Coaching Staff

Steve Christiansen 2013     Steve Christiansen (12th Season)
Head Men's Basketball Coach
Steve Christiansen enters his twelfth season as Triton head coach. His teams have combined to average over 24 wins per season while compiling an overall record of 270-86. As he begins the 2015-2016 campaign with the Trojans, Coach Christiansen has six N4C Conference Championships to post along with a pair of Region IV Titles. Under Christiansen, the Trojans placed third at the 2011 NJCA Division II National Tournament (the best placing in Triton history). During the 2014-15 campaign the teams was ranked number one in the nation for two weeks from February 3 - 17, 2015. In 2006, Christiansen's sqaud took eighth at NJCAA Division II National Tournament.

For the 2005-2006 and 2010-11 seasons’ accomplishments Christiansen was named the District Three Coach-of-the-Year, the Region IV Coach-of-the-Year, the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Junior College, Division II Coach-of-the-Year and the NJCAA Division II National Championship Coach’s Award.

A tireless worker, Christiansen’s philosophy is predicated on opportunity. “Triton College offers young men the opportunity to grow both as people and as players. It is my belief that if we are able to recruit talented athletes and hard-working students who are looking to maximize their potential then we owe them every chance to do so and with basketball as our classroom the learning never stops.”

Along with his coaching duties, Christiansen works in the Athletic Department as the Athletic Academic Coordinator where he is responsible for monitoring the academic progress of all Triton athletes.

    Tyler Jones
Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

Coach Tyler Jones joins the Triton Men’s Basketball staff after serving the last 7 years as the head coach at Concordia University. Jones’s list of accomplishments at Concordia include a conference divisional championship (Northern Athletic) in 2012, and winning the 60th annual Concordia Invitational Tournament in 2011. Jones arrival in the 2008 season provided a shot of adrenalin to the Cougars as he guided a young team with only one senior starter, doubling their wins from the previous year. Jones coached two All-NAC players in guard Ryan Young and forward James Morgan. This team placed first in the NAC in rebounding despite not having a starter above 6’6”. Coach Christiansen had this to say about Jones: “We are excited to have someone with Tyler’s wealth of experience and knowledge join our staff. The wisdom he brings, along with his unique insight, will help guide our young players to a great season. Tyler will be an invaluable asset to me on the bench.”

Jones earned his B.A. in communications from Trinity College, and his M.B.A. from Concordia in 2010. He resided in Chicago with his wife Elise and their five children – Tyler Jr., Sterling, Sloan Sidney, and Hayden.