Head Coach & Assistant AD Swede Trenkle


Trenkle begins his 15th year as head men's basketball coach at Hill College. During his tenure, more than 60 student athletes have moved on to play at a four-year school, many of which went Division I.

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 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 (19), and son Caeden (16).


Phone: 254.659.7960

E-mail: strenkle@hillcollege.edu

Assistant Coach Coris Williams

Coris (CJ) Williams is beginning his second year as an assistant coach for the Hill College men’s basketball team.

CJ is originally from Powder Springs, Georgia. He attended Hill College from 2013 to 2014, and was a player on the Rebel’s basketball team under head coach Swede Trenkle. During his time at Hill College the men’s basketball team went to the national tournament both years, and made it to the final four in his second year. 

CJ transferred to Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) in Nacogdoches, Texas, where he played basketball for head coach Brad Underwood for one year, and coached under head coach Kyle Keller for one year. During his career SFA went to March Madness and played in the Sweet Sixteen, won the Southland Conference Championship, and went 18-0.

CJ graduated from SFA in 2017 with Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a minor in Health Science. 

“I am excited to be back at my alma mater, coaching with my former coach and mentor, and I am looking forward to a successful season.”