Garrett Wimberly
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Position: Head Coach
Years Coached: 1st Season

Garrett Wimberly was announced as the head men's and women's lacrosse coach at St. Ambrose University on Sept. 1, 2016.

He will begin building a women's program that will start play in the spring on 2018.

Wimberly, the 2013 Deep South Conference Coach of the Year while at the University of Memphis, joined the Bees after serving as a volunteer assistant with the VMI lacrosse program in 2016.

"I am thrilled to be joining the St. Ambrose University family. It is an honor and privilege to coach at such a great institution that carries a rich history of success within the Athletic Department," Wimberly said.

After playing for the University of Memphis club program as a goalie and midfielder from 2008-11, Wimberly started his coaching career at his former high school, St. Benedict at Auburndale in Memphis, Tenn. He took the school to its first state championship game appearance in 2012 as the team finished as runners-up in the TSLA Division 2.

Wimberly then returned to the University of Memphis to guide the men's club program. He transitioned the team into the Deep South Conference and helped the team earn back-to-back winning seasons in 2013 and 2014 while earning his conference coach of the year award.

He was the head coach at Houston High School in Germantown, Tenn., in 2013 before returning to St. Benedict in 2014 to become the boys and girls head lacrosse coach.

Along with starting the women's program, Wimberly took over a St. Ambrose men's program that qualified for the postseason in two of its first three years of existence. The Bees joined the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) in the summer of 2016 as an associate member in men's lacrosse.

"I believe that our Lacrosse programs can succeed in the KCAC and NAIA. The NAIA is growing at a rapid pace. With Coach Shovlain and the SAU Athletic Department being ahead of this trend, I feel we have a strong advantage moving forward," Wimberly said.

"During the interview process, I immediately noticed the passion and commitment SAU holds towards the Athletic programs. The commitment to build new state-of-the-art facilities is a dream come true for any coach and will make recruiting to SAU very promising."

"We are very pleased with the hiring of Coach Wimberly," Shovlain said. "He has experience at all levels and has coached men and women. We are very confident he will successfully lead our lacrosse programs."

Wimberly graduated from the University of Memphis with a degree in Education, Sports and Leisure Management in 2011

2017-18 Women's Lacrosse Roster
Roster for 2017-18 Women's Lacrosse Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
1Claire McCarthySOA5-7Morton, Ill.Morton
2Allie RuggieroFRA5-5Chicago, Ill.Mother McAuley
5Kathleen CarinoFRD5-3Minooka, Ill.Minooka Community
6Erin GreenSOM5-0Geneva, Ill.Geneva
7Morgan FullerFRM5-5Pekin, Ill.Pekin Community
8Sara GoeddelJRM5-7St. Louis, Mo.Rosati-Kain
9Elizabeth ZiaFRG5-4Chicago, Ill.Mother McAuley
10Teagan ConroyFRA6-0Elmhurst, Ill.York Community
12Jill CarlsonSRD5-4Evergreen Park, Ill.Mother McAuley
13Katie BaranskiFRM5-8Chicago Heights, Ill.Marian Catholic
14Kiersten CollinsFRM5-7Sterling, Ill.Sterling
15Alexis HagenFRA5-8Durant, IowaDurant
16Morgan ReillyFRD5-7Quincy, Ill.Quincy
17Jamie RiegerFRM5-8Park Ridge, Ill.Maine South
18Murphy GarciaJRD5-5Elburn, Ill.Kaneland
19Sydney SobkowiakSOA5-3Oak Forest, Ill.Carl Sandburg
20Hannah TomsovicFRD5-10Peoria, Ill.Richwoods
21Marie CristoforoSRD5-3Garden City, N.Y.Garden City/Marquette Univ.
22Erin NolanSOA5-7Evergreen Park, Ill.Marist
24McKenna CurzonFRD5-4St. Charles, Ill.St. Charles North
30Dallas BakerSOD5-6Park Ridge, Ill.Maine South/Univ. of Indianapolis
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