Josh Lenarz ‘98 has been the head coach of the women’s soccer program for 15 seasons. In his tenure he has accumulated a 221-99-25 career coaching record and is one of the most winning active coaches in the NAIA. Under his leadership the Trolls have become a front-runner in the conference, have earned national recognition as a national tournament qualifier, and have been in the NAIA Top 25 ratings. Last season he directed the team to a NCCAA National Championship appearance, an 11-7-3 overall record, and a 7-3-2 conference record.
Lenarz has led teams to the post-season national tournaments 10 times in the past 12 seasons. The Trolls have qualified for the NAIA National Championship three times. In the 2011 season the team, at 16-4-2, earned an at-large bid to the national tournament opening round. In 2008, in the program’s first-ever NAIA appearance, the team advanced to the Final Four and in 2009 they made it to the Sweet Sixteen.
In addition the Trolls have advanced to the NCCAA National Championships seven times with the latest appearance in the 2016 season. Earning Trinity’s first ever national title, the team claimed the championship in 2005. They finished in third place in each the 2007 and 2010 seasons.
Under his leadership the team has also earned conference regular season championship titles in the 2008 and 2009 seasons. In 2009 they also claimed the conference tournament title. In 2012 and in 2016 they were awarded the CCAC Karl Boeck Champions of Character Award.
Lenarz was named the CCAC Coach of the Year in 2008, 2009, and 2013. He has also been recognized as the NCCAA National Coach of the Year in 2005 and 2008, the NCCAA North Central Region Coach of the Year nine times, and the 2005 NAIA Region VII Coach of the Year. In 2016 he received the NISOA/NCCAA Frank Jewell Award for Christian character and integrity while coaching.
For the past ten years Lenarz has served as the NCCAA North Central Region women’s soccer sport chair and he continues to hold that position.
Lenarz graduated from Trinity with a degree in physical education and has a master’s degree in higher education- college student affairs from Azusa Pacific University. As a soccer player at Trinity, he earned all-conference honors for four years and was an NCCAA All-American three times. His coaching experience includes an USSF National Coaching License, four years as the assistant coach for Trinity's men’s team, and two seasons as the varsity girls coach at Timothy Christian High School in Elmhurst, Illinois. He has also worked with the Chicago Gaels, a semi-professional women's soccer team.
Lenarz is the assistant athletics director at the College. He and his wife Kelly and children Peyton, Casey, Dylan, and Ryder reside in Palos Heights, Illinois.
Brittany Lee ’10 has been a part of the coaching staff for the past five seasons. She is involved in every aspect of the program and assists the varsity and junior varsity teams. Lee was a four-year player for Coach Lenarz from 2006-2009. As a student-athlete Lee played on the 2008 NAIA Final Four team and on the 2009 NAIA Sweet Sixteen team. She also was a member of the team that placed third at the 2007 NCCAA National Championship. As a midfielder Lee scored eight goals and had 11 assists in her career. She served as a team captain in her senior year and earned the athletics department Women’s Athletics Award. In addition she was a scholar-athlete.
While a student-athlete at Trinity, Lee coached youth soccer teams and at summer camps. After graduation, she spent two years working with collegiate teams and youth in the New England area and has served with AmeriCorps as an academic coach for high school athletes. Lee has also been a facilitator at an outdoor learning center.
Lee graduated from Trinity in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and received a master’s in athletic counseling from Springfield College in Massachusetts. She is a Certified Sport Psychology Consultant through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology.
As a member of the Athletics Department, she leads the Athletic Leadership Program for Students (ALPS) as well as works with teams and coaches in performance counseling. She also is the Graduate Studies Program Coordinator at the College. Lee resides in Palos Heights, Illinois.