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Skylight Volleyball Coaches

Bill Huebsch Bill Huebsch
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 All-Conference student-athletes.

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 (1 1/2).


Autumn Elliot Autumn Elliot (2nd Year)
Assistant Coach

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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

Abby Nicholas (1st year)
Student Assistant Coach

 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 Northern.

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 successful season! 

Joni Nagy Joni Nagy (1st year)
Student Assistant Coach

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