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Brave Basketball Coaches

 

2016-17 BRAVE BASKETBALL COACHING STAFF

ROSS GUSTAFSON  

VARSITY HEAD COACH

Coach Gustafson is in his 2nd season as the varsity coach, and 5th season in the Braves program.  Coach Gustafson is a 2001 graduate of Cut Bank High School, 2006 graduate of Carroll College and 2012 graduate of the University of Montana.  He played college basketball for the Fighting Saints.  This is his 8th overall season of coaching high school basketball in Montana, with previous seasons spent at Victor and Missoula Hellgate.  In addition to coaching basketball, Gustafson is a math teacher at Flathead High School and also coaches freshmen football.  Ross and his wife Lauren have one son, Gerald.

Email:  gustafsonr@sd5.k12.mt.us           School Phone:  406-751-3566

DIRK JOHNSRUD 

JUNIOR VARSITY HEAD COACH

This is coach Johnsrud’s 6th year teaching and coaching at Flathead High School.  This will be his 4th year coaching the J.V. boys’ basketball team.  He has also coached J.V. Girls basketball, Sophomore Boy’s basketball, and freshmen football at Flathead High.  Dirk is 1998 graduate of Columbia Falls High School and 2005 graduate of The University of Montana-Western.  He teaches Human Body Systems and Earth Science at Flathead High School and Medical Detectives at Kalispell Middle School.  Dirk was recently married in October to his beautiful wife Rachel.

email: johnsrudd@sd5.k12.mt.us      

PHIL JACKSON 

SOPHOMORE HEAD COACH

Coach Jackson 

JEFF EPPERLY

FRESHMEN HEAD COACH

Coach Epperly is in his 2nd season as coach of the freshman team.  Epperly is a 1981 graduate of Flathead High School and a 1985 graduate of Montana State University.  He was a four year starter in the Bobcat basketball program having been selected to the All- Big Sky conference team three of those seasons.  Coach Epperly was a 2016 inductee into the Legends Stadium Wall of Fame.   Coach Epperly works for Kalispell Regional Medical Center as a leader in Spiritual Care in the Hospice and Choices program.  He also writes for the Flathead Beacon as a sports columnist.  Jeff and his wife Kyra have two children, Emma and Ezra.

Email: jeffepperly@gmail.com             Phone: 406-471-0246