Head Coach & Assistant AD Swede Trenkle


Trenkle begins his 19th year as head men's basketball coach at Hill College. During his tenure, 89 student-athletes have moved on to play at a four-year school, many of which went Division I. His overall school record is 330-204. 

In 2012 the Hill College Rebels won the Region V championship and went to the national tournament with a record of 27-8. In 2013, they finished third in the national tournament with a record of 34-3 and were also conference champions.

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 an 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 is married to his wife, Katie, and has four children: Elexus (24), Caeden (21), Maddie (16), and Kenna (7). 


Phone: 254.659.7960

E-mail: strenkle@hillcollege.edu



Men's Basketball Roster
# Name Height Weight Year Hometown
0 Isaiah Randolph Isaiah Randolph 6'4" 190 Fr Long Island, NY
1 Gob Gob Gob Gob 6'3" 165 Fr Manchester, NH
2 Soloman Kuol Solomon Kuol 6'8" 195 Fr Melbourne, Australia
3 Kevin Rankin Kevin Rankin 6'1" 160 Fr Victoria, TX
4 Deng Atak Deng Atak


190 Fr Hurst, TX
5 Muhamed Kante Muhamed Kante 6'1" 170 So Manchester, NH
10 Charles Okafor Charles Okafor 6'7" 210 Fr London, UK
11 Julian Williams Julian Williams 6'7" 215  RS Fr Fayetteville, NC
12 Kory Terrell Kory Terrell 6'4" 215 Fr Vancouver, WA
13 Thour Puot Thour Puot 6'2" 165 RS Fr South Sudan
14 Ricky Lacy Ricky Lacy 6'1" 170 So Waco, TX
15 D'Anthony Kimble D'Anthony Kimble 6'4" 215 Fr Athens, LA
20 Anthony Whorton Anthony Whorton 6'5" 180 So Milwaukee, WI
21 Derec Feggins Derec Feggins 6'4" 175 Fr Gothenburg, SE
22 Chuil Bayak Chuil Bayak 6'9" 180 Fr South Sudan
23 Sheer Akot Sheer Akot 6'7" 190 Fr Manchester, NH

NJCAA Schedule 2022-2023

Record: 21-10 overall; 9-5 conference

NJCAA Region V Tournament Qualifier

NTJCAC Reserve Champions

NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American: John Buggs

NTJCAC Newcomer of the Year: John Buggs

NJCAA Region V First Team All-Region: John Buggs

NTJCAC First Team All-Conference: John Buggs and Bryce Latimer

NTJCAC Second Team All-Conference: Jamal Fuller and Chvol Deng

NTJCAC Honorable Mention: Gob Gabriel, Hanniel Outtara, and Dylan Clean

NTJCAC All-Academic Team 2022 (sophomore student-athletes with above 3.25 cumulative GPA): John Buggs