Ryan Hellenthal, B.S.

Head Men's Basketball Coach

  • 1800 College Ave
  • Quincy, IL 62301
  • HFC
  • hellery@quincy.edu
  • 217-228-5340

Ryan Hellenthal is in his first season (2017-18) as head coach of the Quincy University men’s basketball team after serving as an assistant coach for one season under Marty Bell.

The Hawks enjoyed one of the most successful seasons in program history in Hellenthal’s only season as an assistant. Quincy advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in seven years and matched the second-highest win total in program history by posting a 25-7 overall record. The Hawks also won the GLVC West Division and had three players make the All-GLVC teams.

Hellenthal joined the QU staff with 15 years of previous collegiate coaching experience across the NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NJCAA Division I levels. From 2014-16 he served as assistant coach and at Central Missouri, advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2015.

Prior to his stop at Central Missouri, the Quincy native spent four seasons on the staff at Long Beach State, first serving as the director of basketball operations before a promotion to assistant coach. The 49ers won three Big West Conference championships and reached the NCAA Tournament in 2012 with Hellenthal on staff. He assisted in all aspects of the program, including recruiting and coordinating player development programs and scouting reports. Hellenthal coached nine All-Big West selections with the 49ers.

Hellenthal also served as the director of basketball operations at Boise State from 2008-10 where he was involved in all parts of the program.

He spent three seasons at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas from 2005-08 as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Coffeyville finished in third place in the NJCAA National Tournament in 2007 and had a combined record of 90-16 during his tenure as an assistant coach.

Hellenthal was also the tournament director of the Jayhawk Shootout, the largest junior college tournament in the country. He was responsible for fundraising and game operations for the event that featured every NJCAA school in Kansas.

Hellenthal was the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Garden City Community College from 2002-05, where they won their first Jayhawk Conference since 1952.

He is a 2002 graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology.