Greg Vorbrink, who led the Mercy Academy softball team to a third-place finish in the state tournament last June, has stepped down after one season as the Jaguars’ head coach.
Vorbrink, who works full-time as an ironworker, said he’ll continue his involvement with the Louisville Lady Sluggers travel softball team.
“It all had become a huge, huge challenge for my family,” Vorbrink said of adding in the coaching job at Mercy. “I’ve been with the Sluggers for seven years … and the Sluggers have done a lot for us. I felt obligated to them.”
Vorbrink replaced Josh Bloomer before last season and led the Jaguars to a 36-9 record.
“I couldn’t have been more proud every day that I stepped on the field with that big blue ‘M’ on my shirt and hat,” Vorbrink said.
Vorbrink said his daughter, Jordan — who has committed to the University of Louisville — will continue to play at Mercy.
Mercy is accepting applications for a new coach. Those interested should contact athletic director Mark Evans via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other coaching news
* Trent Milby, who led the Marion County girls’ basketball team to the 2013 state championship and a 39-0 record, has been named the women’s basketball coach at Berea College.
Milby posted a 208-36 record in seven seasons at Marion County and was named the 2013 Naismith National Girls’ Basketball Coach of the Year.
“It’s a great opportunity for me to take the next step in my coaching career,” Milby said in a news release. “I look forward to working with the young ladies at Berea College, to building a championship atmosphere and, most importantly, to mentoring my players to be good basketball players but even better citizens.”
Milby also will be in charge of compliance-related responsibilities for the athletic department.
Berea, an NAIA school, finished 13-17 last season.
* Matt Timbario, an assistant coach at Manual the past three seasons, has been named the Crimsons’ new head baseball coach.
Timbario replaces Josh Wolff, who took the Butler job after four seasons at Manual.
Timbario is a 2001 graduate of St. Xavier and a 2005 product of Campbellsville University. He also has served as an assistant coach at Holy Cross, Seneca and Hanover College.
* The Assumption volleyball team is No. 1 in the nation in the PrepVolleyball.com preseason Century Club rankings.
The Rockets lost just three seniors off last season’s team that won the school’s third straight state title and 17th in the past 21 years.
Three other schools from Kentucky appeared in the rankings — Mercy at No. 18, Notre Dame at No. 22 and Sacred Heart at No. 35.
* St. Xavier senior Will Roshkowski has committed to play lacrosse at Bellarmine University. He had 22 goals and 21 assists last season.
He also is a wide receiver for the St. X football team.