Bulldogs set to play its third contest this season after week long break
'Dogs begin 10th season of basketball at Save Mart Center at 7 p.m.
Last updated on May 1, 2013
Shane Rinner was hired in July of 2012 as the director of operations for the Fresno State women's basketball team and he is set to enter his second season with the program.
Rinner's responsibilities with the team include coordinating travel and practice plans along with assisting with the day-to-day operations of the program.
In his first year at Fresno State, the Bulldogs achieved a high amount of success with Rinner on staff. The 'Dogs went 24-9 overall, won the 2013 Reese's Mountain West Basketball Championship and reached the NCAA Tournament.
Prior to coming to Fresno State, Rinner spent the previous three seasons as Texas A&M International's head men's basketball coach where he posted an overall record of 54-33 with a 28-15 mark in conference play. He led the Dustdevils to back-to-back Heartland Conference Championships over the last two seasons, which led to TAMIU's first-ever NCAA Division II Tournament appearance in 2011.
Rinner's 2011-12 team went 21-7 overall and 11-3 in Heartland Conference play, paving way for the Dustdevils first-ever opportunity to host the Heartland Conference Tournament.
He was the 2011-12 Heartland Conference Coach of the Year and he led Evan Matteson to Heartland Player of the Year accolades. Those are the first coach of the year and player of the year accolades in the history of the TAMIU program.
In his second season at TAMIU (2010-11), Rinner's squad went 21-10, won the Heartland Conference championship and reached the NCAA Division II Tournament for the first time in school history. In addition, the Dustdevils received the Heartland Conference Scholastic Award for the 2010-11 season after compiling a 3.10 team GPA.
Prior to his arrival at TAMIU, Rinner coached at the University of Alaska-Anchorage, one of the premier NCAA Division II programs in the nation. At UAA, he helped lead the Seawolves to three-straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including a run to the 2008 Final Four in Springfield, Mass. In 2007-08 UAA posted the best record in school history (29-6), won the Great Northwest Athletic Conference title, had a consecutive win streak of 18 games and earned its first number one NCAA Tournament seed in school history.
In 1999-00, he was the head coach for the Glostrup Giants in Copenhagen, Denmark. Before that, Rinner coached at Marshalltown (Iowa) Junior College in 1998-99 and for Division I Liberty University in Virginia from 1996-98.
As a player, Rinner played two seasons at Southwestern Junior College before going on to play two years for NAIA Biola University in La Mirada, Calif. From 1994-96, he coached at his alma mater and returned there for a second stint from 2000-02.
Rinner's wife, the former Amanda Seibert, played volleyball at Fresno State in the late 90's and early 00's.
A native of Alaska, Rinner holds a bachelor's degree in physical education from Biola University that he received in 1994. He and his wife have three children together.
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