Trent Tucker

Trent is leading the Hungry for Wins campaign, advocating for students and working to engage community stakeholders. As a former STEM Ambassador for the Obama Administration, he understands how nutrition plays a determining role in students' achievements in general and STEM programming. 

Trent Tucker brings a wealth of experience to his position as the leader of our Hungry for Wins initiative. As an athlete who played basketball for fifteen years at both college and professional levels, Trent understands the value of being well fed in order to perform at a high level. Since finishing his pro career with the Chicago Bulls following their 1993 championship season, Trent has worked as a broadcast analyst for Minnesota Timberwolves basketball games and for five years as the Director of District Athletics for the Minneapolis Public Schools. In the latter role he managed budgets, facilities, fundraising, and stakeholder engagement while fostering an environment where academic integrity, competitive athletic excellence, social responsibility, and respect for others are highly valued. The district community consisted of more than 6,000 student athletes in 29 schools cooperating with over 700 professional coaches and administrators.

From 2007 to 2011 Trent served as a coordinator for community outreach and youth development at his alma mater, the University of Minnesota. During this time he launched a successful on-campus program for diverse youth in middle school; the goal for these Trent Tucker University Scholars was promoting college readiness.

Trent is a North Carolina native who grew up in Flint, Michigan before moving to Minnesota for college. He was a member of the Big 10 Championship Gopher basketball team in 1982, and started his professional career as a first round draft pick with the New York Knicks. He played in 61 playoff games during his career. Trent ranks fifth in 3-point field goal percentage in the history of the entire NBA.

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If you're interested in participating in this program, email Trent Tucker at or call 612-208-0139.