Ryan Rebsom enters his tenth year at the helm of the Rockford
University men's basketball program. Rebsom brings a wealth of
knowledge and a diverse basketball background to the Rockford
University program with head coaching experience at both the
collegiate and high school levels. Rebsom was named the 2008-2009
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year for the
Regents success on the court. His teams have qualified for the NACC
postseason tournament five of the last six years.
The Regents continually strive to and have qualified for post season play during Rebsom's tenure. Under Coach Rebsom's guidance, the Regents have produced multiple all conference players, an all region player, freshman of the year and have had players continue their careers at the professional level across the country and internationally as well. Rebsom led the Regents to one of the greatest single season turnarounds in Division III history in 08-09. Rockford University's 15-game turnaround in the 2008-09 season was the best in country that season and among the best in history of Division III.
"I am excited at the opportunity to compete and win the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference every year" said Rebsom. "We want to recruit great people and great players every year that hold a high character in life on and off the basketball court. We want to have a team that is exciting and fun to watch on the floor, displays a lot of class and is a good representation of Rockford University as well."
Rebsom is a Montana native and graduate of the University of Montana-Western. There he earned his bachelor's of science degree in English. He played 4 seasons as a member of the UMW men's basketball team, where he was a two-time all-conference selection. He also earned all-region accolades during his junior season. Rebsom came to the Regents after successful coaching stints as the head basketball coach at Glasgow (Mont.) High School and the head basketball coach at Powder River County (Mont.) High School.
Rebsom lives in Rockford with his wife Rachel and their daughter Rhylen.