Wayne Tinkle

Wayne Tinkle (born January 26, 1966)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Oregon State Beavers
Current conference: West Coast Conference (WCC)
Montana record: 158-91 (.635)
Oregon State record: 140-177 (.442)
Overall record: 298-268 (.527)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2014-present Oregon State
2006-2014 Montana
2001-2006 Montana (asst)

Wayne Tinkle Facts

  • Wayne Francis Tinkle II
  • Born January 26, 1966
  • Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Alma Mater: University of Montana (BA, 2005)
  • Played four seasons with the Montana Grizzlies, first under Mike Montgomery, then under Stew Morrill
  • Played professionally for a variety of teams across the world, stretching from 1989 to 2001
  • Started his coaching career by spending five seasons as a Montana assistant under both Pat Kennedy and Larry Krystkowiak
  • Promoted to head coach at Montana in 2006, a position he held for the next eight seasons
    • Went to three NCAA Tournaments and one CBI during his time at the helm in Missoula
  • Hired as the head coach at Oregon State in May 2014
    • Took the Beavers to the 2016 NCAA Tournament in his second season
    • In 2021, won the program’s first-ever Pac-12 Tournament crown to get back to the NCAA Tournament
      • As a 12-seed, the Beavers made a surprise run to the NCAA Elite Eight
    • Following the dissolution of the Pac-12 in the 2024, Oregon State became an affiliate member of the WCC

Wayne Tinkle Coaching Tree