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.
|Nate Robinson*||FR||INF||R/R||6-2||Colorado Springs, CO||Rampart HS|
|Josh Simmons*||JR||RHP||R/R||6-3||Henderson, TX||Lon Morris JC|
|1||Austin Wirtas||SR||LHP||L/L||5-10||Downers Grove, IL||College of DuPage|
|2||Blake English||JR||OF||R/R||5-11||Temecula, CA||Mt. San Jacinto JC|
|4||Jaysen Coleman||JR||OF||R/R||5-9||Oakland CA||College of the Desert|
|5||Jared Forbush||SR||OF||L/L||5-11||Riverton, UT||Treasure Valley CC|
|6||Adam Smith||JR||C||L/R||6-0||Topeka, KS||Tennessee Wesleyan|
|7||Joe Williams||SR||MIF||R/R||6-0||Compton, CA||Compton CC|
|8||Danny Baker||JR||UTIL||R/R||5-11||Norco, CA||Golden West JC|
|9||Shey Miller||SR||OF||R/R||6-0||Palm Desert CA||College of the Desert|
|10||Ian Josh||JR||C||R/R||6-0||Loveland, CO||Mountain View HS|
|11||Matt Eshleman||SR||LHP||L/L||5-11||Fontan,CA||Bloomington Christian HS|
|12||Brennan Stelling||SR||RHP||R/R||6-6||Riverton, UT||Gateway CC|
|13||Tyler Deutscher||SR||LHP||L/L||6-1||Solomon, KS||Sylvan Unified HS|
|14||Anthony Feliciano||SO||UTIL||R/R||6-2||Bayamon, PR||Seminole State|
|15||Anthony Stewart||JR||INF||R/R||5-10||Bayamon, PR||Iowa Lakes CC|
|16||Daniel Hall||SR||OF||R/R||5-11||Rancho CA||Chaffey CC|
|18||Luke Miller||JR||C||R/R||6-0||West Jordan, UT||College of Southern Idaho|
|19||Donny Hogan||SR||OF||R/R||6-1||Antioch, CA||Contra Costa CC|
|20||Daniel Cloteaux||SR||RHP||R/R||6-0||Lafayette LA||U of Louisiana Lafayette|
|21||Reynaldo Rivera||JR||C||R/R||5-11||Trujillo Alto, PR||Bellevue University|
|22||Joe Battaglia||JR||INF||R/R||6-2||Riverside, CA||Chaffey CC|
|23||Patrick Smith||SO||INF||R/R||5-11||Las Cruces, NM||New Mexico State|
|24||Saul Rodriguez||SR||MIF/RHP||R/R||6-3||San Pablo, CA||Contra Costa CC|
|25||Wesley Tramble||SR||RHP||R/R||6-1||El Cerrito, CA||Contra Costa CC|
|27||Elijah Briseno||JR||INF||L/R||5-10||Rancho Cucamonga, CA||Riverside JC|
|28||Steven Cazares||JR||RHP||R/R||6-5||Upland, CA||Chaffey CC|
|29||Nick Lavallee||JR||RHP||R/R||6-4||Rancho Cucamonga CA||Los Osos HS|
|30||Brock Moss||SR||RHP||R/R||6-1||New Iberia, LA||Morton JC|
|31||Andrew Clark||SR||1B/RHP||R/R||6-1||Palm Desert CA||College of the Desert|
|32||Scott Liles||SR||RHP||R/R||6-4||Long Beach, CA||Cypress CC|
|33||Matt Jackson||JR||RHP||R/R||6-3||Modesto, CA||Modesto JC|
|34||Nico Lytle||JR||RHP||R/R||6-8||Boise, ID||Columbia Basin CC|
|37||Trey Valdez||JR||OF||R/R||5-9||Houston, TX||Cypress Woods HS|
|38||Danny Finder||JR||RHP||R/R||6-2||Kingman, KS||Kingman HS|
|40||Matt Oden||JR||LHP||L/L||6-4||San Jacinto, CA||Mt. San Jacinto JC|
|(16) Oklahoma City University vs||1|
|NAIA National Tournament Elimination Game|
|University of Houston - Victoria||3|
|NAIA National Tournament Elimination Game|
|University of Houston - Victoria vs||5|
|NAIA National Tournament Opening Round|
|(RV) Friends University vs||2|
|KCAC Conference Tournament|
|University of St. Mary||5|
|KCAC Baseball Championship Tournament|
|University of St. Mary at||11|
|University of St. Mary at||3|
|(25) Sterling at||0|
|University of St. Mary||1|
|(25) Sterling at||10|
|University of St. Mary||13|
|(25) Sterling at||18|