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.
Seth Wickert is in his first season as the Chargers' assistant coach. A native of Macomb and 2013 Sandburg graduate, Wickert was a two-year starter for the Chargers from 2011-13, averaging 11.3 points per game on 51.2 percent shooting. As a sophomore, Wickert earned first-team All-Region IV and second-team All-Arrowhead Conference honors after leading the Chargers in scoring (14.2), 3-point shooting (39.3 percent), free-throw shooting (84.3 percent) and steals (2.7). A team captain as a sophomore, Wickert finished fifth in the nation in steals (99) and seventh in free-throw percentage that season. He helped the Chargers, who finished that year 19-12 overall, be ranked as high as No. 14 in the country, and he earned Academic All-Arrowhead honors that year. Wickert spent the next two years at Eureka College, where he graduated in 2015 with a bachelor’s in exercise science and was a second-team All-St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection as a senior. He also was a two-time SLIAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week while with the Red Devils, was named to the All-SLIAC Sportsmanship Team as a junior, was a member of the All-SLIAC Defensive team as a senior and was voted the BennettRank.com 2015 D3 Men’s Basketball Player of the Year. Wickert started all 50 games and averaged 10.8 points in his career at Eureka. As a senior, he averaged 10.4 points and set the school record for steals in a season with 74. That number also led the SLIAC, and his three steals per game was tied for eighth in the nation.