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Coaching Staff

Thomas Chameraud
Head Coach

Thomas Chameraud begins his fifth year with the MSUB men’s soccer team and third as the associate head coach in 2018-19.

Chameraud assisted head coach Alex 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 newborn son Lorik.

Tom Lohmann
Assistant Coach

Tom Lohmann joins MSUB’s men’s soccer coaching staff for his first season in the fall of 2018.

Lohmann completed his undergraduate degree and is a graduate assistant on the team as he works towards a master’s in public relations.

A recent graduate of MSUB, 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.

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.

Scott Forster
Assistant Coach

Scott Forster is in his first season with the MSUB women’s soccer program in the fall of 2019.

He spent the fall 2018 season as a volunteer assistant with the Yellowjacket men's soccer program.

Forster has completed his Ph.D and Honors degree in biological sciences and has significant experience coaching across ages and genders. Prior to his time at MSUB, Forster was executive director and director of coaching at the Liverpool International Academy in San Jose, California. Forster has developed nationally-ranked competitive travel teams and has created a youth program that has won several premier elite tournaments including NorCal State Cup at the Premier level.

Prior to this, he guided the San Jose State men’s club soccer team to its winningest season in history with the capture of the West Coast Soccer Association’s Open Cup. Several players from this group have gone on to further collegiate and professional success, including recognition for first team All-American, first team All-West Region, CCCAA NorCal Team of the Year, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Forward of the Year, and UPSL National Player of the Week honors. He holds an advanced national and premier diplomas from the United Soccer Coaches and has been recognized for building team culture and the technical development of the competitive player.

A native of Newcastle, England, Forster relocated to the United States in 2012 and has previously supported NCAA D2 Cal State East Bay as second assistant and worked with NPSL franchises in California. He is an English FA certified scout and holds voting rights for US Open cup “player of the round.”

Thomas Ebel
Head Athletic Trainer

Thomas Ebel begins his eighth year as the head athletic trainer at Montana State University Billings in 2018-19 after serving five years (2006-2011) as the head athletic trainer and teacher at Clovis High School in Clovis, N.M.

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, N.M., 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, Neb. 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 xcience 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.

Jeff Willardson
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Dr. Jeff Willardson is in his first year as a strength and conditioning coach for the Yellowjackets.

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.