Carly Sanon was hired as the Head Coach of the Montana Tech Women’s Basketball Program in April of 2014. The position is Sanon's first time as a head coach after serving as an assistant for 11 seasons. She has a career record of 21-40 while at the helm.
In 2015-16, Coach Sanon led the Orediggers to a 9-21 overall record and 5-13 in Frontier Conference action. Montana Tech won three out of their final four regular season games to enter the post season. It was the second Frontier Conference Tournament berth for the Orediggers in just two seasons under Coach Sanon. Montana Tech fell 75-63 to Carroll College in the first round.
Montana Tech had three student-athletes on the Frontier All-Conference teams. Juniors Martha Dembek and Hattie Thatcher received honorable mention honors and Sammy McGree was named the Freshman of the Year. The Orediggers also set or tied three school records last year. Thatcher set the record for most assists in a game with 20. Dembek tied the records for free throw percentage (100 percent) hitting 10 of 10 and three-point field goals made (7) in a game.
Sanon arrives in Butte from NCAA Division II Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington where she spent three years as the assistant coach. Before CWU, she spent eight years at Carroll College as an assistant. At both schools, she served as the recruiting coordinator. While at Carroll, she worked with the guards coaching five All-Americans and 14 All-Conference players.
Originally from Chester, Montana, Sanon graduated from Carroll with a degree in Health Education and was a three year starter for the Saints.
Sanon lives in Butte with her husband Ricardo.
Bolstad comes to Montana Tech from Williston State College where she spent four years with the Teton's program. Prior to Williston State, Bolstad spent a season as an assistant coach at Black Hills State University for the Yellow Jackets during the 2014-15 season.
Bolstad graduated from Culbertson Public Schools in Culbertson, Montana in 2006 and went on to play at Miles Community College for two seasons from 2006-08, where the Pioneers accumulated a record of 56-8. Bolstad continued her playing career at Black Hills State University, where she helped lead the Lady Yellow Jackets to two national tournament appearances, and an Elite 8 finish in the NAIA Division II tournament in 2009. Bolstad went on to become a student assistant coach at BHSU, and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in physical education and health from BHSU in 2011.
Prior to her time at Black Hills State University, Bolstad taught Physical Education and coached basketball and track at Ray Public Schools in Ray, North Dakota. As head coach of the Ray Jays during the 2013-14 season, Bolstad finished the season with a 15-8 record and a second place finish at the district tournament.
Jenna completed her Master's Degree in Strategic Leadership through Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota in 2018.