BEREA, Ohio – Many former student-athletes at Baldwin Wallace have gone on to pursue successful careers in coaching. After a stellar career with the women's tennis program, Alyssa Trampert '09 has moved on to mold the next generation of athletes as the head coach at West Seneca West High School in Buffalo, New York, with a little help from her family.
Trampert cemented her place in the record books with a strong career from 2006-2009. Trampert currently stands in a tie for 12th in all-time singles wins (48) and ranks 20th in doubles wins (44). Trampert helped lead the Yellow Jackets to conference titles and NCAA tournament appearances in 2007 and 2008 and was a part of the first win by an OAC team in NCAA Tournament history when the Yellow Jackets defeated Albion College (MI). Trampert was also a four-time All-OAC Honorable Mention performer and team captain during her time.
Off the court, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in health and physical education. Trampert was the Co-Founder and Co-President of the Health and Physical Education Club. She was an Assistant Director of Health Promotions Grant Board and a Summer Orientation and Weekend of Welcome Leader. Trampert was also a member of Teaching Together and Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. After BW, she earned a Master of Science in physical education and adapted physical education from Brockport (N.Y.) University.
Today, Trampert has teamed up with her mother Sandy, the former head coach of nearby Orchard Park High School, where she won 12 division titles, with duo in their fourth year with the program. Trampert manages to juggle her role in improving the program, with her dual role as a teacher at P.S. 31 Harriet Ross Tubman School.
"I always thought I saw myself being a coach," Trampert said. "That goes hand and hand with being a physical education teacher. It's a passion. It was one of those things I thought I'd be great at. I love kids. You get a type of person who wants to be there to learn...it makes it so enjoyable. I love doing it."
The work the Trampert duo have done appears to be paying off. Last season's team won the most games in 11 years and the win totals have increased each of the past two seasons. The team will look to continue its progress and try and become the school's first Erie County Interscholastic Conference (ECIC) champions in the sport since the 1974-1975 season.