FREMONT, Neb. – Midland University is pleased to announce the hiring of Trevor Trimpe as the new Swimming and Diving Head Coach. Trimpe joins the Warriors with a decade of coaching experience at the club, high school and college level. Most recently he has coached at Kokomo High School and Howard County Aquatics in Indiana.
A native of Hoosier State, he began swimming competitively at the age of seven, fueling a passion for the sport. After a successful high school career, he joined the Valparaiso University swim team in 2008. In his first season, his hard work and dedication earned him a partial scholarship. He was a member of the Valpo swim team for all four years of college and holds top ten finishes in three events (500m freestyle relay, 100 breaststroke and 200m freestyle).
“We are thrilled to have Trevor join the Midland family,” said Midland Athletic Director Courtney Thomsen. “He will be an excellent leader for student-athletes with his work ethic and knowledge of the sport. We are delighted to see the continued growth of our swim program under his leadership. »
Trimpe’s coaching career began at Norwich University where he served as an assistant coach for four seasons. There, cadets broke 18 school records. In the fall of 2017, he was hired as a swimming head coach at the West Virginia Institute University Institute of Technology in Beckley, West Virginia. In his only season with the Golden Bears, he saw three swimmers earn national second-place finishes at the NAIA National Championships. In the classroom, his teams were also honored as teams of scholars.
Since coaching at WVU Tech, he has coached clubs in Minnesota and Indiana. He was the Senior Senior Coach for Velocity Aquatics and the Head Coach for Howard County Aquatics. Additionally, he was the head coach of Kokomo High School in Kokomo, Indiana.
“The combination of top-notch academics, a small school environment, and affiliation with the NAIA are the reasons I wanted to be part of the student-athlete experience at Midland,” said the Trimpe coach. “Midland Swimming and Diving has rapidly grown to national prominence since the program launched five years ago. We hope to continue to improve on this rapid ascent by ensuring that relays and individuals finish in the Top 16 at the NAIA National Championships. Additionally, we hope to continue to compete for conference titles. While our goal is to swim fast and dive well at the end of the season, I also want our athletes to have fun and enjoy the camaraderie among teammates.
In 2021-22, the Warriors were runners-up at the KCAC Championships (men’s and women’s) and then placed 8th at the NAIA National Championships (men’s and women’s).