Wayne Tinkle

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Wayne Tinkle
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Montana
Biographical details
Born (1966-01-16) January 16, 1966 (age 48)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Playing career
1985–1989 Montana
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Montana (asst.)
Accomplishments and honors
Big Sky Regular Season Championship (2010, 2012, 2013)
Big Sky Tournament Championship (2012, 2013)

Wayne Tinkle (born (1966-01-16)January 16, 1966) is an American college basketball coach. He is currently the head men's basketball coach at the University of Montana-Missoula. He served as an assistant for five years prior to becoming the head coach.[1][2]

He played professionally for 12 seasons until 2000, including stints in the CBA, IBL and in Sweden, Spain, Italy and Greece.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Wayne is married to Lisa McLeod, a former University of Montana women's basketball player.[3] Wayne and Lisa have two daughters; Joslyn, who played for Tara VanDerveer's Stanford Cardinal women's basketball team, and Elle, a sophomore for Kelly Graves' Gonzaga Bulldogs women's basketball team, and a son Tres, who plays basketball at Missoula Hellgate High School in Missoula, Montana. [3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall

Montana (Big Sky Conference) (2006–present)
2006–07 Montana 17–15 10–6 3rd
2007–08 Montana 14–16 8–8 4th
2008–09 Montana 17–12 11–5 T–2nd
2009–10 Montana 22–10 10–6 T–3rd NCAA First Round
2010–11 Montana 21–11 12–4 2nd CBI First Round
2011–12 Montana 25–6 15–1 1st NCAA Second Round
2012–13 Montana 25–6 19–1 1st NCAA Second Round
2013–14 Montana 17–13 12–8 T–2nd
Montana: 158–89 97–39
Total: 158–89

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ Wayne Tinkle. montanagrizzlies.com
  2. ^ a b Tinkle to coach Montana; Krystkowiak to join Bucks - Men's College Basketball - ESPN
  3. ^ a b "Wayne Tinkle Profile". GoGriz.com. 2012-05-31. Retrieved 2012-05-31.