Trisha Werre is returning to the Sierra High girls basketball program for a second time.
The 2001 SHS grad and former three-sport star has taken over as head coach, the school announced in a press release this week. Werre played basketball, volleyball and softball as a Timberwolf and came back in 2010 to serve an as assistant under then-head girls hoops coach Steve Unterholzner.
“Coach Were has incredible experience playing in multiple systems under a variety of coaches,” Sierra Athletic Director Andrew Lee stated in the release. “Her coaching philosophy centers around developing culture and building character through effort and team mentality. We are excited for the future of the Girls Basketball program under Coach Werre.”
Werre played for Dan Cunial in her four years at Sierra. She continued to play at San Joaquin Delta College, The College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y. and Stanislaus State.
Werre inherits a veteran group expected to include 10 returners for the 2021-22 season. Two years ago, the Timberwolves qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs and showed improvement during the three years under coach Larissa Founts-Bergerson, who stepped down to prepare for the birth of her second child. Kayla Torio stepped up in the interim led the team for the abbreviated 2021 spring season.
“Basketball has always been a passion of mine that has brought positive and rewarding experiences to my life,” Werre stated. “I’m looking forward to helping create rewarding and positive experiences for our players within our Women’s Basketball Program. We will aim to play hard, play smart and have fun!”