Greg Breitbach enters his fourth season as Millersville's head coach in the 2016 season. After a successful five-season run as the offensive coordinator at the University of North Dakota, Breitbach has made a significant impact on the Marauder program both on and off the field early in his tenure.
On the field, his 2013 offense produced Millersville’s first 1,000 yard rusher in seven years. In 2014, his first recruiting class accounted for 48 games started. A pair of true freshmen wide receivers became the first in program history to lead the team in yards and catches. His third season of 2015 saw the defense take a major jump forward, earning its highest PSAC ranking in total defense in 15 years. The Marauders ranked second in the PSAC in pass defense.
Breitbach's off-the-field changes include an overhauled strenght-and-conditioning program and the introduction of his Marauder Scholar Program, which establishes goals and rewards for his players. In the three years of the program his players combined for more than 3,500 hours of community service. Breitbach also established the Game Changer Scholarship Campaign which has helped the program grow its financial resources.
Breitbach, who has coached at four collegiate levels, helped North Dakota transition from a Division II powerhouse into a Division I conference champion. At UND in 2011, his offensive unit helped North Dakota capture a share of the Great West Conference title with an 8-3 record. It was the first Division I Conference Championship in school history. Breitbach was an integral part of a program that posted a 49-30 record, appeared in the NCAA Division II playoffs twice and was nationally-ranked in the AFCA Division I FCS Coaches Poll over a seven wek span in 2011.
As North Dakota moved into the Big Sky Conference in 2012 season, Breitbach’s offense averaged 33.5 points and 430.5 yards of offense per game. His offense set school and Big Sky Conference records for yards passing in a game, as well as two school records for single game total offense. The unit finished in the top 20 nationally in scoring offense, passing offense and passing efficiency. In five seasons as the offensive coordinator, Breitbach’s six starting quarterbacks combined to throw for 94 touchdowns compared to just 45 interceptions. Seven of Breitbach’s players landed first team all-conference honors since making the leap to Division I FCS in 2008. Wide receiver Greg Hardin became North Dakota’s first FCS All-American in 2012 after piling up 1,145 yards and 14 touchdowns on 65 catches under Breitbach’s direction. Hardin went on to sign a contract with the Denver Broncos. His student-athletes also excelled in the classroom, with 11 earning the distinction of CoSIDA Academic All-America.
Breitbach piloted a high-powered offense at Division III Wisconsin-Stevens Point prior to joining the North Dakota coaching staff. His offenses averaged over 415 yards and 30 points per game in three seasons. Seven of his players were named to the All-WIAC First Team. The 2003 club posted an 8-2 record and finished the season ranked No. 12 nationally. The offense led the nation in regular season touchdown passes and ranked first in the conference in five offensive categories. His quarterback was named Division III All-America, WIAC Player of the Year and was a team captain at the Division III Aztec Bowl.
From 1999-2002, Breitbach was the special teams coordinator, receivers and running backs coach at Lewis & Clark College. He also served two stints as an assistant at his alma mater Montana-Western, serving as offensive coordinator and assistant head coach in addition to coaching quarterbacks, receivers, running backs and linebackers. Montana-Western was a NAIA National semifinalist in 1994 and won two conference championships.
Breitbach earned a bachelor’s of science degree in business education from Montana-Western in 1994, and received a master’s of science degree in education administration from Portland State in 2002. As a student-athlete, Breitbach played two seasons at Dickinson State and two at Montana-Western, where he served as a team captain during his senior season.
Breitbach and his wife, Kara, have three children: Alaina, Jenna and Trent.
2008-2013: University of North Dakota, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks
2006-07: University of North Dakota, running backs
2003-06: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, offensive coordinator, quarterbacks, receivers
1999-03: Lewis & Clark College, special teams coordinator, receivers, running backs
1996-98: University of Montana-Western, offensive coordinator, quarterbacks, receivers
1995-96: Wolf Point High School, defensive coordinator
1993-94: University of Montana-Western, linebackers, running backs