Coach Adam Hiatt injured in Butte car vs. bicycle collision

Montana Tech men’s basketball head coach Adam Hiatt. Montana Tech photo

Bonners Ferry High School graduate Adam Hiatt was hit by a car while riding his bicycle at about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday in Butte, Montana, where he is looking forward to his fifth year as head coach of the Montana Tech Orediggers men’s basketball program, coming off its best season ever.

According to Butte-Silver Bow law enforcement, Hiatt was riding north on the shoulder of Western Boulevard when he was hit on his left side by a maroon Buick sedan. Hiatt rolled up on the hood of the vehicle and fell to the ground.

“Coach Hiatt was injured in the accident, but did not need overnight medical treatment and is at home with his family,” school officials said in a release.

The 2019-20 Montana Tech Oredigger men’s basketball team beat the University of Montana in Missoula for the first time since 1945, stunning the perennial Big Sky Conference champion, and securing the first NCAA Division I victory in program history.

The Diggers also defeated the No. 3, No. 8, and No. 17 ranked NAIA teams in the country.