Nov. 13, 2013
Trinity Lutheran College is pleased to announce the launch of two new athletic programs at the college, Swimming and Tennis. The college will offer the first NCCAA swimming and tennis programs in the Pacific Northwest.
Eagle Swimmers will not be without local competition. There are several colleges from various conferences competing within the state, including schools like Pacific Lutheran University, University of Puget Sound and Seattle University.
Current plans are in place for the team to practice and compete at both the Everett YMCA and the brand new Snohomish Aquatic Center, a state-of-the-art facility scheduled to open January 2014, which offers a ten-lane competition pool and private meeting rooms for teams.
“We are so excited to offer this program to the community and look forward to the excellent student athletes who will compete for the college,” said Matt Koenigs, Athletic Director.
The athletic department has already begun the process of hiring coaching staff, which will be unveiled as soon as final decisions have been made.
The new Eagles tennis team will have the opportunity to play out-of-conference teams in the area like Bellevue College, Seattle University, Shoreline Community College, University of Puget Sound, Green River Community College and Gonzaga University.
Depending on what the athletic director and the new coaching staff decide, there are a number of high quality facilities nearby that are available for practice and competition.
The college has begun a search for a head coach—a job description is in the works and will be posted soon, followed by an interview process.
Founded in 1944 as the Lutheran Bible Institute of Seattle, Trinity Lutheran College is a private, independent Christian college in the Lutheran tradition located in downtown Everett, Wash. In addition to a small, diverse student body and a11:1 student-to-faculty ratio, Trinity offers 10 majors, 17 minors, and over 40 areas of study. The college competes in seven athletic programs in the NCCAA Division 1.