Head basketball coach Ryan Hellenthal announced two additions to his coaching staff for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. Hellenthal announced that he has added Tim Bergstraser and Von Washington to his staff.
Bergstraser will assume the title of assistant coach for the 2017-2018 season. He comes to Quincy after spending two seasons as an assistant coach for Minnesota State-Moorehead. While at Moorhead the Dragons basketball team went 54-12 during his tenure and made two NCAA tournament appearances.
While at Moorhead he received the NABC Under Armor 30 under 30 award. A native of St. Cloud, Minn., Bergstraser spent the 2014-15 season as an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Bergstraser spent his collegiate career at St. Cloud State, making the NCAA Division II Final Four in 2009-2010. He was a second team all-conference performer in 2011-2012 where he was second on the team in scoring, averaging nearly 13 points a game.
Hellenthal added, “We are really excited to have Tim join our family here at Quincy. Tim understands our mission at Quincy and will be a great mentor to our student-athletes as well as a great asset to our campus community. He comes from a great program at MSU-Moorhead and had a great playing career at St. Cloud State making a Final Four as a player.”
Hellenthal has also added Von Washington to the staff as the Head JV basketball coach.
Washington just completed his impressive playing career at Quincy University on one of the best teams in school history. As a member of the 2017 team, Washington was an All GLVC performer averaging nearly 14 points a game.
Prior to Quincy, Washington spent three seasons and won a MAC Championship in 2014 while at Western Michigan University.
Hellenthal on the addition of Washington, “I couldn’t be happier to add Von Washington to our staff here at Quincy. Von had a great playing career here and exemplifies everything we want our student-athletes to be. I am excited to see his growth as a coach with our new JV program and will be a great role model in our program benefiting our student-athletes.”