CSC Hires Former North Dakota Head Coach Travis Brewster To Lead Women’s Basketball Program


     For the first time, an ex-NCAA Division 1 head coach will lead a program at Chadron State College. Former North Dakota head man Travis Brewster was named Friday as the new head women’s basketball coach for the Eagles.

 Brewster succeeds Janet Raymer, who went 35-145 over 7 seasons, including 4-24 last winter when the Eagles were 4-18 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    CSC AD Joel Smith says the college is “excited” to get someone the caliber of Brewster, who was 128-120 in 8 years at North Dakota and 45-16 the last two seasons at Saint Xavier, an NAIA school in Chicago.

      Brewster was named Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year twice and led North Dakota to the playoffs 4 times, including its first appearance in the NCAA D-1 tournament.

   Smith says Brewster stood out in “a strong pool of applicants” with his experience and success, then proved to be a “great match” with the CSC staff and college during his campus visit.

     A native of Cedar Rapids, IA, Brewster graduated from Charleston Southern University in 1994. 

     He then served as an assistant at Iowa Lakes Community College, North Dakota, South Dakota State, and Wisconsin-Milwaukee before returning to North Dakota in 2008 for another 4 years as an assistant before being named head coach in 2012. 

    Brewster says “a lot of people” have made his coaching career possible and he’s “thankful for their continued support through the years.” 

     He also thanks Smith and new CSC President Dr Ron Patterson and says he looks forward to “building on the vision and mission of athletics and CSC,” calling It “a special opportunity” for his family to be a part of the college and the community.”