Student Life

Athletics - Teams

Trinity High School falls into PIAA Class AA and the Mid Penn Division. We are very proud of our robust and competitive athletic teams. All students are invited to participate in our athletic offerings, and because of our modest size, players often get the chance to compete. Don’t have experience playing the sport? No problem! Our teams and coaches are welcoming and encouraging. With hard work and an open mind, you’ll fit in with the team in no time.

Teams

Fall

Cheerleading

Trinity’s enthusiastic cheerleaders attend every football game and help rev up Shamrock fans at pep rallies and in the stands. The squad emphasizes leadership, teamwork, strength, trust, and camaraderie.

Head Coach: Christine Dornisch Geisel ’86, P’20

Cross Country

Trinity’s robust Cross Country team boasts a welcoming, tight-knit group of runners. The team has been very successful, with 11 Mid Penn Championships for both the boys and girls. The team’s athletic skill is matched by close relationships between teammates.

Head Coach: Bob Gruschow P’09, 11, 12, 15, 17

Football

Trinity’s Friday night football games are often the epicenter for fall social activities for Trinity students and families alike. The boys on the football team play with heart and skill, learning important lessons of teamwork, strength, and wisdom while on the practice and game fields. Trinity has had dozens of students gone on the play competitively in college, and even a few NFL players.

Head Coach: Todd Ryan

Golf

Trinity’s Golf team, composed of both male and female athletes, is small but dedicated and competitive. They have won the Mid Penn Championships for four consecutive years (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), in addition to owning seven previous wins. Trinity brought home it’s first District 3 championship in 2018.

Head Coach: Mick Farlling

Boys Soccer

The Boys Soccer team has captured nine Mid Penn Championships, as well as a PIAA District III Championship. Several Trinity soccer players have gone on to play Division I ball in college.

Head Coach: Dan Gustafson

Girls Soccer

Trinity girls soccer has a long history of victories. Recently, the team has brought home the State title in three out of four years (2014, 2015, 2016). With 12 Mid Penn Championships and three PIAA District III Championships, our girls are accustomed to winning while building friendships.

Head Coach: Terry Mull P’91, 93, 95, 02, 06

Girls Tennis

Our girls tennis team has met with success over the last fifteen years or so, with ten of those years being named Mid Penn Champions. Players have also won District III Championships, and many have gone on to play competitively in college. Support for one another and a strong sense of teamwork characterize Trinity’s tennis team, a sport often thought to be more individual in nature.

Head Coach: Tony Cooper

Volleyball

The Volleyball team has won both the Mid Penn Championships and the Division multiple times. With a close-knit group of girls, teamwork and friendship leads to success on the court.

Head Coach: John Barrick

Teams

Winter

Boys Basketball

Of all its wonderful athletic programs, the tradition of Trinity’s basketball program is well-known in the community. With the leadership of Coach Kostelac for well over three decades, the Trinity boys have brought home 17 District III gold medal victories, 14 Mid Penn Championships, five PIAA Eastern Championships, and two state titles (2001 and 2003). Hard work and the expectation of excellence characterize our boys basketball team.

Head Coach: Larry Kostelac, Jr. ’76, P’01, 02, 06

Girls Basketball

With 14 District III wins and 2 State titles, Trinity girls basketball is a force to be reckoned with. Teamwork, camaraderie, and hard work characterize our girls basketball program.

Head Coach: Kristi Dunleavy Britten ’89

Cheerleading

Trinity’s enthusiastic cheerleaders attend basketball games and help rev up Shamrock fans at pep rallies and in the stands. The squad emphasizes leadership, teamwork, strength, trust, and camaraderie.

Head Coach: Christine Dornisch Geisel ’89, P’20

Swimming & Diving

Trinity’s swimming and diving program has dozens of swimmers who have won District and State titles. Though Trinity does not have an on-site pool, we practice at local facilities. Our large team of boys and girls is also bolstered by participants from smaller schools, who don’t have the resources for teams of their own.

Head Coach: Samantha Shirtliff ’14

Wrestling

This young program at Trinity already boasts two, two-time District III Champions, two regional champions, and a two-time State champion. Trinity wrestlers have gone on to compete in college. Trinity wrestlers practice off-site in a space at Twin Ponds West affectionately known as “The Cage.” The tight-knit team operates under the motto: “All in, all the time.”

Head Coach: TBA

Teams

Spring

Baseball

Trinity’s tight-knit baseball team of course practices and plays games together, but they also bond outside of the baseball diamond. With a couple of Mid Penn Championships under their belt, this team is hungry for continued success.

Head Coach: Chris Cap P’19, 22

Softball

The girls softball team emphasizes teamwork and sportsmanship in their practices and games. A small team, the group is close-knit and has room to grow! The team plays home games at Waas Park, in Mechanicsburg.

Head Coach: Glenn Reinhardt

Track & Field

Trinity’s track and field team is one of the school’s largest teams, with over 20% of our student body participating in the sport! Boasting District III champions in excess of 60 student-athletes, and nearly 20 PIAA State Champions, the track and field team has a long tradition of excellence. This tradition continues with the guidance of our alumni, several of whom have come back to serve as assistant coaches. The tradition in track and field is one of connection to teammates, excellence in athletics, and diversity in skill.

Head Coach: Bob Gruschow, P’09, 11, 12, 15, 17

Boys Tennis

The boys tennis team plays with heart and skill, working together for success in a sport often imagined as more individual in nature. The team has earned a few Mid Penn Championships and several District III Championships.

Head Coach: Tony Cooper

Girls Lacrosse

The rise of lacrosse’s popularity in Central Pennsylvania brought the sport to Trinity’s athletic fields as well. Led by two Trinity faculty members, teamwork, camaraderie, and sport basics are emphasized in practices and on the field.

Head Coach: Alanna Stuart

Boys Lacrosse

The rise of lacrosse’s popularity in Central Pennsylvania brought the sport to Trinity’s athletic fields as well. The young team brought home its first District 3 title in 2018. Teamwork, camaraderie, and sport basics are emphasized in practices and on the field.

Head Coach: Dave Heisey

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