Toney Bergman joined the Trine football coaching staff prior to the 2010 season with 22 years of football coaching experience. Bergman serves as the defensive backs coach.
In his first season at Trine, Bergman coached Thunder defensive back Aaron Selking to the MIAA Defensive MVP Award. The Thunder have had seven all-conference performers in the secondary under Bergman's guidance.
Under Bergman's guidance, cornerback Marcus Winters tied Selking's school record with eight interceptions in 2016. Winters finished the regular season ranked second in the nation in INTs and third in passes defended.
Prior to his arrival at Trine, Bergman was the Head Football Coach at Bellmont High School for eight years where he led the Braves to the school’s first and only Class 3A Football State Championship in 2008. During his coaching tenure Bergman he has been named NHC Coach of the Year, GameNight Magazine Coach of the Year, Motorola 3A Coach of the Year, Colts Coach of the Week, Indiana Football Digest Griddy’s 3A Coach of the Year, Old Spice Coach of the Year, and a North All-Star Coach.
Bergman also spent two years as an assistant coach with the Fort Wayne Freedom. Bergman also served as an assistant wrestling coach at Bellmont High School and was part of the 1994 State Championship and the 1995 State Runner-Up Teams.
A graduate of Purdue University, Bergman received his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and a minor in Health. Bergman is also a certified Strength and Conditioning Coach. Bergman and his wife Deb have three children: Jacob, Aaron, and Emily.