Men's Basketball Coaching Staff

Coaching Staff


Rayn Twaddle

Ryan Twaddle

Head Coach

Ryan Twaddle has been the Carl Sandburg College men's basketball coach since the 2007-08 season. During the 2013-14 season, he guided the Chargers to their first Region IV tournament championship and their first appearance in the NJCAA Division II national tournament, helping him earn NJCAA Region IV and NJCAA District 3 Coach of the Year honors for 2014. He also took over head coaching duties for the Sandburg men's golf team in 2013 and has guided the Chargers to three straight NJCAA Division II national tournaments. The Chargers' 12th-place finish at the 2013 national tournament was the best finish in program history. Prior to becoming men's basketball coach, Twaddle was an assistant for four seasons under former head coach Mike Bailey. Twaddle graduated from Macomb High School and continued his playing career at Sandburg, earning two letters in both basketball and baseball. Twaddle lives in Galesburg and has a bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University.




Jeff Thurman


Jeff Thurman

Associate Head Coach

Jeff Thurman has been an assistant with the men's basketball program at Sandburg since the 2008-09 season. Thurman graduated from Abingdon High School in 2005 and went on to attend Sandburg, where he was a member of both the men's basketball and men's golf teams from 2005-07. Thurman then transferred to Western Illinois University, where he earned his bachelor's degree.