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Former Griz player, Montana Tech assistant Derek Selvig hired as Dickinson State's men's basketball coach

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Posted at 10:55 AM, Aug 06, 2020

Montana native, former Griz standout and Montana Tech assistant Derek Selvig is getting his first crack at a head coaching gig in the college basketball ranks.

Selvig was announced as the new head men's basketball coach at NAIA Dickinson State (N.D.) on Thursday. Previously, Selvig was an assistant coach at Tech since 2016.

A Glendive native, Selvig starred as a prep standout at Dawson County High School, going 44-4 in his junior and senior seasons before being named the Montana Gatorade Player of the Year in 2007.

Selvig went on to star at Montana as a 7-foot post player under former Griz coach and current Oregon State men's basketball coach Wayne Tinkle. Selvig appeared in 116 games for UM, starting in his junior and senior seasons, and helped lead Montana to NCAA Tournament appearances in 2010 and 2012. In his career, Selvig scored 844 points and grabbed 562 rebounds for the Griz, and shot 42.2 percent from the field and 40.2 percent from 3-point range.

Selvig went on to play overseas in Germany before returning to the U.S. and beginning his coaching career as an assistant coach at Billings West High School.

Dickinson State went 10-17 in 2019-20. Montana Tech went 18-12 this past season, its second of back-to-back winning seasons, which included a win over Montana, which counted as an exhibition for Tech.