Brady Trenkle is entering his second season as an assistant coach on the Youngstown State men’s basketball staff.
In his first year with the Penguins, Trenkle helped the Penguins to a four-win improvement from the previous season and posted the second-most wins in Horizon league play since joining the conference in 2001-02. The Penguins also set the school record for most 3-pointers made in a season with 303 and scored at least 2,000 points for the 10th straight season. The Penguins scored 2,415 points in 2018-19, which ranks fifth in program history.
For the first time in 20 years, the Penguins won six straight games, which set a YSU record for conecutive wins in the Horizon League, from Jan. 31 to Feb. 16.
Darius Quisenberry became the first Youngstown State freshman to earn all-conference honors when he was selected to the All-Horizon League Second-Team. He was also named to the Horizon League All-Freshmen Team. Quisenberry led the Penguins with 13.8 points per game and had 120 assists. He became the first YSU freshman to score at least 400 points since 1978-79 and set the school record 3-point record with 51 made 3s.
Naz Bohannon reached a milestone by grabbing the 500th rebound of his career and finishing with 8.3 rebounds per game, which ranked second in the Horizon League.
Trenkle, who owns an nine-year junior college coaching record of 167-117, comes to YSU after spending the last five years as the Head Men's Basketball coach at Garden City Community College. During his time at GCCC, Trenkle amassed a four-year record of 95-63. In his first year as head coach his team went 22-9 and finished tied for third in the Jayhawk West Conference. That is the best record at GCCC since the 2008-2009 season and the best finish in the Jayhawk West conference since the 2004-2005 season. His team also finished at the top in several statistical categories in Region VI (first field-goal percentage defense, first in defensive rebounding, first in turnover margin, second in rebounding margin, third in scoring defense, and fourth in scoring margin). He also coached 13 all-conference players and two defensive players of the year in 2013 and 2018
Prior to GCCC, Trenkle spent four years at the helm of the Dodge City Community College program. During his four seasons at Dodge City, Trenkle coached his teams to a combined record of 72-54. He coached 10 All-Jayhawk West players and seven All-Region VI selections. Trenkle also saw multiple players go on to compete at the four year level including a high number of NCAA Division I signees.
Prior to being named the head coach at Dodge City, Trenkle served as an assistant for four years in the Conquistador program for Brian Hoberecht. During his time with Hoberecht the Conquistadors advanced to the semifinals of the Region VI Tournament twice and won two Jayhawk West titles.
Before his stint at Dodge, Trenkle served as an assistant at College of Eastern Utah and Seward County Community College for two years a piece. In his time at Seward County the Saints won one Jayhawk West title. As a coach in the Jayhawk West Conference Brady has been a member of three Jayhawk West Championships.
Trenkle comes from a basketball family. His father, Fred, is an NJCAA Hall of Fame Coach posting a 329 – 36 record in 10 years at the helm of the College of Southern Idaho. His two older brothers are also head junior college coaches. Eddie is the head coach at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, CO and Swede is the head coach at Hill College in Hillsboro, TX.
Trenkle is a 1999 graduate of San Diego State University. He was a four-year letter winner in basketball at SDSU and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration. Originally from Twin Falls, Idaho, Brady is a 1994 graduate from Twin Falls High School. He and wife, Amanda Brook Haines, have three sons: Brodie, Brevin, and Braxon, and reside in Poland, Ohio.