In 2011, Coach Dinkel’s pitching staff went 31-22 with five saves with an ERA of 4.27. Two of Coach Dinkel’s pitchers, Wes Tramble and Danny Valenzuela, were named All-KCAC First Team, and Tramble was also named KCAC Pitcher of the Year.
Prior to arriving at Sterling College, Coach Dinkel spent two seasons as the Head Assistant/Recruiting Coordinator at Clarendon College in Texas (2008-2010). While at Clarendon, Coach Dinkel helped lead the bulldogs to two regional births which put Clarendon College in the national polls on a consistent basis. In his two seasons the bulldogs had a record of 79-33.
Coach Dinkel spent 2005-2008 at Bethany College. He served as Associate Head Coach/Pitching/Head Recruiting Coordinator under then head coach Matt Tramel. During his tenure he helped guide the Swedes to the NAIA regional tournament in each of his seasons, in addition to winning three KCAC conference championships. Along the way he was instrumental in helping the Swedes break the conference record for wins, with over 40 wins in each season.