Tinkle Talks Leaving UM - ABC FOX MONTANA NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS - KTMF/KWYB

Tinkle Talks Leaving UM

Posted: Updated:
When Wayne Tinkle was introduced to the media in Corvallis, he stated he had chances to leave the University of Montana before, and it was going to take a school that was the right fit.  Turns out…the right fit happened to be fairly similar to Missoula.  

"I just feel like, and Lisa and I talked about this, if we could ever find a place like Missoula that's at a little different level, that's what we would look at, and it feels like it's all fallen into place there in Corvallis." says Tinkle

It's been a whirlwind couple weeks for coach Tinkle, and while he's excited for the opportunity to challenge in the Pac-12 conference, he's thankful for the support he's received since the hiring was made official.  

"I was just telling someone I can't believe it's really already been a week.  Everything moved real quickly, but it's really a great opportunity.  What's neat is the support I've gotten from the people here in Missoula, saying 'Thanks, we're going to miss you, but thanks for all you've done," I've gotten emails from students I've never met just talking about the way we carried ourselves on campus, and the impact we left behind.  It's going to be hard when I pull out of town tomorrow, I will be back a few times, but I never thought I'd be looking at Missoula in the rear-view mirror," says Tinkle.

As for his former school, the Grizzlies have a new coach to hire. While Tinkle didn't get into specifics, he says there is a reason a long list of former assistants have succeeded at Montana stepping into the head coaching role.  

"The big thing now is there is a formula or blue-print to how we do things and how it leads to success.  So when you've got someone in the staff that's been immersed in that and understands it, then they put their own tweaks into the system, but they understand the most important things of why it's successful, so it's a very smooth transition moving forward," says Tinkle.

Tinkle also touched on his son Tres, a highly regarded high school basketball player who is deciding on whether he will move with his family to Oregon for his senior year.

"I think he needs to spend some time in Corvallis to see how he fits in.  I know his facebook was blowing up that Monday from people from
both high schools there trying to persuade him to enroll in their schools and that was fun for him, but he's got a sensitive side to him, and he's really attached to Hellgate for a lot of reasons and with a lot of people so it's going to be tough.  I went through it multiple times growing up, but never going into my senior year of high school.  So that decision will be made, I know it would be hard for him to stay behind with Lisa and I in Corvallis.  There has been no shortage of people volunteering their houses to keep him, but we'll make the decision as a family at the appropriate time, and it's going to take time because of what this place has meant to us and to him as well," says Tinkle
  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • INCREDIBLE drone video shows fire destruction over Pateros/Brewster

    INCREDIBLE drone video shows fire destruction over Pateros/Brewster

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:51:52 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Chelan HD Productions has given us permission to show this incredible video they shot with a drone surveying the damage done from the Carlton Complex Fire in the areas of Brewster and Pateros. This video is truly jaw dropping and really shows the level of destruction from the fire.
    KHQ.COM - Chelan HD Productions has given us permission to show this incredible video they shot with a drone surveying the damage done from the Carlton Complex Fire in the areas of Brewster and Pateros. This video is truly jaw dropping and really shows the level of destruction from the fire.
  • Many Frustrated By Stalled Cobell Settlements

    Many Frustrated By Stalled Cobell Settlements

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-07-17 01:30:30 GMT
    In Congress Wednesday, the group in charge of doling out Cobell settlement claims says it's waiting on setting exact amounts and a judge's okay before making the rest of the payments.
    In Congress Wednesday, the group in charge of doling out Cobell settlement claims says it's waiting on setting exact amounts and a judge's okay before making the rest of the payments.
  • UPDATE: Search and Rescue Efforts Continue for Flathead Kayaker

    UPDATE: Search and Rescue Efforts Continue for Flathead Kayaker

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:04:28 GMT
    The search for a missing kayaker will continue Monday on Flathead Lake, it's surrounding shores and the Flathead River, after he's been missing for more than 24 hours.
    The search for a missing kayaker will continue Monday on Flathead Lake, it's surrounding shores and the Flathead River, after he's been missing for more than 24 hours.
  • FIRST ON KHQ.COM: Clay Starbuck Sentenced To Life In Prison Without Parole

    FIRST ON KHQ.COM: Clay Starbuck Sentenced To Life In Prison Without Parole

    Thursday, July 18 2013 8:07 PM EDT2013-07-19 00:07:03 GMT
    UPDATE: A Spokane County judge has sentenced Clay Starbuck to life in prison without the possibility of parole for torturing and killing his ex-wife.
    UPDATE: A Spokane County judge has sentenced Clay Starbuck to life in prison without the possibility of parole for torturing and killing his ex-wife. The 48-year-old Deer Park man was convicted by a jury last month and sentenced on Thursday.
  • Carlton Complex Fire now 250,136 acres; 2,100+ firefighters on scene

    Carlton Complex Fire now 250,136 acres; 2,100+ firefighters on scene

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:46:43 GMT
    UPDATE: The Carlton Complex is now the largest wild land fire ever to burn in the State of Washington. The perimeter of this fire is more than 100 miles long. The total acreage burned is 250,136 acres. A total of 2110 firefighters and support personnel are assigned to the incident. The fire is 16% contained.
    UPDATE: The Carlton Complex is now the largest wild land fire ever to burn in the State of Washington. The perimeter of this fire is more than 100 miles long. The total acreage burned is 250,136 acres. A total of 2110 firefighters and support personnel are assigned to the incident. The fire is 16% contained.
  • So Good: Fast Pitch Duo of Ray and Walker

    So Good: Fast Pitch Duo of Ray and Walker

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-07-16 23:57:19 GMT
    After being some of the state's best for separate teams in different cities, Frenchtown's Morgan Ray and Deer Lodge's Dani Walker have combined forces on the Montana Avalanche Fastpitch softball team.
    After being some of the state's best for separate teams in different cities, Frenchtown's Morgan Ray and Deer Lodge's Dani Walker have combined forces on the Montana Avalanche Fastpitch softball team.
  • Bugg Road fire near Tonasket

    Bugg Road fire near Tonasket

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:29:21 GMT
    KHQ.COM- UPDATE: The Bugg Road fire burning 7 miles east of Tonasket, WA and has destroyed one structure and expanded to 1,700 acres on Tuesday.This fire started on Monday and by the end of the day had burned 1,000 acres. Air support and dozers are trying to keep the fire in check.
    KHQ.COM- UPDATE: The Bugg Road fire burning 7 miles east of Tonasket, WA and has destroyed one structure and expanded to 1,700 acres on Tuesday.This fire started on Monday and by the end of the day had burned 1,000 acres. Air support and dozers are trying to keep the fire in check.
  • Pateros Man Helps Save School From Fire

    Pateros Man Helps Save School From Fire

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:28 AM EDT2014-07-21 07:28:32 GMT
    The town of Pateros has hit particularly hard by the Carlton Complex Fire, more than 100 homes have been lost there.
    The town of Pateros has hit particularly hard by the Carlton Complex Fire, more than 100 homes have been lost there.
Powered by WorldNow

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.