Woodmont High School has hired Sarah Trimpe as varsity volleyball coach. Ashley Jenkins, Athletic Director, said, “We are thrilled to add Sarah to our coaching staff…she is dynamic, knowledgeable, and a proven winner. Without the support of several key people, we could not have made this wonderful hire. Our volleyball program is blessed to have a rich parent base and cooperating middle schools.”
Jenkins credits assistant coach, Kristyn Dees with recommending Sarah for the position; Greg Scott, principal of Woodmont Middle School for hiring Sarah to teach social studies; Lynn Jones, volleyball parent, for her support; and Darryl Imperati, Woodmont High School principal, for his help to hire the new volleyball coach.
Trimpe and her three sisters played collegiate volleyball. Having the entire family excel in the sport reveals deep roots, skill expertise, and intelligence for the game, Jenkins said. For the last two years, Trimpe served as the head volleyball coach at North Mac High School in Virden, Illinois. Prior to this, she served as an assistant coach at Macomb Junior High School and was a student assistant coach at Western Illinois University in 2009. Western Illinois Coach Kym McKay, told Jenkins, “Sarah was a fantastic player for us. She loves being in the gym. She’s energetic, fun, knowledgeable, and hard-working….most importantly, her character is phenomenal.”
Prior to coaching, Sarah was a record breaking setter for the Western Illinois University Fighting Leathernecks. Starting all four years…she finished her college playing career with her name appearing ten times in Western’s record book. Most significant of these would be amassing 4,150 assists in her career, this ranks 2nd in school history. Conference academic honors her senior and sophomore years were also on her list of accolades.
While in high school, she helped lead Normal Community to the Big 12 Conference Championships from 2001 to 2004. Her high school team placed fourth in state in 2001, third in 2002, and were qualifiers in 2003 and 2004. She garnered academic all-conference honors her junior and senior years and was named to the all-area team and all-conference team by The Pantagraph in 2004. All-America honors were achieved at the 2005 AAU Junior National Championships in Orlando, Florida in June 2005.
Trimpe is the daughter of Bob and Lynda Trimpe. She has three sisters, Megan, Mary, and Alyssa. Megan was an assistant volleyball coach at PC and is now the Coordinator of Academic Services at PC.