Don Rekoske is in his eighth year of coaching at Bryan College and his 25th as a coach.
Prior to coming to Bryan College he spent eight years at Crown College in Minnesota. During his time there his teams amassed 140 wins and six national tournament appearances. At Crown he served as the athletic director and professor in the Sports Management Department. His teams produced 18 academic All-Americans. In all, he has 12 years of college coaching experience.
Before coaching at the college level he spent two years at Bethesda Christian in Brownsburg, Ind. His 1990-91 team finished 24-5 with a 17-game winning streak to finish the year. The team won the AACS State, Regional, and National tournaments. That team had the privilege of being recognized at the Indiana State House by Gov. Dick Thompson. Coach Rekoske also served as the athletic director at the high school.
Coach Rekoske got his start at Oak Forest Christian Academy, where his three teams went 16-11, 20-9, and 24-6 respectively. The teams started to develop a reputation for tough-minded defense. That reputation has followed him during his 18 years of coaching. He was a teacher and athletic director during his time there.
As a collegiate player at Maranatha Baptist Bible College, Coach Rekoske was a three-year letterman. After his senior year, he was named first team All-Conference in the DIII Lake Michigan Conference and First Team All-American NCCAA and NBCA. He completed his degree in secondary education and earned a graduate degree from the United States Sports Academy.
Coach Rekoske has worked basketball camps at the University of Wisconsin, University of Michigan, University of Iowa, University of Minnesota, University of Northern Iowa as well as several small college camps. He has run camps for high schools in five different states.
He has been married for 16 years to his wife, Beth. They have two children: Olivia, 13, and Carter, 10. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, fishing, and traveling.
Coach Gilbertson is in his second year of coaching at Bryan. After injuries ended his playing career, he joined the coaching staff in 2010 as an assistant for both varsity and junior varsity. In addition to working for the basketball program, he is preparing to enter law school.During the offseason, Gilbertson resides in Portage, Mich., and conducts basketball clinics in that area. He is a firm believer in Jesus Christ and enjoys the opportunity to serve Him through basketball by building lasting relationships with his players.