB history to be in the top-10 in scoring (first), rebounds (third), assists (ninth), steals (10th), and blocks (fifth).

Breen played in 130 games in her four-year career, starting 105 and playing an MSUB and GNAC-record 4,174 minutes. She was an honorable mention all-GNAC pick as a sophomore in 2014-15 and a first-team all-league selection in 2015-16 before a season-ending knee injury prior to the 2016-17 season.

Prior to MSUB, Breen attended Choteau High School where she was a four-year starter on the basketball team. Breen also competed in volleyball and track and field for the Bulldogs, and was an all-conference and all-state selection in all three sports multiple times.