Nigel Jenkins enters his second season as Head Coach of the Waldorf College Men's Basketball team.
In his first season at the helm, Jenkins led the Warriors to a 14-13 record in the 2011-12 season. The team's 14 wins marked the most since the 2007-08 season. After securing a the #5 seed in the Midwest College Conference tournament the Warriors gained a tournament road-win at #4 seed, Clarke University. Waldorf fell a game short of advancing to the finals, with a loss to the eventual champion St. Ambrose University.
During his tenure at Waldorf, Jenkins has seen three players earn postseason recognition, including 2011-2012 MCC All-Conference selection Brian Tollette.
Jenkins joined Waldorf after spending three seasons as an Assistant Coach for the men's basketball team at Minnesota State-Mankato and, prior to that, spent three seasons at St. Mary's (Minn.) as an Assistant Coach.
While at Mankato, Jenkins helped lead the Mavericks to a third place conference finish in 2008-09 followed by back-to-back conference championships in the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons. He also helped lead them to three consecutive NCAA DII National Tournaments and the 2010-11 team reached the NCAA Final Four. He has coached 12 All-Conference players, five All-Region players, two Defensive Players of the Year, and three All-Americans.
Prior to his appointment at SMU, Jenkins served as an Assistant Coach for UND during the 2004-05 season, helping guide the Fighting Sioux to a 19-10 record. He was also an Assistant for UND in 2003 as UND played to a 20-9 record and a trip to the NCAA Division II National Tournament. In 2003, he spent a season as an Assistant at Lakeland College and helped lead the Muskies to a 16-13 record, capturing the Lake Michigan Conference Tournament and earning the school's only berth to the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Jenkins spent two years at UND after transferring from Black Hawk East Community College. While at UND, he was named captain of the 2001-02 squad that finished 19-10 and reached the finals of the North Central Conference Tournament. Jenkins, who played 52 games with UND, shot 48 percent from beyond the three-point line for his career and finished his senior season shooting 55.9 percent from outside, leading the NCC.
Jenkins earned an undergraduate degree from North Dakota in 2003 and a master's degree from St. Mary's (Minn.) in 2009. Jenkins resides in Forest City with his wife Sindy. The couple has one daughter, Maya (2), and is expecting their second daughter, Cleo, in September.