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Tom Dryburgh played for the Fighting Sioux during the 2006-07 season
Dryburgh shifts to fill women's basketball role
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Updated: Thursday 05/04/2012 14:41:27 (ET)
by Christy Kramer, UND Athletic Media Relations
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Incoming University of North Dakota head women's basketball coach Travis Brewster announced today that Tom Dryburgh has been named assistant coach. Dryburgh's main responsibilities will be scouting opponents, film exchange, game day video, individual workouts, and hiring student managers and practice players. He will also assist with recruiting, alumni outreach and summer camps.

"I know that Tom will make the most of this opportunity and I am excited to have him aboard," Brewster said. "He truly exemplifies the UND way of, 'You get what you earn.'"

"Being an alumnus, he is loyal to the university. He is also passionate about teaching, he is hardworking, and he is eager to better himself for the sake of our program and our players. I believe that Tom will make a great contribution to our tradition of strong post play."

No stranger to UND, Dryburgh spent the last five seasons with the Fighting Sioux men's basketball team, working the first four years as a graduate student manager and the 2011-12 season as the director of operations. He also played for the Sioux during the 2006-07 season as a junior, but a back injury prevented him from playing his senior season (2007-08).

"The tools I've gained throughout my years as a player and coach will be very valuable to me moving forward with the women's team," Dryburgh said. "I love coaching and watching young players develop both on and off the court. It's great to be able to use some of my experiences to help them grow.

"I am very honored and excited to begin working with Coach Brewster. He has given me an opportunity to work with him and to continue the rich tradition of the women's basketball program. I have a great amount of respect for Coach Brewster, and I look forward to many years of success on his staff."

Dryburgh earned a bachelor's degree in social science from UND in 2008 and a Master of Science degree in educational leadership from UND in the spring of 2011. He and his wife, Sherri, have a son, Austin; and daughter, Sophia.

Last year the Sioux men's team won its second straight Great West Conference Tournament title while the women won their first GWC Tournament title, earning the program's first trip to the postseason at the Division I level.

- Go Sioux -

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