Head Coach & Assistant AD Swede Trenkle
Trenkle begins his 12th year as head men's basketball coach at Hill College. During his tenure, more than 40 student athletes have moved on to play at a four-year school, many of which went Division I.
Trenkle served for four years as assistant coach at NJCAA Division I Seward County Community College. The SCCC Saints had an 89-37 record and won one conference championship and finished second twice. The Saints also started out in the NJCAA national poll all four seasons.
Trenkle spent three years as assistant coach at NCAA Division II Pittsburg State University under Gene Iba. The Gorillas compiled a 64-24 record during Trenkle's tenure, including two trips to the NCAA-II national tournament. PSU won 18 games in a row during one stretch in 1999, earning the No. 1 ranking in the country.
Prior to his stint at PSU, Trenkle served in a similar capacity at Fort Hays State University. During his tenure on the FHSU staff, the Tigers captured the NCAA Division II national championship in an undefeated (34-0) season in 1996 and reached the NCAA Division II Sweet 16 in a 29-2 campaign in 1997.
Trenkle earned a master's degree in administration of sport in 1997, and completed a bachelor's degree in finance in 1994 at Fort Hays State University. Swede has a daughter, Elexus (14), and son Caeden (11).
Phone: (254) 659-7960
Assistant Coach Mark Lane
Mark Lane comes to Hill College having spent the last 2 seasons as assistant coach at Mars Hill University, a Division 2 school in North Carolina. During the 2013-14 season he was influential in helping Mars Hill defeat Division 1 Furman University. Lane is a native of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and spent five seasons as the assistant coach for Cape Fear Community College. Coach Lane was instrumental in leading the Sea Devils to two Region 10 Tournament Championships, two regular season titles, two National Tournament appearances along with an eighth place finish at the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas in 2010-11. Lane also helped produce 4 All-Americans, Faronte Drakeford, Emmaunel Andrews, Tavares Speaks and Cephas Ogelsby. Prior to CFCC, Coach Lane was an assistant at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, Iowa (2007-08) and Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (2006-07).
At Hill, Coach Lane's primary duties will be overseeing internal operations of the basketball program, travel, film exchange, recruiting and individual player development.
A graduate of Minot State University, Lane was named to the all-conference academic team. Following his playing days at Minot State, Lane continued his career overseas. His first stop was Pertemps Birmingham Bullets in Birmingham, England where he was the youngest player in the league. After a year in England he headed to Denmark to play for Horsens IC to finish his professional career. While in Denmark, Mark was a gold medalist recipient and selected to the All-Bosman team. In addition to his playing and coaching experience, Coach Lane has worked several university basketball camps at Michigan State, Michigan, Marquette and Duke.
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