Rodney Wecker will enter his 13th season as the head coach of the Austin College men’s basketball team in 2019-20.
Since taking over the program, Wecker has led the ‘Roos on a steady climb and coached the team to a program record 20 wins and a 20-7 overall record, including a SCAC best 12-4 conference mark and the SCAC West regular season crown in 2009-10. Wecker was named the SCAC Coach of the Year for these achievements.
Wecker came to Austin College from Whitworth College, where he served as an assistant coach from 1991-2004, and associate head coach from 2005-2007. During his time at Whitworth, Wecker helped guide the team to a 280-146 record and 12 post-season appearances, including four national tournaments. The team also won five conference titles during Wecker’s time there. In 2003, Wecker was named the AFLAC National Assistant Coach of the Year. Along with serving as Head Coach at Austin College, Wecker also serves as the assistant athletic director for operations and is directly responsible for the management of the Robert T. Mason Athletic-Recreation Complex.
Wecker is the second longest tenured coach in Austin College men's basketball history behind Robert Mason, who led the Kangaroos for 33 seasons.
Wecker played collegiately at Metropolitan State College in Denver, where he earned a degree while double majoring in secondary education and sports communication. He received his Master’s degree in teaching from Whitworth in 1995. Wecker and his wife Trina have three children: daughter Cameron, son Paxson, and daughter London.