BILLINGS -- Rocky Mountain College released a vague and random statement late Thursday afternoon announcing that head women's basketball coach Wes Keller will "resume his duties, effective immediately."
Keller had been missing from the bench since the Battlin' Bears forfeited a basketball series with Montana Western two weeks ago. When MTN Sports reached out to multiple members of Rocky's administration regarding Keller's absence, none responded.
Multiple sources confirmed to MTN Sports that a group of Keller's players had complained about his coaching style. The Bears lost a pair of games to MSU Billings in Keller's absence utilizing a mostly JV roster.
"Rocky Mountain College has concluded a comprehensive review of its women’s basketball program," Rocky athletic director Jeff Malby said in the release. "Head coach Wes Keller will resume his duties, effective immediately.
"No further comments will be made on this evaluation, per Rocky Mountain College policy of not offering comment on personnel matters."
Rocky president Bob Wilmouth was also quoted in the release.
“We have complete confidence that Coach Keller is the right leader for our women’s basketball program,” said Wilmouth.
Rocky's women are 1-9 this season with 10 cancellations and two forfeits. The Bears are scheduled to play their final two games at the University of Providence on Saturday and Sunday.