Our Staff

GENERAL MANAGER

Jim Keough

Contact Jim: [email protected]

Jim Keough is in his first season as the General Manager of the inaugural Great Falls Electric professional basketball team.
Keough is a local businessman who served 13 years as the General Manager of two Great Falls minor league baseball teams, the Great Falls Dodgers and Great Falls White Sox, which competed in the Pioneer League with other Montana cities such as Billings, Missoula, Helena, and Butte.
Keough left the baseball business and bought an American West Hockey League (AWHL) team called the Great Falls Americans Junior A hockey team in 2011. The team played at the Great Falls Ice Plex when it opened in November 2008. He sold the team in 2022.
He bought the Great Falls Electric, a new member of The Basketball League (TBL) in June 2023 that started play in March 2024.

“I think people want family entertainment and basketball is very popular with a lot of kids playing it,” said Keough. So, we’re bringing that atmosphere to Great Falls, and I just think as how Great Falls is growing, it’s just going to be a good fit. We’re going to keep it affordable for families. We want a lot of kids there because that is the future of any sport.”

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

JC Isakson

Isakson’s connections with the Frontier Conference, Division I and Division II will help him sign many players with many Montana players with professional experience.

JC Isakson is in his first season as Director of Operations for the Great Falls Electric professional basketball team.
Isakson is currently the Head Men’s Basketball Coach for the University of Providence men’s basketball team located in Great Falls, Montana. This is Isakson’s eleventh year in coaching and ninth at the collegiate level.
The Augusta, Mont. native played at UM-Western for former University of Providence men’s basketball coach and current Rocky Mountain College (Billings, MT) Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach, Steve Keller. Isakson played at UM-Western when Keller was coaching there. He has previous coaching stops at Glacier High School (Kalispell, MT), University of Montana-Western (Dillon, MT) and MSU-Billings (MT).
JC is also the founder and director of Montana Hoops, a grassroots basketball organization that hosts various camps, clinics, and travel team tournaments for Montana prep basketball athletes.

“We (Electric) will play a shoulder season, starting in March after college and high school ball are over,” said Isakson, who also stated his involvement with the Electric will not interfere with his college duties. “I will be involved in building a full (coaching) staff. I expect we will be signing players with pro experience returning from Europe and getting ready for NBA tryouts in Las Vegas.”

PUBLIC RELATIONS/MEDIA COORDINATOR

Kevin Scott

Contact Kevin: [email protected] l Phone: 406-403-8146

In his spare time, Kevin enjoys attending a variety of sporting events including hockey, football, basketball, and baseball as well as camping and hiking.

Kevin and his wife, Alta live in Great Falls and have one daughter, Lily born in June 2015.

Kevin Scott is in his first season as Public Relations/Media Coordinator for the Great Falls Electric professional basketball team. He will be posting information on our Facebook and X (Twitter) pages, writing game summaries after each game, press releases and will create content for the website (https://thegreatfallselectric.com/)
Kevin finished his tenth season (2023-24) as Public Relations Coordinator for the Great Falls Americans Junior A hockey team. He oversees the distribution of information regarding the hockey team by writing game summaries (home and away games), creating press releases for news announcements and updating the website with current information.
Kevin grew up in Sand Coulee, MT (just east of Great Falls) and attended Centerville High School where he graduated in 1997. After high school, he attended the University of Montana-Western located in the small town of Dillon, MT, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Communications in 2002.

He is currently working at Easter Seals-Goodwill and The Newberry in Great Falls and is a Confero Sports Foundation board member. He is also an active member of the Lincoln Elementary School Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

Previously, Kevin was the Sports Information Director at the University of Great Falls (now the University of Providence), and he was also the Marketing Coordinator for the University of Great Falls Athletic Association Lancer Booster Club.

HEAD COACH

Johnny Clark

Under Clark’s tutelage, collegiate players selected as Player of the Year in their conference include Nikita Lowry, Jim Jackson, Scoonie Penn, Evan Turner and Jantel Lavender (Ohio State/Big Ten), Franthea Price (Iowa/Big Ten), Helen Darling (Penn State/Big Ten), Trey Burke (Michigan/Big Ten), Gary Trent, Sr. (Ohio University/Mid-American Conference), Antonio Daniels, Anthony Stacey, and Keith McLeod (Bowling Green/Mid-American Conference), and Earl Boykins (Eastern Michigan/MAC).

At the grassroots level, Clark is the Founder and Director of Jump 25 Basketball and has hosted basketball camps and clinics for youth in Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; and Las Vegas, Nevada.
He also hosts the annual Jump 25 OHIO All-Star Basketball Classic, which features many of the Midwest’s outstanding high school and college seniors (men and women) and inducts a Class of Inductees into the Jump 25 Basketball Hall of Fame.

