Hill College

Coach

Head Coach & Assistant AD Swede Trenkle

TrenkleTrenkle begins his ninth year as head men's basketball coach at Hill College. During his tenure, more than 30 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).

Contact

Phone: (254) 659-7960

E-mail: strenkle@hillcollege.edu

Assistant Coach Isaac Fontenot-Amedee

Amedee is in his first season with the Runnin’ Rebel basketball program.

Most recently, Amedee was the head coach at Hosanna Christian Academy (2012-13) in Baton Rouge, La., where he led the team to the state playoffs.

Previously, Amedee was the assistant coach at Dodge City Community College in Kansas under Head Coach Brady Trenkle from 2010-12. The Conquistadors went 39-22 during this period and six players were signed to Division I scholarships while six others went to four-year schools.

Amedee’s first head coaching position was at Rossville Christian Academy in Rossville, Tenn., where he led the team to the state playoffs.

A native of Baton Rouge, La., Amedee earned a degree in secondary education from Nicholls State University in 2007.

Contact

E-mail: ifontenot@hillcollege.edu