Athletics News 2011

For more information contact Athletic Director Trevor Rolfs, 620-792-9378 or Barton Sports Information Director Mike Marzolf, 620-792-9310 

May 10, 2011
Release by Mike Marzolf


Rolfs selected to be Barton’s new athletic director

Trevor Rolfs has been hired as the new athletic director at Barton Community College taking over full-time in a position that was part-time the past two years. Barton men’s basketball coach Craig Fletchall had held the position for two years along with his basketball duties but will now just coach while Rolfs takes over the department.


Rolfs is from the area and played basketball at Barton in the early 90’s. He has been the men’s basketball at Pratt Community College the past 7 seasons, leading the Beavers to the NJCAA National Tournament his first season. He is a graduate of nearby Quivira Heights High School.

“Barton is Barton,” Rolfs said of his decision to take the job. “I played here, I grew up watching the Cougars and it is the best AD job in the state of Kansas at the college level. To be able to come back and run the show as well as raise my kids close to my family is the best of everything.”

Rolfs played for the Cougars during the 91-92 and 92-93 seasons before going to Bethany College to finish out his collegiate playing days. At Bethany he was an all conference selection in basketball both years and was an all conference football player in the fall of 95 as well.

Rolfs got into coaching right out of college, taking over for his alma mater Quivira Heights in 1996. During his 5 years at the school he coached football, basketball, and track. He moved on to Lyons for a couple of years then to Mankato High School for one season before going to Pratt.

He took over the Pratt men’s basketball team at semester his 1st year and guided the Beavers to the Region VI Championships – the school’s first in 16 years. He was 114-94 after taking over in January of 2005. Rolfs’ first college win came at the Barton Gym with a 69-55 win over the Cougars in his first game as head coach. Ironically, his final game as head coach at Pratt was also against Barton – 95-88 loss again at the Barton Gym.

Rolfs said it is his goal to make Barton the best community college in the country.

“That’s my challenge,” Rolfs said. “Barton is good. Like I said, Barton is Barton. But now is the time to take it to the next level. I’m excited for things to come. We are going to do it the right way and we are going to be successful.”

“There are some challenges to overcome but that is part of the excitement.” Rolfs said. “We are going to get out in the communities in the area and into the schools. We want to get people excited about what we are doing at Barton.”

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