Dickinson State University athletic department is pleased to announce the hiring of Derek Selvig as the head men’s basketball coach.
Coach Selvig started coaching in 2016 at Montana Tech University as an assistant men’s basketball coach. During his time at Tech, he assisted the program to the most wins in a single season for the first time in twenty years. Selvig also assisted in coaching the Orediggers to back-to-back winning season. The Orediggers also defeated a division one team which was the first time in school history.
Prior to coaching, Selvig played overseas in Gotha, Germany with the BiG Oettinger Rockets. After returning to the states, Derek gained his first coaching experience as an assistant coach for Billings West High School in Billings, MT.
In 2007, he signed to play at the University of Montana. In college, the 7-foot power forward helped lead the Grizzlies to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances. Selvig finished his career with 844 points and 560 rebounds along with averaging 40% from the three-point line.
Selvig is a native of Glendive, MT where he was an all-state player for Dawson County High SchooI. During his time as a Red Devil, he recorded a 44-4 record his junior and senior seasons playing for his father Doug. Selvig reached the Montana Class “A” State Tournament all four years of his high school career. Selvig was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Montana in his senior season. Selvig was one of the top-150 players in the nation in high school, being recruited by powerhouse schools from the Pac-12, Ivy League, ACC, and Big 12 conferences.
Selvig inherits a Blue Hawk team that finished 10-17 in the 2019-2020 campaign. Selvig will begin his duties at Dickinson State this month.
“First I would like to thank President Easton and Coach Stanton and the rest of the DSU athletic department for giving me this unbelievable opportunity to be the next head men’s basketball coach at Dickinson State University. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to work with day in and day out. As a Glendive, MT native I am very familiar with the area and feel confident leading a great group of young men at DSU. I would also like to thank Adam Hiatt for his guidance and mentorship at Montana Tech, I know I would not be in this position without Coach Hiatt’s belief in me. My fiancé, Maddie, and I cannot wait to get out to Dickinson and build something special on the floor with Dickinson State Men’s basketball and in the community of Dickinson,” stated Derek Selvig
“We are very excited to have Derek Selvig be the head men’s basketball coach at Dickinson State. He stood out to the hiring committee with his work ethic, recruiting ties, and the ability to connect with the players he coaches. He will be a guy who works hard at recruiting throughout our region and the country. Derek was an integral part of the success at Montana Tech and is well known throughout the region. We feel he will be the perfect guy to lead our program and will be an ideal fit with our university, the city of Dickinson, and the region,” stated athletic director Pete Stanton.