Jon Trilli comes to Odessa after spending one season at Abilene Christian University under Head Coach Joe Golding as the Special Assistant to the Head Coach. In Trilli’s lone season in Abilene, the Wildcats won a program best 27 games, were winners of the Southland Conference Tournament, and made their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament as a Division I institution.
Prior to his tenure at Abilene Christian, Trilli spent the 2017-18 season at the University of North Texas. He worked under Head Coach Grant McCasland as the Director of Basketball operations. In the staff’s first season in Denton, the Mean Green improved their win total by 12 games from the previous season, going 20-18 overall and made their first post season tournament appearance since 2010, winning the College Basketball Invitational.
Trilli also spent 2 seasons at Arkansas Little Rock under head coaches Chris Beard and Wes Flanigan. Trilli spent his first year at Little Rock as a Video Coordinator. The Trojans went 30-5 overall and were Sunbelt Conference Regular Season and Sunbelt Conference Tournament Champions. In the NCAA tournament the Trojans upset the Purdue Boilermakers and advanced to the round of 32 for the first time in school history. The 30 overall wins also were the most in school history. Trilli was then promoted to Director of Basketball Operations in his second season at Little Rock.
Trilli went to Little Rock in Sept. 2015 after spending the previous seven years at Midwestern State. After three years as a member of the basketball team, he spent two seasons on the MSU staff as a graduate assistant before serving as a second assistant in his final two years.
Between his time at Little Rock and MSU, Trilli had gone to eight straight NCAA Tournaments, with each of those teams advancing beyond the first round. Over the same span, those teams won regular-season championships in six of eight years.
He helped the Mustangs to three regular-season Lone Star Conference Championships and four NCAA Division II Tournament appearances while on staff. In his first season at Little Rock, the Trojans won a program-record 30 games while winning Sun Belt Conference regular-season and tournament championships before earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament.
As a student-athlete, Trilli attended Garden City Community College as a freshman, playing for Head Coach Kris Baumann before going on to earn three letters on the Midwestern State men's basketball team. He led the Mustangs to consecutive NCAA Division II Elite Eight appearances in 2010 and 2011. MSU's national ranking rose as high as No. 3 in the 2009-10 season as the Mustangs won a program-record 31 games.
Trilli earned his Bachelor of Science in Sport and Fitness Management and Master of Education in Sports Administration in 2015, both from Midwestern State.