Kia Herbel is entering her fourth season as head coach for the Teton Women’s Basketball Program.
Before joining the Teton Women’s Basketball program, Kia was the head coach at United Tribes during the 2015-16 season where she was able to win 18 games on the year with only 6 players on the roster. Highlights of the season included two wins over Williston State, winning both the Region and District Championships, and qualifying for the NJCAA National Tournament. With an 86-81 win over Southeast Community College in the District F Championship, Herbel's team advanced on to the NJCAA National Championship Tournament in Overland Park, Kansas. En route to these accomplishments, Herbel was named Region 13 Coach of the Year and District F Coach of the Year.
Prior to taking the reins of the Thunderbird program, Herbel had served as an assistant coach for 2 years, one each at Bismarck State and at United Tribes Technical College. She returned to coaching in North Dakota after a very successful playing career here. She played two years for the Tetons under Head Coach Hunter Berg and then was named an All-American at Dickinson State. After her college playing career, she played 2 seasons in Portugal for a professional team.