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Brynjar Brynjarsson

Brynjar Brynjarsson


Physical Education Faculty

Additional Duties

Head Men's Basketball Coach




Marshalltown Community College


Faculty & Staff

Bldg & Room Number

SAC room 103


Coach Brynjar Brynjarsson began his coaching tenure at Marshalltown Community College in 2005. In the last seven seasons, the men’s basketball program has had 31 players move on to a four-year school, including 17 players to NCAA Division I level.

The Tigers produced their second consecutive winning season under Brynjarsson. After earning the fourth seed in the Region XI Tournament, Brynjarsson guided the Tigers to a first-round victory at home, a 93-81 victory over Northeast Community College, MCC’s third win of the season over the Hawks.

Two players, sophomore Troidell Carter and freshman Mike Rodriguez earned Second-Team All-Region XI honors after rankings in the top-ten in points per game. Freshmen Merdic Green and Marquis Cunningham earned Academic All-Region honors as well.

The 2012-13 team saw a major turnaround as the Tigers posted an overall record of 22-9 and finished third in the ICCAC. Brynjarsson led the program to 10 consecutive wins to start the year and finished the regular season winning seven of its final eight games. Chris Caird was named to the first-team all-region while Matej Delinac was a second-team pick. Freshman Troidell Carter earned honorable mention honors from the ICCAC.

Coach Brynjarsson came to MCC as an assistant under Coach Denny Aye. Now, as head coach, he brings five years of NCAA  Division I experience, including back-to-back Big 12 titles at Iowa State University, where his assistant coaching career began under Coach Larry Eustachy. He also coached at the University of Idaho prior to coming to MCC.

A native of Iceland, Coach Brynjarsson came to the United States in 1991 and graduated from Iowa City West High School. He then attended Iowa Lakes Community College, where he was a two-year starter on their basketball team. He then transferred to Luther College, where he played basketball and earned a degree in business management. He later earned his masters degree in sports studies from the United States Sports Academy

He resides in Marshalltown with his wife, Kim and their five kids: Pierce, Desirae, Nick, Beyonce, and Brooklynn.