SMSU Wheelchair Basketball Camps

Head Coach Derek Klinkner

Derek Klinkner is in his sixth season on the SMSU coaching staff in 2017-18 and is in his fifth full season as head coach. He started the 2012-13 season as an assistant coach before taking over as head coach in February.

During his tenure as head coach, SMSU has had one player earn second team NWBA All-American honors, several earn NWBA All-Rookie honors, the NWBA Sportsmanship award, while another player was selected to the United State U23 team. SMSU also had a national NWBA Player of the Week during the 2016-17 season.

Klinkner also played for the Mustangs from 2010-14.

A native of Artesian, S.D., Klinkner was a member of the SMSU football program for three seasons, earning all-conference honorable mention honors as a sophomore in 2009.

Klinkner is a 2012 graduate of SMSU and also received his master's degree from SMSU.

Derek and his wife Audra, live in Marshall with daughter, Kami.