Coaching Staff

Head Coach 

Jason Hawkins
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Jason Hawkins takes over the reins of the men’s basketball program for the 2018-19 season.  Hawkins brings experience to the position as he has coached at the collegiate and high school levels for the past 15 years.

For the past four years he has served as the head men’s basketball coach at Don Bosco Prep Institute in Crown Point, Indiana, where he has led the team to Mid-American Prep Tournament titles for three seasons. He has also successfully helped his athletes transition to collegiate programs with 24 student-athletes receiving NCAA Division I scholarships.  

From 2011-14 Hawkins was the head men’s basketball coach at Indiana University-Northwest, where he increased the team’s winning percentage each season. He was the head coach at Calumet College of St. Joseph from 2004-06 and led that program to their first-ever post-season victories.

In addition Hawkins spent one season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Elmhurst College and was with Valparaiso University’s basketball program for two years as an assistant.  

Hawkins played collegiately at Valparaiso University for three seasons from 2000-03. In his career the  Crusaders were regular season conference champions each season,  earned a NCAA Tournament bid in 2002, and participated in the 2003 NIT Tournament.

In addition Hawkins has been involved in high school athletics for a number of years.  Since 2015 he served as the Athletics Director at Lake Station Edison High School and the prior year at Charter School of the Dunes in Indiana. At the high school level he also previous coached, taught, and was an assistant athletics director at Marquette Catholic High School in Michigan City, Indiana from 2007-10.

Hawkins earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Valparaiso in 2003 and a Master of Business Administration from Ashford University in 2010.

Hawkins holds game manager duties at the College. He resides in Gary, Indiana.


 

Assistant Coaches

Benjamin Chinn began coaching at Trinity last season, and will come back on as the assistant men’s basketball coach this season.

Before coaching at Trinity, Chinn was on the assistant coach at Bosco Institute for two seasons, where his team was the champions of the Mid America Prep Championship in both the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. He also coached at Morton High School, where he was named Coach of the Year in 2012 for the Great Lakes Athletic Conference. In that same year, he coached his team win the conference championship. He also coached at Bishop Noll Institute for three seasons before heading to Morton.

Along with coaching at various schools, Chinn was a coach for the 2018 spring and summer sessions at the Sports Youth Foundation. There, his 17U team competed in the Peach State Invitational, where they won the championship.

Chinn graduated from Valparaiso University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in secondary and physical education. He has a son, Noah. Currently, Chinn resides in Munster, Ind. 

 

Jeremy Bialek coached basketball for almost a quarter century.  As a head coach, he won 440 games, the NCHBC National Championship, two NCHBC Midwest Regional crowns, six ICBA state titles and seven conference championships. His coaching career produced a NCHBC Maravich Award winner (National Player of the Year), a NCHBC National Defensive Player of the Year, 14 NCHBC All-Americans and 20 players who went on to play in college, with four going to NCAA Division I schools, one playing in the NBA and two playing professionally overseas.

Bialek spent his last 18 seasons as the head coach at Indianapolis Homeschool.  During his tenure with the Wildcats, his teams compiled 14 straight winning seasons and advanced to seven National Final Fours.  At the close of this past season, Bialek stood 15th in career wins amongst all active boys’ high school coaches in Indiana and won more state titles than any other coach in the history of the ICBA state tournament with six.  His squads have also been listed at the top of the nation’s high schools in rankings/stats.  In 2018-2019, his Cats ended the season ranked in the CBS Sports MaxPreps National Top 250 and as No. 8 in Indiana. Bialek’s 2017-2018 team finished the season as the second best three-point shooting high school team in the nation, making 9.8 per contest.  The 2014-2015 squad averaged 85.5 points per game finishing 12th in scoring among all high schools in America. 

He began his career at Perry Meridian High School in Indianapolis as a varsity assistant from 1995-2000.  In his five campaigns, the Falcons won a sectional title and finished as Marion County runners-up twice.  He then spent the 2000-2001 season as a varsity assistant at Fayetteville-Manlius High School in Syracuse, N.Y. before coming back to Indiana.

Bialek attended high school at Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse, earning varsity letters in basketball, cross country and track. He played basketball under New York State Hall of Fame Coach Buddy Wleklinski, where he was part of CBA’s 1991 Sectional title.  He then earned his B.S. in Telecommunication Arts from Butler University in 1996 and an M.S. in Media Management from the Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Communications in 2001.

Bialek is the son of former Utica College men’s basketball coach Joseph Bialek. He and his wife Julie have 10 kids (Ali, Jair, JD, Jonah, Annalisa, Jordan, Jacob, Judah, Josiah, and Jamin).