NAIA Bethany College hires Flemmer as new Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Bethany College and the Department of Athletics are pleased to announce Trevor Flemmer has been named Head Men’s Basketball Coach for the Swedes.

“I want to thank President Mauch and Athletic Director Laura Moreno for entrusting me with the opportunity to lead the men’s basketball program here at Bethany College,” said newly-named Head Men’s Basketball Coach Trevor Flemmer.

“We are very excited to welcome Trevor Flemmer to Bethany College and the Swedes family! Coach Flemmer’s vision, plan of action, and foundational pillars for the men’s basketball program were evident from the beginning of the process and align very well with the mission and values of Bethany College. His ability to build relationships, value each person in the program, regardless of skill level, and prioritize the overall, holistic development of student-athletes will provide an immediate impact to Bethany Basketball and the Department of Athletics. We are thrilled for Coach Flemmer be a Swede and are looking forward to working with him!” said Dean of Athletics Laura Moreno of Coach Flemmer’s hire.

Flemmer joins the Bethany College community from Aberdeen, South Dakota where he was the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Presentation College. While at Presentation, Flemmer retained 11 of the 13 returners in the program when hired, retained all inherited signees for the 2022 class, brought in 17 additional new recruits for the 2022 class in just 2 months, defeated nationally ranked Briar Cliff University, and continued to compete in every game through the adversity of the school announcing its closing in the middle of the season.

Coach Flemmer on his plans for Bethany basketball: “I am excited to elevate the men’s basketball program on and off the court by using basketball as an extension of the education process. We will strive to mold young men into the best versions of themselves and student-athletes that Bethany College can be proud to call their own.”

Coach Flemmer has plenty of experience as an assistant coach at the collegiate level. Before making the leap as a head coach, he was Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota. In four years at Dakota State, Flemmer spent two years as an assistant, one year as Interim Head Coach, and then was promoted to Associate Head Coach. In his first year as Associate Head Coach, Coach Flemmer helped lead Dakota State to the conference semifinals.

Prior to Dakota State University, Flemmer was an assistant coach at Riverland Community College in Austin, Minn. and Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. While at Briar Cliff, Coach Flemmer served as head coach of the junior varsity and assistant coach for the varsity. He helped lead the varsity squad to a 26-8 record in 2017-18, and an Elite Eight finish in the NAIA National Tournament. During his tenure at Riverland Community College, Coach Flemmer assisted the team to a 22-8 record in the 2016-17 season, with wins against the number one and number eight nationally ranked teams.

Flemmer earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with minors in Coaching, Sports/Wellness, and Business Management from Presentation College. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a 3.75 GPA.

Coach Flemmer on his eagerness to coach at Bethany: “I am thrilled to be a part of the Swedes family and the Lindsborg community.”

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