Meet the Coaches
Head Coach Brynjar Brynjarsson
Coach Brynjar Brynjarsson is in his eighth season at MCC. In the last seven seasons, the men’s basketball program has had 28 players move on to a four-year school, including 16 players to NCCA Division I level.
Seven years ago, Coach Brynjarsson came to MCC as an assistant under Coach Denny Aye. Now, as head coach, he brings five years of NCAA Division I experience, including back-to-back Big 12 titles at Iowa State University, where his assistant coaching career began under Coach Larry Eustachy. He also coached at the University of Idaho prior to coming to MCC.
A native of Iceland, Coach Brynjarsson came to the United States in 1991 and graduated from Iowa City West High School. He then attended Iowa Lakes Community College, where he was a two-year starter on their basketball team. He then transferred to Luther College, where he played basketball and earned a degree in business management. He later earned his masters degree in sports studies from the United States Sports Academy
He resides in Marshalltown with wife Kim and their five kids: Pierce, Desirae, Nick, Beyonce, and Broklynn.
Assistant Coach: Ron Ginapp
Ron Ginapp enters his second year as assistant coach for the Tigers. Before he came to MCC he had coached high school boys basketball for 35 years. Ron was the head basketball coach at Marshalltown High School for his last seven years with the district before retiring in 2011. His overall record during that time was 88-68, which included a trip to the state tournament in 2008.
Ron played high school basketball at Belmond, Iowa and then went on to play two years at NIACC in Mason City and two years at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa. In addition to his duties as MCC assistant basketball coach, he is also currently a substitute teacher in the Marshalltown Community School District.
Ron and his wife Nancy reside in Marshalltown. They have three grown children: Nick, Stacey and Brad.
Assistant Coach: Bryen Spriggs
Bryen Spriggs is entering his first season as Assistant Men's Basketball Coach for the MCC Tigers. Prior to this year, Bryen was an assistant coach under Kevin Reynolds for two seasons at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. He helped the Slippery Rock University men's basketball team break the school record for conference wins. The team increased wins by 307%, the biggest turn around in the country at all levels (D-1, D-2, D-3). During the 2011-2012 season, Slippery Rock ranked #1 in NCAA Division II rebound margin and was top five in FG% and 3-pt FG%. Bryen coached one All-American, three All-Conference players and two Scholar-Athlete Award recipients.
Bryen finished his playing career at Slippery Rock, where he helped them get off to the best start in school history, setting the regular season winning streak record and contributing to the team being in the top 10 in 3pt FG's made per game in NCAA Division II.
Bryen is a native of Philadelphia, PA