Ty Margenthaler

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Ty Margenthaler
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title assistant women's basketball coach
Biographical details
Born Macomb, IL
Playing career
1992–94 Indian Hills (IA) Comm. Coll.
1994–96 SIU Edwardsville
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1997–99 Roxana, IL HS
1997–99 SIU Edwardsville (asst.)
2000–06 Bradley (asst.)
2006–11 Wisconsin (asst.)
2011–2015 SEMO
2015–present Samford (asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall 38–78

Ty Margenthaler (born August 27, 1971)[1] is an American college basketball coach and an assistant women's coach at Samford University in Homewood, Alabama. The Samford Bulldogs are members of the Southern Conference and compete in the NCAA's Division I.[2]


A native of Macomb, Illinois, where his father, Jack, was coach at Western Illinois University, Margenthaler earned All-State basketball honors as a senior at Macomb High School. After graduating from Indian Hills Community College in Iowa, he transferred to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where his father was the new head coach. Margenthaler was a two-year starter for the SIUE Cougars, scoring 831 points in 52 games, an average of 15.98 points per game.[3] In addition to having a father as a basketball coach, his brother Matt is the men's head coach at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Margenthaler and his wife, Julie, have two children, Brice and Nate.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

After graduating from SIUE in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education and kinesiology, Margenthaler served as head coach at Roxana High School in Roxana, Illinois and as an assistant to SIUE Cougars women's coach Wendy Hedberg from 1997 to 1999. He worked as an assistant to head coach Paula Buscher at Bradley University, 2000–06,[4] then from 2006 to 2011, he was an assistant to Lisa Stone at Wisconsin.[5] On April 14, 2011, Margenthaler was named the head women's basketball coach at SEMO.[6] He resigned on March 23, 2015.[7] His appointment as an assistant coach at Samford University was announced on April 30, 2015.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (Ohio Valley Conference) (2011–present)
2011–12 SEMO 7–22 4–12 10th
2012–13 SEMO 11–18 5–11 5th West
2013–14 SEMO 10–19 6–10 t-4th West
2014–15 SEMO 10–19 3–13 t-10th
Total: 38–78

      National champion         Postseason invitational 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