Coaching Staff

Head Coach

Josh Lenarz
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Josh Lenarz ‘98 has been the head coach of the women’s soccer program for 17 seasons.  In his tenure he has accumulated a 240-102-25 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 NAIA National Tournament Opening Round appearance, a CCAC Tournament Championship title, and a 19-3 overall record and a 9-2 conference record.

Lenarz has led teams to the post-season national tournaments 11 times in the past 13 seasons. The Trolls have qualified for the NAIA National Championship four times. Last season they advanced to the Opening Round as the conference tournament champs. In the 2011 season the team, at 16-4-2, earned an at-large bid to the 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 and 2017 they 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 10 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 11 years Lenarz has served as the NCCAA North Central Region women’s soccer sport chair and he continues to hold that position.

Lenarz’s 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 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.   He was a four-year soccer player at Trinity and earned all-conference honors for four years and was an NCCAA All-American three times

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. 

 

Assistant Coach

Jessica Bianchi ’19 will continue to stay with the women’s soccer team, but now, she will transition into a coaching role after playing for four years.

During her years as a player for Trinity, Bianchi received many conference and national accolades for her playing abilities. She helped her team win the NCCAA National Championship last season, earning the NCCAA Tournament MVP. Along with that, she was named the NCCAA Player of the Year for 2018. She also received NCCAA All-American recognition and NAIA All-American Honorable Mention for the last three seasons. Bianchi was also recognized as the NCCAA North Central Player of the Year in 2017 and 2018, while earning a spot on the NCCAA North Central All-Region team all four years.

Along with all of these accomplishments, Bianchi finished her CCAC career as the Player of the Year for the 2017 and 2018 seasons, while also earning a spot on the All-Conference team for three out of her four seasons.

Bianchi currently resides in Elmhurst, Ill.