Hardrocker Women's Basketball Camps

Coaching Staff

Hope Bonlander  |  Assistant Coach

South Dakota School of Mines Athletics welcomes Hope Bonlander back for another season as the Hardrocker Women's basketball assistant coach.

“Hope was a tremendous competitor and player at Southwest Minnesota State --- and played for a trusted friend in Allison Kruger.”  Larsen said. “I’m excited about Hope being back and has a lot to offer our players and the Hardrocker women’s basketball program.”

Bonlander comes to SD Mines from the University of Sioux Falls (S.D.), where she served as a graduate assistant for their Lady Cougars basketball program.

“I am very thankful to have this opportunity to be a part of the amazing Hardrocker Family,” Bonlander said. “I’m excited to support Coach Larsen’s philosophy of dedication and hard work and very anxious for the season to start.”

Prior to her time at USF, Bonlander played at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minn. While at SMSU, Bonlander received her bachelor’s of science in Physical Education with an emphasis on Sports Management.

“Her experience as a graduate assistant at USF working under Coach Traphagen, has given Hope valuable experience,” Larsen said. “I am thrilled that Coach Bonlander is joining the Hardrocker women’s basketball program.”

Dallas Richter  |  Assistant Coach


South Dakota School of Mines women’s basketball head coach Ryan Larsen is pleased to announce the addition of Dallas Richter to the Hardrocker coaching staff. Richter spent the past three seasons as the Rapid City Stevens High School girls’ basketball head coach. 

“Dallas Richter is an incredible addition for SD Mines Women’s Basketball,” Larsen said. “It’s not every day that you can add a coach of Dallas’s experience and knowledge to your basketball staff.” 

Prior to his time as the head coach, Richter was the assistant coach for five seasons at Rapid City Stevens. Richter has coached high school basketball in Box Elder and New Underwood as well, beginning his coaching career in 2004. 

“Coach Richter will be in charge of our post players as well splitting the scouting duties with Coach (Hope) Bonlander.” 

Richter studied at Western Dakota Tech receiving an ASD Certification in Computer-Aided Drafting.  After his time at WDT, Richter also spent time studying at Northern State University as well as Black Hills State.