physical education and safety education teacher Trevor Monroe has been named the new head softball coach for the Lightning for the 2012-13 season.
This past year, Monroe was a varsity assistant coach for Farmington High School’s section 1AAA championship softball team, according to a press release.
From 2005 to 2009 he was the head varsity baseball coach at , where his team made a state tournament appearance in 2008. He was named the Minnesota Twins/Playball/3M Coach of the Year in 2007, and the section 3AAA and Max Preps Minnesota Coach of the Year in 2008.
In addition to his high school coaching, Monroe has also been a youth softball coach in Farmington and Rosemount and with the Minnesota Irish programs since 1999. He is the U14 Minnesota Irish coach and his team became USSSA state champions earlier this summer.
Monroe earned numerous honors as a high school and college athlete. At Concordia College-Moorhead he played basketball and golf, before transferring to the University of Wyoming to accept a Division I golf scholarship there. While at Wyoming he was a two-time captain and participated in the national tournament.
Following college he spent a year on the Canadian and Nike professional golf tours.
Monroe has been in District 196 since 1997, spending 14 years teaching physical education at before coming to Eastview in the fall of 2011.
“I am excited about being named the new head coach at Eastview High School," Monroe said in the release. "The Eastview softball program has been successful for years in both their on and off the field performance and I look forward to being a part of this program."