2017-2018

trojan basketball coaches 2017-2018

Clay Martin – Head Coach

Returning as head coach and beginning his thirteenth season at Jenks is Clay Martin.  A native Tulsan, Coach Martin graduated from Nathan Hale High School where he was an All-State football and basketball player.  Coach Martin began his collegiate career at the University of Tulsa where he played receiver on the Golden Hurricane football team.  Coach transferred to Oklahoma Baptist University where he was a four-year starter at point guard for the Bison. Martin was an all conference player for four years and was selected as a NAIA All American his senior season.  In 2011, Coach Martin was inducted into the OBU Athletics Hall of Fame. Martin began his coaching career as an assistant coach at the University of Texas-Pan American serving under Bob Hoffman.   In 2003 at the age of 28, Martin was named head coach of the Jenks Trojans. Martin and his staff have been a part of 220 victories and seven trips to the state tournament, both representing the most in Jenks basketball history.  In 2009, the Trojans broke five school records on their way to a 27-2 finish, the best record in school history before falling in the state championship game.  Martin’s overall record at Jenks is 220-94. In addition to his coaching duties, Coach Martin serves as an Assistant Athletics Director for Jenks Community Education, and is an official in the National Football League.  Coach Martin has been married to his wife, Shannon for 19 years. The couple has two children: McKenzie (17) and Chase (14). 

 

Kalin Dahl – Assistant Coach

Kalin Dahl is beginning his 23rd year as a Jenks Trojan.  A native of Rushford, Minnesota, Coach Dahl came to Tulsa to play basketball at ORU.  He is the only walk-on in the history of the program to letter four years.  After graduating from ORU in 1983, Coach Dahl stayed two more years at ORU serving as a graduate assistant and then as an assistant coach for the Titans.  Kalin then moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he was head coach at Christian Life Academy for four years.  Coach Dahl then began his first stint at Jenks (1990-1996) coaching junior high for three years, then high school basketball.  Dahl then returned to Baton Rouge as an assistant coach at perennial power Parkview Baptist School winning two state championships in 1997 and 1998 en route to a 73-10 record.  Kalin returned to the sooner state in 2000 as an assistant coach at Metro Christian Academy under Brooks Thompson assuming head coaching duties early in the season and leading the Patriots into the area consolation championship game.  Coach Dahl then returned to Jenks in 2001 as an assistant coach.  He is very involved in all facets of the program, and is also responsible for helping Coach Martin with defensive adjustments.  In addition to his on the court duties, Kalin has a big role in leading the successful Jenks summer basketball camps.  Coach Dahl teaches physical education at Jenks Middle School, is the Middle School Athletics coordinator, and also coaches middle school track.  Married eleven years to the former Beth Bakkeby, Kalin now has three stepdaughters: Alex (23), Victoria (22), and Gabby (18).
 

Greg Calabrese – Assistant Coach / Junior Varsity

Beginning his 13th season in the Jenks Basketball program and his 11th as head junior varsity coach is Greg Calabrese.  Coach Cal is a 1992 graduate of Jenks High School and was a three-year letter winner in football.  After high school, Coach went to the University of Kansas and earned a degree in Business Administration while also playing junior varsity basketball under former Jenks coach, Joe Holladay. After graduation, Greg moved to Los Angeles where he met his future wife Kristin Burke and the couple had their son Colton. Wanting their son to be raised in the Jenks community, Coach Cal returned to Jenks to begin teaching and coaching.  In just his first year as a head basketball coach (2005-2006), Coach Cal led the freshman white team to an undefeated regular season and Frontier Valley championship.  Coach Calabrese is responsible for post play and rebounding for the Trojans. In addition to coaching basketball, Coach Calabrese is a member of the varsity football staff where he coaches wide receivers where he has tutored many division one players.  Greg is a teacher in the math department at the Jenks Freshman Academy. 
 

Rodney Tisdale – Assistant Coach / Sophomores

Rodney Tisdale is beginning his 2nd year as a Jenks Trojan. A native of Ft. Worth, Texas, Coach Tisdale came to Tulsa before starting high school.   He attended Tulsa Central High and became “King Daze” as well as winning a state championship his senior year. After graduating from Tulsa Central High in 1992, Coach Tisdale went to play college basketball for Southeast Community College in Beatrice Nebraska. After graduating from Southeast, Coach Tisdale accepted a scholarship to play division one basketball for South Alabama University in Mobile, Alabama. Rodney then left to play Semi-Pro Basketball for The Fargo Beez. Rodney moved back to Tulsa and started training players before accepting a coaching position at Edison Middle School where his teams won the girls basketball city championship two years in a row. Coach Tisdale then moved to Cascia Hall coaching middle school basketball while continuing to coach AAU basketball in the summer.  Coach Tisdale made a hard choice to leave Cascia Hall and come join the Jenks family in 2015 to coach the 9th Grade White Trojan basketball. After a successful season, Rodney was asked to move up to be a high school assistant coach.  Coach Tisdale is the Public Education Officer for the Tulsa Fire Department, where he has sworn to protect and serve over 12 years. Rodney has two handsome Jenks Trojan sons: Trendon (15) and Tytus (13).
 

