A Letter from Coach Bolding

    Welcome to Columbine High School’s gym, home of the REBELS! I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as the head girls’ basketball coach. The coaching staff will model the dedication, self-sacrifice, hard work, resiliency and sportsmanship we hope to instill in our athletes. We take a comprehensive approach in creating an atmosphere where players are continuously pushed, encouraged, valued, respected, while putting their welfare and success as our primary objective. We want our players to succeed academically and athletically while teaching skills that transfer into everyday life. We will operate with high expectations of all our representatives: coaches, players, booster club members, parents, fans and feeder team players, in developing a sense of pride to be a part of the Columbine Girls’ Basketball program.        We are deeply committed to our players, Columbine High School, and the Columbine community.  Special thanks and appreciation goes out to teachers, staff, the Columbine community, family and friends for all you do in support of the girls’ program. Also, a big thanks to this year’s program sponsors for your support. You all are an integral part of the success of our program!
Go Rebels! 

Greg C. Bolding, Jr. 
Columbine High School
Girls’ Varsity Basketball Coach

 Greg Bolding Jr. Varsity Head Coach
    Greg Bolding is in his second year as the girls’ head basketball coach at Columbine High school.  Coach Bolding in his first year lead the lady rebels to the sweet sixteen and had an overall record of 18-8, the best record in the last ten years.
    Coach Bolding began his career in 2005 at his alma mater, Mitchell High School, as the girls’ C squad coach. After two years he took a break from coaching to work in the sports industry. In 2009, he started Bold Sports Events where he managed some of the world’s top professional athletes. In 2011, upon returning to Colorado he was hired as an assistant girls’ basketball coach at Mullen High School where he spent four seasons. In 2012 Coach Bolding teamed up with a retired NBA player to start one of Colorado’s top basketball club programs. In the off-season Greg enjoys instructing the development of young basketball players from all over the Rocky Mountain region. When not coaching, Coach Bolding enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, Sandy and her daughter, Bella

 Jen Anderson: J.V. Girls Head Basketball Coach
    Coach Jen Anderson enters her second season at Columbine High School as the junior varsity coach. She has 14+ years of experience coaching girls high school basketball. Last year she lead the lady rebels to a record of 15-4.  Prior to coaching at Columbine she spent seven seasons as the head coach at Northridge High School in Greeley, CO (2008-2015). She was also the varsity assistant at Northridge from 2006-2008. Prior to Northridge, Jen was the varsity assistant at Thompson Valley High School in Loveland, CO (2003-2006).
    Coach Anderson also has experience in club basketball with both the Rocky Mountain Fever and the Premier Basketball Club. She assisted at Northern Colorado’s women’s basketball individual camps for 5 summers. She also spent a summer helping with the Fruita High School girls’ basketball program. Coach Anderson has a busy 4 1/2 year old daughter Lucie and 15 month old son Urban, who enjoy coming along with her to the gym.

Bill Gilbert: Assistant Varsity 
Girls Basketball Coach
    This is Coach Gilbert’s second year as Varsity Assistant at Columbine High School.  Coach  Gilbert has 20 years of youth coaching experience coaching both basketball and soccer.  Prior to joining the staff at Columbine, Coach Gilbert served as a varsity assistant for girls basketball at Golden and Mullen High School.  Coach Gilbert also spent time coaching for  Green Mountain High School’s Gold Crown program.  In addition to basketball, Coach Gilbert has 12 years experience coaching high school aged competitive girls soccer for Colorado Rush Soccer Club.
    Bill and his wife, Cherie, have 3 children.  Brittany, their oldest daughter is the 3rd grade  teacher at St. Bernadette Catholic School in Lakewood and a graduate of Creighton University in Omaha.  Andrew graduated from the University of Denver and loves basketball.  Quincey, their youngest daughter, is an undergraduate at Santa Clara University in California.  Quincey played basketball at Mullen for Coach Bolding.

 Mike Artis: Level III Head Coach 
    Coach Artis is a native of Mobile, Alabama and a graduate from McGill-Toolen Catholic High School. After his high school career he began to coach at First Baptist Tillman’s Corner Church. He coached there for two years where they won two state championships in a row.  After the success with his program, Coach Artis was presented a head coaching opportunity with  Nike-sponsored team, Alabama Challenge. After his first summer with Alabama Challenge, his 14U team was ranked third in the country. After that successful summer Coach Artis joined the St. Luke’s High School (Mobile, AL) program as the varsity assistant coach and head  middle school coach. After three years, a state final four appearance and three straight regional  championships he decided to expand his career and move to Denver, Colorado. He quickly picked up coaching the 7th/8th grade girls and boys team at Creighton Middle School. After the one season at CMS and reaching the middle school championship with both teams he was offered a position as varsity assistant and level three head coach at Columbine High School. This is Coach Artis’s second year with the Columbine Rebels and he is very excited to be a part of this program and the community.