By Caroline Sturgeon ’20
Sarah Mock joined the Athletics Program as a new strength and weight training coach, replacing Michael Tromello in December.
“I had actually already committed to going to coach at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, but when I found out about this job I changed my mind,” Mock said.
Mock played college water polo at California Lutheran University and was a strength and conditioning coach at a division III School. She also coached in Australia and at CSUN and is getting her masters there.
Mock said that she enjoys getting to spend time with the athletes, as well as learning how to help them train for their sports both individually and as a team.
“My favorite part about working here is being able to work with young athletes. I love getting to know all of their individual personalities, and I love to help them discover their strengths,” Mock said.
Mock works with both the middle school and the upper school weight rooms and works mainly with the girls’ water polo and soccer teams.
“I think the biggest challenge is time. I wish I had more time with athletes to coach them and watch them play their sports,” Mock said.
Mock’s trainees spoke of what it is like to work with her.
“She is a truly nice person and he cares about the wellbeing of the team. There is always a reason behind her workouts, so I always know why they are important,” water polo player Nico Tierney ’20 said.
Mock works alongside Coach Kyle Casey, who trains the boy’s football, basketball and Lacrosse teams, as well as other programs.