Coaching Staff



Andrew Trinkle, CSCS, USAW Certified Coach

Andrew Trinkle has been training athletes since graduating from Whittier College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology in 2006. At Whittier College, Andrew played on the defensive line and then served as assistant defensive line coach for Cerritos College in 2008.  In addition to his football playing and coaching career, Andrew is a USA Olympic Weightlifting Club coach and athlete.  As an Olympic weightlifter, Andrew competed and qualified in three consecutive national competitions for Olympic weightlifting.  He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is member of the National Academy of Sports Medicine.  Andrew is also certified as a performance enhancement specialist and a certified personal trainer.


Nina Raspa

Nina graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology from Whittier College in 2012.  She has been working as a coach at SCU’s Human Performance Center since 2011.  She has been an athlete for much of her life and her interest in sports and athlete training began at a young age, first as a cross-country and track and field athlete in high school.  While at Whittier College she continued running and expanded her track and field events to include the 1500m, high jump, and javelin events.   After graduating, she expanded her athletic experience by joining the Chikara Weightlifting Club team.  Most recently she has begun practicing yoga and learning how to box.


Nikolas Cook, USAW Certified Coach

Nikolas is a graduate from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).  He has competed at a high level in several sports, including golf and basketball for many years.  Nikolas has been a coach at SCU’s Human Performance Center since January 2015.  He has a passion for coaching and improving the skills and abilities of the athletes under his supervision and finds great satisfaction when they succeed, both on the field and in the weight room.

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