Thursday, June 19, 2008


MSU Women's Basketball has had success with the #4 lately. Last year our team was 4th in the nation with a NCAA DI cumulative team GPA of a 3.56. Academically our student athletes are exceptional and take great pride in the classroom. Earning that degree has been and always will be our first priority.

Our team is learning that we can be smart, have fun, and build a championship program all at once. After finishing the 2006-07 season as the 11th BEST TURNAROUND PROGRAM, the team worked to take another step this season.

The 2007-08 MSU squad produced five more wins, jumped up two more places in our conference, and made an exceptional run to the title game of our Big Sky Tournament. Not bad I suppose when three years ago I took over a program that was last place in the conference, and I could count our wins on one hand.

What does all of this have to do with the number FOUR you ask? Well, the community heard about the MSU Women's Basketball buzz and decided it was time to see what the hype was all about.

We finished the 2007-08 season #4 in biggest increase in attendance- IN THE NATION!

I want to send out a HUGE thanks to all of our supporters that came out for a fantastic finish. We averaged over 3,000 people this season in the Fieldhouse. My challenge for all of you in Bozeman is that next year we SELL OUT the FIELDHOUSE!!!

Oh, and did I also mention the player that wore #4 for us, Rebecca Mercer, broke the single season 3 pointers made with 78 this year? I thought I'd throw that in as well.


Coach Bin

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


We just hit the third day of camp, the hardest of the week as the campers are sore, fatigued, and trying to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The light for MSU Campers, however, is "SHIPWRECK."

Shipwreck is the favorite camp game to get our little ones warmed up, excited, and ready to compete and improve another day. Even though it has nothing to do with basketball, it does get highly competitive.

This year we have also included the MSU Women's Basketball Team's most dreaded conditioning workout, the "BEEP TEST." Yesterday, we had a camper surpass the MSU record holder's, Erica Perry. Needless to say Erica is planning on retaking it as soon as possible.

We've had a great turnout, over 100+, great enthusiasm, and games and competitions to wrap tomorrow. The biggest highlight, the group ball handling routines is still yet to come so please join us tomorrow afternoon from 3-4pm in the Fieldhouse.

Go Cats,

Coach Bin

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Well, we are less than a week away from screaming, sprinting, sweating, cheering, competing, and CRASHING. Yes, camp is here!

Coach Scanson, one of our assistant coaches has been working the entire year for camp, and will most likely be the most exhausted. With that being said, he LIVES for this special week as do the rest of us. I just hope the face paint he is planning on washes off our campers.

What I love most about camp is watching our student athletes become the teachers and interact with our campers. Our athletes are great role models and more importantly "big kids" themselves. To see them on a lighter side without the stress of performing is always a highlight. I can't wait to see what they come up with for their own ball handling routines.

See you next week & don't forget to bring your MSU BOBCAT PRIDE!

Coach Bin