Adrian Dinkel
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Head Coach - 2nd Season

Adrian Dinkel is entering his 2nd season as Head Baseball Coach at Sterling College.

In Coach Dinkel's first season at the helm the program was taken to new heights. Coach Dinkel guided program to a school record for wins with 45 (45-14). Also Winning the KCAC regular season championship and the KCAC tournament championship, leading the program to its first ever NAIA National tournament finishing one game away from the NAIA World Series. During this run Coach Dinkel was named the 2012 Conference Coach of the Year.    

Prior to arriving at Sterling College, Coach Dinkel spent two seasons as the Head Assistant/Recruiting Coordinator at Clarendon Junior College in Texas (2008-2010). While at Clarendon, Coach Dinkel helped lead the bulldogs to two regional births which put Clarendon College in the national polls on a consistent basis. In his two seasons the bulldogs had a record of 79-33.

Coach Dinkel spent 2005-2008 at Bethany College. He served as Associate Head Coach/Pitching/Head Recruiting Coordinator under then head coach Matt Tramel. During his tenure he helped guide the Swedes to the NAIA regional tournament in each of his seasons, in addition to winning three KCAC conference championships. Along the way he was instrumental in helping the Swedes break the conference record for wins, with over 40 wins in each season.

During this span Coach Dinkel's pitching staff's were considered amoung the NAIA's elite; leading the country in least hits allowed per game and finishing in the top ten in team ERA as well as finishing in the top five in least walks allowed. During this run the Swedes were a perrinal top 25 program finishing as high as tenth in the country. In his time at Bethany he helped amass a record of 132-44.

Coach Dinkel has coached many All-Conference performers which include eight NAIA All-Americans, two NJCAA All-Americans, five Conference pitchers of the year, three Conference players of the year, and numerous All-Region players.

Coach Dinkel has coached over 22 players that have gone on to sign a professional contract.

Coach Dinkel prepped at Cyprus High School in Magna, UT, where he was considered one of the top prep players in the state. He then spent two years in junior college before moving on to Bethany College. It was here that he helped lead the Swedes to the KCAC championship, as well as the programs highest national ranking. The Swedes finished the year with 49 wins, and Dinkel finished the year with a 10-2 record on his way to being named an All-Conference performer.

Coach Dinkel earned a bachelor's degree in health and physical education from Bethany College, and a Master's Degree in Secondary Education Sports Administration from East Central University.

Coach Dinkel is from Magna, Utah. He currently resides in McPherson, Kansas with his wife Gidget and son, McCabe.

2013 Baseball Roster
Roster for 2013 Baseball Team
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.Wt.HometownPrevious School
Nate Robinson*FRINFR/R6-2 Colorado Springs, CORampart HS
Josh Simmons*JRRHPR/R6-3 Henderson, TXLon Morris JC
1Austin WirtasSRLHPL/L5-10 Downers Grove, ILCollege of DuPage
2Blake EnglishJROFR/R5-11 Temecula, CAMt. San Jacinto JC
4Jaysen ColemanJROFR/R5-9 Oakland CACollege of the Desert
5Jared ForbushSROFL/L5-11 Riverton, UTTreasure Valley CC
6Adam SmithJRCL/R6-0 Topeka, KSTennessee Wesleyan
7Joe WilliamsSRMIFR/R6-0 Compton, CACompton CC
8Danny BakerJRUTILR/R5-11 Norco, CAGolden West JC
9Shey MillerSROFR/R6-0 Palm Desert CACollege of the Desert
10Ian JoshJRCR/R6-0 Loveland, COMountain View HS
11Matt EshlemanSRLHPL/L5-11 Fontan,CABloomington Christian HS
12Brennan StellingSRRHPR/R6-6 Riverton, UTGateway CC
13Tyler DeutscherSRLHPL/L6-1 Solomon, KSSylvan Unified HS
14Anthony FelicianoSOUTILR/R6-2 Bayamon, PRSeminole State
15Anthony StewartJRINFR/R5-10 Bayamon, PRIowa Lakes CC
16Daniel HallSROFR/R5-11 Rancho CAChaffey CC
18Luke MillerJRCR/R6-0 West Jordan, UTCollege of Southern Idaho
19Donny HoganSROFR/R6-1 Antioch, CAContra Costa CC
20Daniel CloteauxSRRHPR/R6-0 Lafayette LAU of Louisiana Lafayette
21Reynaldo RiveraJRCR/R5-11 Trujillo Alto, PRBellevue University
22Joe BattagliaJRINFR/R6-2 Riverside, CAChaffey CC
23Patrick SmithSOINFR/R5-11 Las Cruces, NMNew Mexico State
24Saul RodriguezSRMIF/RHPR/R6-3 San Pablo, CAContra Costa CC
25Wesley TrambleSRRHPR/R6-1 El Cerrito, CAContra Costa CC
27Elijah BrisenoJRINFL/R5-10 Rancho Cucamonga, CARiverside JC
28Steven CazaresJRRHPR/R6-5 Upland, CAChaffey CC
29Nick LavalleeJRRHPR/R6-4 Rancho Cucamonga CALos Osos HS
30Brock MossSRRHPR/R6-1 New Iberia, LAMorton JC
31Andrew ClarkSR1B/RHPR/R6-1 Palm Desert CACollege of the Desert
32Scott LilesSRRHPR/R6-4 Long Beach, CACypress CC
33Matt JacksonJRRHPR/R6-3 Modesto, CAModesto JC
34Nico LytleJRRHPR/R6-8 Boise, IDColumbia Basin CC
37Trey ValdezJROFR/R5-9 Houston, TXCypress Woods HS
38Danny FinderJRRHPR/R6-2 Kingman, KSKingman HS
40Matt OdenJRLHPL/L6-4 San Jacinto, CAMt. San Jacinto JC
* Redshirt
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2nd season
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