Head Coach (6th Year)
Bill Huebsch returns for his 6th
season as head coach at MSU-Northern following a 2013 campaign
that was one of the single greatest seasons in program history.
The Skylights won their first regular
season title in 22 years, going 15-1 in conference play and 8-0
at home. Regular
season road wins at Rocky, Carroll, University of Great Falls
and LC State were also firsts for the program in Huebsch’s
tenure. The team
also received the first national ranking in Northern Volleyball
history, climbing as high as #22 in the nation.
The team finished 26-6 (the second highest win total in
team history) and produced the program’s first All-Americans
since 1992 (Nagy, Nicholas and Williams), and the first ever
All-Region Player (Nicholas).
Since taking over the MSU-Northern program
in 2009, Huebsch and his staff have produced a Frontier
Conference Championship, two conference tournament runner-up
finishes, a Conference and AVCA Northwest Region Player of the
Year, 3 NAIA All-Americans, 3 AVCA Northwest Region 1st
Team players, 9 All-Conference players, an All-Freshman team
player, 8 Dakstat Scholar-Athletes, and 25 Academic
In addition, Huebsch was named the 2013
Frontier Conference and AVCA Northwest Region Coach of the Year.
Prior to joining the Skylight volleyball
program, Huebsch was the head volleyball coach at Havre High
School in Havre, Montana.
In 11 seasons, the Blue Ponies won three Central “A”
titles and back to back state championships in 1997 and 1998.
He was named Central “A” Coach of the Year twice, and nominated
8 times for the Montana Coaches Association Coach of the Year,
winning the award twice.
Both graduates of Northern Montana College,
Bill and his wife Tracy have been married for 18 years and have
four daughters, Madison (16), Logan (14), Devyn (12) and Kinley
||Autumn Elliot (2nd Year)
Autumn Elliot joins the Skylight Volleyball
coaching staff as the Assistant Coach. Autumn has coached
for 13 years at various levels from coaching middle school
volleyball in Chinook to High School Volleyball at CMR, Fort
Benton and Minot High School in Minot ND. She also ran a
club volleyball team in Minot for 5 years ages 10 to 18.
Autumn is also a former Skylight Volleyball
player of three years, before a career ending back injury and
then Student Assisted the Skylights in 1998.
Currently she is the Alumni Director for
MSU-Northern and is excited to be back on the hardwood coaching
the best sport!
Autumn is married to her husband Jim of 13
years and has two great boys Ethan (8) and Quinn (5).