January 16, 1966 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
Big Sky Regular Season Championship (2010, 2012, 2013)
Big Sky Tournament Championship (2012, 2013)
Wayne Tinkle (born college basketball coach. He is currently the head men's basketball coach at Oregon State University.  He played professionally for 12 seasons until 2000, including stints in the CBA, IBL and in Sweden, Spain, Italy and Greece.January 16, 1966) is an American
Tinkle played college basketball for the University of Montana from 1984-1989.
Wayne played professionally for 12 years, spending most of his time in Europe paying for teams in Sweden, Italy, Spain, and Greece.
Wayne is married to Lisa McLeod, a former University of Montana women's basketball player. Wayne and Lisa have two daughters; Joslyn, who plays for the Seattle Storm professional women's basketball team, and Elle, a junior for Lisa Mispley Fortier's Gonzaga Bulldogs women's basketball team, and a son Tres, who plays basketball at Hellgate High School in Missoula, Montana. 
In 2014, Tinkle was named the Sexiest Man in College Basketball by CollegeInsider.com.
The University of Montana's Wayne Tinkle is one of the winningest coaches in school history, boasting an overall record of 141-78.
Coach Tinkle is the first mentor at Montana to take his team to the NCAA Tournament three times. His 141 career victories are the fourth most ever at Montana. He is 85-31 in Big Sky Conference games, which are the most league wins by any coach at UM. Last season he led the Grizzlies to their second straight trip to the NCAA tournament, as UM played 19th ranked Syracuse in a second round contest in San Jose, Calif. Montana's NCAA tournament berth last season was its third trip to the Big Dance in the last four seasons, and its 10th in school history.
With its NCAA berth a year ago, Montana has now advanced to post-season play a school-record four straight seasons. Montana went 19-1 last season en route to winning the conference's regular-season title, and those 19 victories are a Big Sky record. He was tabbed the Big Sky's "Coach of the Year" in the 2012-13 and 2011-12 seasons. He is the first coach in Montana history to be named the Big Sky's coach of the year twice. Last season he was a finalist for the Hugh Durham Award, presented annually to the mid-major coach of the year.
In 2011-12 "Tinks" guided the Griz to the NCAAs, as the 13th-seeded Grizzlies played the fourth-seeded and 14th-ranked (Associated Press) Wisconsin Badgers in a second round NCAA Tournament game in Albuquerque, N.M. The Grizzlies were 25-7 last year, and tied a school record with their fourth 20-win seasons (UM has gone 25-7, 25-7, 21-11, and 22-10 during that span) in a row. The Grizzlies were ranked 14th in the final Mid-Major Top 25 Poll following the 2012-13 season. Montana's 25 wins last season tied Tinkle's 20-11-12 team for the second most ever in school history. (UM's 1991-92 and 1949-50 squads are tied for the most victories ever at UM).
When the Grizzlies defeated Weber State on March 16, 2013, it was their 93rd win over the last four seasons - a school record.He was recognized for the Grizzlies' success in 2012, as he was named the NABC Division I All-District 6 "Coach of the Year" by NABC. In 2010-11, Tinkle guided Montana to a 21-11 record and a berth in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) Tournament. In 2009-10, the Griz went 22-10, won the league's post-season tourney, and advanced to the NCAAs, narrowly losing (62-57) to New Mexico.
Coach Tinkle has now been to the NCAA tournament a total of six times - three as the head man and three times as an assistant coach at Montana. As an assistant coach he was with the Grizzlies on three NCAA tourney teams: 2001-02 against Oregon (head coach Don Holst); and also in 2004-05 vs. Washington and the 2005-06 season against Nevada and Boston College with mentor Larry Krystkowiak.
Tinkle was named the 8th (26th) head men's basketball coach at his alma mater in the summer of 2006.
In 2014, Tinkle was named the head men's basketball coach at Oregon State.
Head coaching record
|Montana (Big Sky Conference) (2006–2014)|
|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|
|Oregon State (Pacific-12 Conference) (2014–present)|
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- Norlanderr, Matt. "Wayne Tinkle atop college hoops sexiest coaches list". CBS Sports. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
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