Lewis-Clark State men’s basketball coach Brandon Rinta is leaving Lewiston to be the next coach at Central Washington University.
Rinta, a CWU alumnus, has spent the last seven seasons as the head coach at LCSC where he compiled a 164-and-62 record, recording the highest winning percentage by a Warrior coach in the past 50 years.
Rinta led the Warriors to three Frontier Conference regular season championships and a pair of conference tournament titles.
The Warriors earned five NAIA National Tournament berths and enjoyed the second-most wins in school history in 2016 going 29-5. The Warriors earned a national rank of third, which was the highest in school history as Rinta was named Frontier Conference Coach of the Year.
In 2013, the Warriors started the season 18-0 and Rinta won the Don Meyer NAIA National Coach of the Year award. (LCSC)