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  Steve Miller - Head Coach

Coaching record at Bismarck High School through 2013-2014 season: 406-188.
Overall record: 523-249.

Coach of the 1994, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2008, and 2010 North Dakota State Class A Boys Basketball Champions, Steve Miller is in his 21st season as the head coach of the Demons.  The Demons also finished 2nd in 1991, 1995, 2004, 2007, 2011 & 2013.

Through 2012-2013, the Demons currently have been to the State Class A Boys Basketball Tournament 22 consecutive seasons.  The Demons finished 3rd in 1992 & 1997; 4th in 1998, 1999, & 2003, 5th in 2012, & 6th in 1996, 2002 & 2014.  The Demons have won the West Region Championship 12 times since 1991. 

Steve was named North Dakota Class A Basketball Coach of the Year in 1991 & 2000.  In 2000 Steve was selected NDAPSSA Male Coach of the Year. 

Prior to becoming the head coach Steve served as an assistant coach at Bismarck High School, head coach at Napoleon & Richardton high schools and was a graduate assistant at the University of North Dakota.

  Rich Hovland - JV Coach

Rich is originally a Rugby Panther, graduating in 1976. He attended Valley City State College, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Business Ed, Phy Ed, and Health. He taught and coached in Steele and Bottineau before he moved to Bismarck in 1989; he is currently teaching Business, Phy Ed and Health at CHS. He has coached basketball, football and track during his 23 years with Bismarck Public Schools. Rich was the North Dakota Class A girls Coach of the year in 1999 and 2000.

Rich enjoys camping, hunting, fishing, gardening & yarding, and just about anything competitive. Rich lives with his two favorite girls - his wife Jayne and daughter Taylor.

  Jordan Wilhelm - Assistant Coach

Coach Wilhelm graduated from Bismarck High School in 2007.  He was a member of three WDA championship teams, and played in three state title games, winning in 2005.  He was a 4-year letter winner, 2-time first team all state ('06, '07), 2007 State tourney MVP, and a member of the Lions' All Star Team.  He went on to play at the University of Mary, where he was a four-year starter & a 1,000 point scorer. 

Jordan is a physical education teacher at BHS.  He has coached youth traveling basketball for the past five years, and is also a member of the varsity football staff at Bismarck High School.

  Perry Hanson - Sophomore Coach

Coach Hanson has been with the Demon Program since the 1992-1993 season serving as assistant coach at the sophomore level. Prior to that he was the Head Coach at Fort Yates Public School. Coach Hanson is a graduate of Minot State University.

Coach Hanson teaches 9th grade Physical Science at BHS and also coaches 7th grade football at Wachter. Coach Hanson is married to Judy and has 3 children - Seth (17), Brenna (14), and Courtney (14).

  Mike Skytland - Sophomore Coach

Coach Skytland has been with the Bismarck High basketball program since 2001.  During this time he has served as the Sophomore assistant.  His other duties at the school include teaching Economics and US History. 

Coach Skytland graduated from the University of Mary and St. Kate’s University.  During the summer Coach Skytland is the Head Coach for American Legion Baseball's Bismarck Governors.


  Mike Swanson - 9th Grade Coach

Coach Swanson is originally from northern Minnesota and a graduate of North Dakota State University.  Graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and in Exercise Science he is in his fourth year teaching in the district.  Mike taught and was the Varsity boys'  coach for six seasons at Northern Cass before coming to Bismarck. In past years, he has coached boys' basketball at Wachter Middle school.  Mike now teaches at Simle Middle school and is in his second season with the Demons.  Mike and his wife Shelly have three boys, Gunner, Gannon, and Grady.

  Mike Ulmer - 9th Grade Coach

Coach Ulmer graduated from BHS and played for the BHS basketball team from 2005-2008, helping the Demons win the 2008 State Basketball Championship.  Mike is currently a senior at the University of Mary.  This will be Mike's first year coaching a freshman team at BHS.

  Andy Foss - 9th Grade Coach

Coach Foss graduated from BHS and played basketball for the Demons from 2002-2005 where he helped the Demons win the 2005 State Championship.  Andy currently works for Bismarck Parks and Rec.  This will be Andy's first year coaching a freshman team at BHS.