Head Coach (6th Year)
Bill Huebsch returns for his 6th
season as head coach at MSU-Northern following a 2013 campaign
that was one of the single greatest seasons in program history.
The Skylights won their first regular
season title in 22 years, going 15-1 in conference play and 8-0
at home. Regular
season road wins at Rocky, Carroll, University of Great Falls
and LC State were also firsts for the program in Huebsch’s
tenure. The team
also received the first national ranking in Northern Volleyball
history, climbing as high as #22 in the nation.
The team finished 26-6 (the second highest win total in
team history) and produced the program’s first All-Americans
since 1992 (Nagy, Nicholas and Williams), and the first ever
All-Region Player (Nicholas).
Since taking over the MSU-Northern program
in 2009, Huebsch and his staff have produced a Frontier
Conference Championship, two conference tournament runner-up
finishes, a Conference and AVCA Northwest Region Player of the
Year, 3 NAIA All-Americans, 3 AVCA Northwest Region 1st
Team players, 9 All-Conference players, an All-Freshman team
player, 8 Dakstat Scholar-Athletes, and 25 Academic
In addition, Huebsch was named the 2013
Frontier Conference and AVCA Northwest Region Coach of the Year.
Prior to joining the Skylight volleyball
program, Huebsch was the head volleyball coach at Havre High
School in Havre, Montana.
In 11 seasons, the Blue Ponies won three Central “A”
titles and back to back state championships in 1997 and 1998.
He was named Central “A” Coach of the Year twice, and nominated
8 times for the Montana Coaches Association Coach of the Year,
winning the award twice.
Both graduates of Northern Montana College,
Bill and his wife Tracy have been married for 18 years and have
four daughters, Madison (16), Logan (14), Devyn (12) and Kinley
||Autumn Elliot (2nd Year)
Autumn Elliot joins the Skylight Volleyball
coaching staff as the Assistant Coach. Autumn has coached
for 13 years at various levels from coaching middle school
volleyball in Chinook to High School Volleyball at CMR, Fort
Benton and Minot High School in Minot ND. She also ran a
club volleyball team in Minot for 5 years ages 10 to 18.
Autumn is also a former Skylight Volleyball player of three
years, before a career ending back injury and then Student
Assisted the Skylights in 1998.Currently she is a design drafter
at Hiline Audio and Video and is excited to be back coaching
with the Skylights for another year!
Autumn is married to her husband Jim of 14 years and has two
great boys Ethan (9) and Quinn (6).
Abby Nicholas (1st year)
Abby Nicholas joins the Skylights Volleyball coaching staff as
a student assistant for the 2014 season. Abby was the head coach
for the 406 North 18U volleyball club for a year before joining
the Skylights staff.
Abby played with the Skylights in the 2012-2013 seasons where
she received an All-American recognition as well as Player of
the Year for the Northwest Region and Frontier Conference. She
was also named Female Athlete of the Year both her years at
She is currently finishing the last year of her nursing degree
and will graduate in the spring of 2015. Abby is excited for the
upcoming season and being able to help the team to another