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WSC welcomes new women’s basketball head coach

Posted: Apr 14 2020

WILLISTON, N.D. - Williston State College is pleased to announce William "Bill" Triplett as its new Head Women's Basketball Coach for the upcoming 2020-2021 season.

From Lambert, Montana, Triplett is a three-time state champion high school basketball coach whose coaching career spans back to 1980.  

From 2007 to 2017, Triplett also coached women's basketball and softball at Minot State University before returning to the Montana coaching circuit.  

"Coach Triplett brings a well-established network of relationships with high school and college coaches to his duties at WSC," explained Dr. John Miller, President. "His contacts will help our women's basketball program on the front end with recruiting talent from Montana and North Dakota, and his coaching connections in NCAA DII will help move talented players to the next level when their time playing for the Tetons comes to an end."  

While COVID-19 impacts recruiting, Triplett's time in both Montana and North Dakota has helped bridge that gap.

"I've been on the phone nearly 20 hours a day for four days now," said Triplett. "There are still players out there that are looking."

While Triplett cannot bring potential players to campus for a visit, he has been working hard to show them campus through digital tours.

"That's the biggest key to recruiting, I think, is to get the kid on campus, make them feel comfortable," emphasized Triplett. "Show them around, introduce them to a teacher, introduce them to the other coaches in other sports."

Triplett and his wife, Kara, head coach of the Richey-Lambert boys basketball team, will be based out of Lambert, Montana so he will commute to Williston.

"I can't wait to get everyone together and start working on skill development," stated Triplett. "I love working with players whose passion for the game matches mine and they want to get better every day. Basketball is a great game and I want to bring a winning attitude and high work ethic to our locker room. Getting better every day is vitally important and to do that, it means changing some things and also learning new things. I can't wait to get started."  

For more information on Coach Bill Triplett and Teton women's basketball, please contact Dr. John Miller, WSC President, at 701.774.4231 or john.s.miller@willistonstate.edu.  

For more information, please visit www.willistonstate.edu, call 701.774.4200, or stop by 1410 University Avenue, Williston, ND.  

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