Head coach Rusty Elmore announced the hiring of Trey Rakes to the Colby Community College men's basketball program. Rakes will serve as an assistant coach when he begins Aug. 1.
Rakes most recently worked on the staff at Coastal Carolina University under coach Cliff Ellis. While at Coastal, he assisted in the development of All-Sun Belt Conference player Zac Cuthbertson and All-Freshman team member Devante Jones.
On the court, Rakes starred as a guard from 2013 to 2017 at the University of Pikeville where he was a two-year starter and captain. He became the all-time wins leader as a player (112-23) and was a part of two Mid-South Conference championships. His teams qualified for the NAIA tournament all four years, two of which resulted in Elite 8 appearances. He also earned the Mid-South Conference Champion of Character award.
While at Pikeville, he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration. He went on to earn a master's degree in sports management from Coastal Carolina.
Rakes is a native of Louisville, Ky. His brother Corey played football at the Air Force Academy, and another brother Bailey currently plays at Centre College. His dad JuneBug Rakes was a member of the 1990 Kentucky Wesleyan College basketball team that won the Division II national championship.