|Title:||Head Men's Tennis Coach|
JOHNSON, Vt. - Johnson State College Athletics is announcing the hiring of Charles Yerrick as head coach of the men's tennis team. Yerrick replaces Laura Laramee who led the Badgers to their second consecutive appearance in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) East Division Finals in 2012.
Yerrick brings a considerable amount of experience to JSC after serving 26 years as the Director of Tennis at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vt. Yerrick also worked as the head coach of the boy's tennis team at Stowe High School from 1988-2005. Under his instruction the team won the 2004 and 2005 Vermont Division II State Championships.
In 2012 Yerrick concluded a 24 year run as the Director of Sports and Fitness with the Trapp Family Lodge maintaining a diverse set of responsibilities including overseeing over 100 kilometers of ski trails and maintaining the operations and personnel of the Trapp Lodge's fitness center. Yerrick values involvement in the community and has served on the Stowe Performing Arts Board of Directors for 12 years.
"I feel great about working at Johnson State College," Yerrick stated, "I'm really glad to be on board coaching the men's tennis team this spring."
The Badgers and Yerrick will look to build upon the strong 2012 season in which the team finished 4-1 in NAC. The team graduated six seniors last year and will be looking at roster of largely new players in their 2013 spring season.