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  Mike Skytland
Player Profile
Head Coach

Bismarck, ND

BGovs Coach:
9th year

21 years

Bismarck High School (1987)

Bismarck State College (1990)

University of Mary (1992)

College of St. Catherine (2005)


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BGovs under Skytland

Year  Overall  Pct.



Western Division Tournament



2009 29-18 .617 13-7 3rd* 5th
2008 35-15 .700 14-6 1st* 2nd
2007 37-16 .698 15-5 3rd 2nd
2006 31-20 .608 10-9 1st 3rd
2005  38-19 .667 13-7 3rd  2nd
2004 23-24-1 .489 8-12 2nd








*In 2008 and 2009 there was no East or West Region Tournament. Instead, a State Seeding Tournament and a State Qualifying Tournament were held. The BGovs played in the State Seeding Tournament both years.

2009: This is Coach Skytlandís sixth year as Head Coach for the Governors. Last year the Governors were the State Seeding Tournament Champion and North Dakota State Class ĎAí American Legion Runner-up. The Governors were also the State Runner-up under Skytland in 2005 and 2007. The BGovs won the Judge James A. Wright Sportsmanship Award in 2005 and 2006. Coach Skytland was selected to help coach the Class ĎAí West Team in the 2008 North Dakota East-West American Legion Baseball All-Star Classic. Prior to becoming the Head Coach, Skytland was the Bismarck Governorís assistant coach for three years.

Before BGovs: Coach Skytland has been a coach with the Bismarck Parks and Recreation summer baseball program since 1988.  During his years with Parks and Recreation, Skytland has been involved with Babe Ruth Baseball since 1989 and served as the coordinator for the 13-15 year-old Babe Ruth Program from 1995-2000.  Coach Skytlandís teams that won state championships at the Bambino (1993, 1995); 13-year-old (1993, 1994, 1997); and 14-year-old (1999) levels.  His 1995 Bambino and 2000 15-year-old teams both won the Midwest Plains Regional Championship and placed fifth at the Babe Ruth World Series. 

Off the field: Coach Skytland just completed his eighth year as a teacher at Bismarck High School, he teaches Economics and U.S. History. Coach Skytland also serves as an assistant boyís basketball coach. Previously, he taught six years at St. Maryís Grade School. Coach Skytland was the University of Maryís Head Menís Tennis Coach from 1993-2008 and also served as the Head Womenís Tennis Coach from 2001-2008. During the off-season, Skytland is an Instructor for the Midwest Baseball Academy Spring Camp at Bismarck State College.


Did you know? Coach Skytland was a NJCAA Academic All-American in men's basketball at Bismarck State College and a two-time NAIA Academic All-American in men's tennis at the University of Mary.