Jacob Kinsey joined the Thunder in 2005 and is in charge of the running backs and is the Co-Offensive Coordinator.
In 2017, the Thunder offense led the MIAA in yards per game (475.0), total rushing yards (3,955), rushing yards per game (329.6), total offense (5,700 yards) and scoring (44.3 points per game). Nationally, Trine's 329.6 yards per game on the ground ranked fourth most in NCAA Division III. In addition, Trine's offense ranked in the top-10 in the nation in team passing efficiency (3rd - 186.7) and scoring offense (6th - 44.3 ppg.). The Thunder had two players rush for over 1,000 yards (Evan Wyse - 1,180 and Lamar Carswell - 1,500), marking the first time in program history that the team has had a pair of 1,000-yard rushers in a single season. Eight players earned All-MIAA honors on offense, including the MIAA Offensive "MVP," and two players who were tabbed All-Region.
During his coaching career at Trine, Kinsey has also coached the wide receivers highlighed by 12 All-MIAA selections, including six first-team honorees. Kinsey coached wide receiver Gage Corner in setting the program record for receiving yards.
Kinsey earned his undergraduate degree from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Ill. He received a Bachelor of Arts in sport management with minors in business administration and psychology in 2004. While at MacMurray, Kinsey lettered in football receiving First Team All-Conference. He was also a member of two conference championship teams.
After graduation from MacMurray, Kinsey was a graduate assistant at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn. His primary duty was coaching the linebackers. Kinsey received his master’s degree in sports administration in July of 2005.