Thomas Chameraud was named the head men's soccer coach on May 6, 2019.
He recently completed his fifth year with the MSUB men’s soccer team and third as the associate head coach in 2018-19, and replaces Alex Balog who led the program for six years from 2013-2018.
Chameraud assisted Balog en route to GNAC co-Coach of the Year honors in 2017, after the Yellowjackets tied for third place in the GNAC standings with a league record of 6-6.
MSUB had its best season since 2012 in the fall of 2016, going 9-6-3 overall and 5-4-3 within the Great Northwest Athletic Conference to finish in fourth place. The Yellowjackets ranked second in goals scored with 40, and third in shutouts with six.
Chameraud helped coach the ‘Jackets to their first winning season since 2012, as the team finished 2015 with an overall record of 8-6-4 and a mark of 6-5-3 in league play.
Chameraud, who is an MSUB graduate and men’s soccer alumnus, earned his master’s degree in public relations during the 2015-16 academic year.
Chameraud earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from MSUB, after completing a bachelor’s in sports commerce in France.
During his senior year as a Yellowjacket, he recorded one of the best individual seasons in the program's history. His 11 assists and 21 total points rank first and eighth in their single season respective categories. Chameraud finished his career with 18 career assists, which ranks No. 2 all-time in MSUB men’s soccer history. In 2012 he earned first team all-GNAC and Daktronics all-West Region honors, second team NSCAA all-West Region honors, and all-academic GNAC honors.
In 2011 Chameraud started all 18 contests and recorded seven points on seven assists, which tied for fourth in the GNAC. He earned second team all-GNAC honors and Player of the Week honors for the week of Oct. 31- Nov. 6 with a game-winning assist against Rocky Mountain College.
Chameraud holds three MSUB records – assists in one game (4), assists in one season (11), and assists per game (0.5, 18 assists in 36 games).
Prior to MSU Billings at ESC Chambery-Savoie, Chameraud helped his high school team to the 2006 French high school championship. He also earned two CFA2 Championships in 2007 and 2009.
Chameraud also holds a NSCAA Advanced Regional Coaching Diploma, and an USSF D License.
Chameraud and his wife Melissa were married in 2015 and currently reside in Billings with their son Lorik and daughter Massilia.
Tom Lohmann begins his second season as the MSUB men’s soccer assistant coach in 2019-20.
Lohmann completed his undergraduate and master’s degrees at MSUB, where he played from 2014-17. In the summer of 2019, Lohmann passed his UEFA B License with distinctions.
Lohmann was a two-time all-GNAC goalkeeper for the Yellowjackets and finished his career as the program’s all-time saves leader with 204. Lohmann played in 57 games over four years in goal, holding a career goals-against average of 1.47 and totaling 5,079 minutes played.
Lohmann was a member of the Michigan Bucks’ 2016 Professional Development League national championship title, and he also played professionally in Iceland in 2018 the summer after graduating from MSUB.
Prior to his time at MSUB, Lohmann attended Nyack College in New York.
A native of Berlin, Germany, Lohmann was a two-time state cup winner during his prep career while playing for the Berlin State Team.
Tulio Melo is in his first season as an assistant men’s soccer coach during the 2019-20 academic year.
Melo completed his undergraduate degree in exercise science with a minor in coaching at Rocky Mountain College, where he played soccer from 2016-19.
Melo was a two-time all-Cascade Collegiate Conference selection in the NAIA, and was named two-time Player of the Year for Rocky.
Melo was a member of the Portland Timbers under-23 team and the Thunder Bay Chill, where he competed in the USL League 2.
A native of Minas Gerais, Brazil, Melo played and started every game at RMC where he recorded five goals and seven assists during his career.
Head Athletic Trainer
Thomas Ebel begins his ninth year as the head athletic trainer at Montana State University Billings in 2019-20 after serving five years (2006-2011) as the head athletic trainer and teacher at Clovis High School in Clovis, New Mexico.
At MSUB, Ebel is in charge of taking care of student-athletes on the men's soccer, men's basketball, and track and field squads, and oversees all 15 varsity athletic teams’ athletic training needs.
Before taking over at Clovis High, Ebel spent four years (2002-06) at Eastern Medical Associates (EMA) in Portales, New Mexico, where he was a physician extender and covered the local high schools. Part of his duties with EMA were designing core strength, rehabilitation and conditioning programs, performing fitness evaluations and orientations, developing athletic injury prevention and treatment programs, along with various other duties.
Prior to his time at EMA, Ebel spent six years (1995-2001) as the head athletic trainer and instructor at Concordia University Nebraska in Seward, Nebraska. At Concordia, Ebel created and developed the student athletic training program for the university. He also designed multiple programs and was responsible for all of the day-to-day operations of the training room.
Ebel received a Bachelor of Arts degree in exercise science from Concordia University Nebraska in 1994 then received a teaching certificate from Concordia in 2002. In 2004 he received his master's degree in athletic administration from Eastern New Mexico University.
Ebel is certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association as well as being CPR and AED certified. He also holds a certification as a Performance Enhancement Specialist.
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Dr. Jeff Willardson is in his second year as a strength and conditioning coach for the Yellowjackets in 2019-20.
He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in exercise science from Utah State University, and a Doctorate in Exercise and Wellness from Arizona State University. He has since authored or coauthored more than 80 professional journal articles on different aspects of weight training for improving health and athletic performance. Dr. Willardson has presented nationally and internationally, most recently, on four separate occasions in various cities across the country of Brazil.
He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and serves on the education board for the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.
Dr. Willardson has competed seven times as a drug-free bodybuilder and in his free time, enjoys family activities with his wife and four children. He is a native of Wellsville, Utah.