Dodge City Community College formally announced the hiring of Brady Trenkle as the school’s new head men’s basketball coach on Friday.
    Trenkle takes over the head coaching reins after spending the last four seasons as an assistant at DCCC.
    “I am extremely excited and prepared to represent Dodge City Community College and Dodge City with the utmost respect,” he said.
    Trenkle spent two years at the College of Eastern Utah and two years at Seward County as an assistant prior to coming to DCCC.
    DCCC athletic director Howie Smith said Trenkle was the best choice from more than 70 applicants.
    “Brady’s dedication and hard work in the last four years as an assistant was instrumental in the success of our men’s basketball program,” said Smith.  “The committee felt that Brady was the best choice for Dodge City Community College and the future success of the program, and the hiring of Brady also provided continuity with our returning players and incoming recruits.”
    Trenkle comes from a family rich in basketball tradition. His father, Fred, is a NJCAA Hall of Fame coach, and his brothers are head coaches in junior college as well. Eddie is at Northeastern Junior College in Colorado, and Swede at is Hill College in Texas.
    Trenkle said he wants to implement an offensive-minded style of basketball through transition with multiple offensive sets.
    “It is important in an up-tempo style to teach players the importance of playing hard for 40 minutes on both ends of the floor,” he said. “We want to force our style of basketball upon our opponents.”
    Trenkle is a native of Twin Falls, Idaho, and a two-time all-state basketball player at Twin Falls High School. He has a bachelor’s degree in public administration from San Diego State University, where he played basketball and was captain of the 1998-99 Aztec basketball team.
    Brady and his wife, Brook, have three sons: Brodie, Brevin and Braxon.