Will Finfrock – 9th Grade Maroon

Will Finfrock is in his fourth year on the Trojan basketball staff.  A Jenks lifer, Finfrock graduated from JHS in 2006.  Will was a student manager for the Trojan basketball team for three years in high school.  Will then went to Oklahoma State University and graduated in 2011 with a degree in History and Sports Management.  Will is very involved with the summer basketball camps and is currently the coordinator of the Trojan Hoops youth program.



 


William “Deuce” Tisdale – 9th Grade White

 William Tisdale is a 2011 graduate of Holland Hall High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While attending Holland Hall, Tisdale played basketball. William earned three varsity letters, was a two year captain, and earned first team all conference and defensive team his sophomore-senior seasons. After graduation Tisdale attended Southwestern College in Winfield Kansas, where he would become a four-year letter winner, three year starter, three year All-Conference team player and two year All-Defensive team player. Tisdale finished his career with over 1,000 points scored, ranking 12th all time, and is the number two all-time leading rebounder in school history. Upon graduation Tisdale began teaching at Sankofa Middle School as well as coaching AAU basketball where he is one of the co-founders Team Wayman’s Angels (TWA). 

Bruce Berkinshaw – 8th Grade Maroon

A 1988 graduate of Jenks High School, Bruce Berkinshaw is beginning his 13th year in the Jenks Trojan Basketball family.  During his time at Jenks, Coach Berkinshaw played basketball for four years earning two varsity letters. Coach Berkinshaw then went to Oklahoma State University earning a degree in Finance in 1992.  His career path since graduation has been in the communications industry working for companies including Fanch Communications and Charter Communications.  He is currently the Director of Product Operations for Cox Communications.  Coach Berkinshaw is married to the former Amy Kenny, a counselor at Jenks Southeast Elementary.  The couple has two daughters:  Reagan (19) and Hailey (17).


Korey Legnon – 8th Grade Maroon
 
Korey Legnon is a Jenks Lifer and a 1989 graduate.  He is beginning his 4th year of coaching 8th grade boys basketball for the Trojan program.  Coach Legnon brings a lot of coaching experience, which includes, coaching youth programs in Tulsa for over 10 years.  He has coached youth football, soccer, baseball, Upward, Trojan Hoops, and AAU programs.  Korey began playing basketball for Jenks in the 7th grade.  During his sophomore season he started for the Sophomore, JV, and Varsity Teams.  Coach Legnon’s accolades include 3 Varsity Letters, 2 time All Conference selection, 1989 Team MVP, East/West All-Star Champion, Special Recognition All State, US Army Scholar Athlete of the Year, Academic All State, a member of the 1000 Point Club, and held Free Throw Records for Jenks Basketball.  During high school his peers named him “The Legend”.  He also played summer AAU basketball for the Tulsa Hawks.  After high school, Coach Legnon played basketball at Southwestern Oklahoma State University on a scholarship where he earned his pharmacy degree and is now a doctor of pharmacy.  Coach Legnon has been married to Jodi for 17 years and they have twin boys, Kade and Karter (15).  Jenks Basketball is a large part of Coach Legnon’s family.  His son, Karter is a 3rd generation Trojan Basketball Player and his father, Kelly was the Tulsa 7 Conference Player of the Year in 1967 for your Jenks Trojans.


Clifton Harris, Jr. – 8th Grade White

Clifton Harris, Jr. is a 2004 graduate of Bolingbrook High School located in the south side of Chicago. Coach Harris was a three-sport varsity athlete (football, basketball and track) and earned varsity letters in all three sports for three years. Coach Harris earned individual awards in football and basketball as he was recognized as All Conference, All Metro, and All State. Upon graduation, Coach Harris went to play collegiate football at the University of Iowa where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Finance. His career path post has taken him in many directions; Coach Harris pursued playing professional football as he was invited to a mini camp in 2009 with New York Jets (NFL) and in 2012 with the British Columbia Lions (CFL). During that time, Coach Harris landed a position as Regional Director of Sales for Kellogg’s Snacks and then becoming an Insurance Adjuster for AAA. He is currently a Special Education Instructor at Jenks East Elementary, Owner of Triumphant Legacy Athletix based in Jenks, OK and Co-Owner of Harris & Harris Real-estate based out Miami, FL. Coach Harris is very happy to be a Jenks Trojan!  Coach Harris’s First Lady is “Jenks lifer” Eryn Rubey and they have three daughters: Maliyah (8), Annistyn (3), and Arden (2).