Johnny Clark was named Head Coach of the Great Falls Electric on November 1, 2023. “I am truly honored and excited to be selected as Head Coach of the Great Falls Electric for our inaugural season in the TBL, and I look forward to bringing an exciting, fast-paced, high-energy brand of basketball to our city and fans.”
He brings a wealth of knowledge from his playing, coaching, and player development experience in the United States and around the globe. A 2022 American Basketball Hall of Fame (ABHOF) and 2018 Great Columbus Basketball Legends Association Hall of Fame (GCBLA) Inductee, Clark played professionally as a point guard/shooting guard in both the US and abroad, and has been an Assistant Coach/Player Development in the NBA (Toronto Raptors, Cleveland Cavaliers), Associate in Player Development in the NBA (Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers), Olympiocos (FIBA Europe/Athens, Greece), Indiana Fever (WNBA), Columbus Quest (ABL), the Shanxi Brave Dragons (Chinese Basketball Association), Yakima Sun Kings , Great Falls Explorers (CBA), and the Fresno HeatWave (ABA).
Clark has served as Head Coach/General Manager with the Columbus Knights (XBA), and the Lechegueros de Leon Basketball Club (FIBA Mexico/LNBP), where he was named LNBP October Coach of the Month in the 2013 season.
A Columbus, Ohio native Clark prepped at Bishop Hartley High School before starring at junior college national powerhouse Hagerstown CC and finishing collegiately at the University of Central Arkansas.
Coach Clark is known in many basketball circles as a “Founding Father” of player development as we know it today, has shared his training techniques with or has served as an off-season Shooting/Player Development Coach for many current and former NBA, WNBA, ABL, European League, and collegiate players. The players include Gary Trent Jr. (Toronto Raptors), Jordan Horston (Seattle Storm), NBA and WNBA All-Stars Michael Redd (Milwaukee Bucks), LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers), Sabrina Ionescu (New York Liberty), Vince Carter, Tracy McGrady, and Antonio Davis (Toronto Raptors), Mike Conley (Minnesota Timberwolves), Katie Smith (Minnesota Lynx), DeMya Walker (Sacramento Monarchs), and Jantel Lavender (Los Angeles Sparks); NBA/WNBA World Champions Dennis Hopson (Chicago Bulls), Chris Jent (Houston Rockets), Antonio Daniels (San Antonio Spurs), Derek Anderson (Miami Heat), LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers), Calvin Booth (Denver Nuggets), Katie Smith (Minnesota Lynx), DeMya Walker (Sacramento Monarchs), and Jantel Lavender (Los Angeles Sparks); and NCAA National Players of the Year Jim Jackson (Ohio State, 1992), Evan Turner (Ohio State, 2010) and Trey Burke (Michigan 2013). Redd, James, Carter and Smith earned Olympic Gold Medals while McGrady, Smith, and Carter are James A. Naismith Hall of Fame inductees.

Team Doctors

DR. GLENN WINSLOW

Dr. Winslow is a general surgeon in Great Falls and has been in the community for 28 years. Dr. Winslow is a member of the Great Falls Surgical Association. He specializes in acute care and minimally invasive surgery. He has been married for 35 years and has five children.

DR. SCOTT EVENSON

Scott is a physical therapist practicing in Great Falls, Montana. He specializes in physical treatment to help a patient reduce pain, restore mobility, rehabilitate an injury, or increase movement and overall function. As a physical therapist, Scott Evenson can treat multiple conditions with exercises, ultrasound, electrical simulation, joint mobilization, heat, ice, massage, laser or light therapy, and more. He will create a treatment plan based on the patient’s specific injury or condition and might target a specific body part or body system based on the individual. He has been a physical therapist in Great Falls for the last 30 years.

DR. MICHAEL GARVER, MD, FCP

Michael has been a Practicing Board Certified Pediatrician for over 20 years. His profession is a calling, and his practice is a place of harmony and joy. Challenges are met with inspiration and innovation. We are constantly expanding the concept of the “practice model” and access to care. Our office is a “testing ground” for new ideas and enhancements in pediatric care. I look forward to the future with curiosity and excitement. My skills are honed in a world of endless possibilities.

MORGAN UMPHRES

Surgical Orthopedic Physician Assistant, Benefis Health System
Education: University of Washington School of Medicine
Master of Science, MS

Team Dentist

DERIK POWELL, DDS
Great Falls – Big Sandy, MT

Dr. Powell completed his undergraduate studies at Montana State University and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degrees from the University of Utah School of Dentistry in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Powell also completed advanced clinical training in oral surgery, implant dentistry, root canals and fillings at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA hospital in Denver, Colorado.
It was shortly after coming back home to Montana when Dr. Powell started practicing at Highwood Dental Studio in both Great Falls and Big Sandy. Dr. Powell and his wife are both originally from Great Falls. When not at the dental office, Derik, and his wife Maggie, and chocolate lab Cooper are out enjoying everything Montana has to offer.

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