• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports Editor

Sara Thornton named WCHS girls' soccer coach

WCHS PRINCIPAL ROB AKERS introduced new girls’ soccer coach Sara Thornton at a players meeting on Monday, March 26 in the WCHS library. Thornton , a 2001 WCHS grad, named Megan Poage as her assistant coach. Thornton is a teacher at Simmons elementary school. (Photo by Bill Caine)

Woodford County High School announced the hiring of its new girls' soccer coach on Monday, March 26. 2001. WCHS graduate Sara Thornton will take the reigns for the Lady Jackets next season. Thornton played four years at Transylvania University.

“We are very proud to announce that we have brought one of our Yellow Jacket alum's back to coach her alma mater,” said WCHS Principal Rob Akers as he introduced Thornton “She graduated from here in 2001 and she knows what it means to wear the black and gold. We are very excited about where the program will be heading. She is a teacher at Simmons Elementary School so she is already part of our district and has cemented herself within the community.”

“My soccer friends and memories that I made here at Woodford County are some of the best of my life and I cannot wait to give back to the program that help shape who I am today,” said Thornton. “My heart is very full right now. I am in this long term and I plan to make this fun while working hard. I'm honestly honored to be in this position. I know I have big shoes to fill. Brad (Turpin) is a terrific coach and I know what he means to this program.”

Megan Poage was named assistant coach by Thornton. Poage most recently was coaching at Scott County High School. She played high school soccer at Tates Creek and on the collegiate level at University of Southern Indiana.

“I have known Megan since she was a young lady and I knew that she would be a great addition to this team so we are blessed to have her as part of the staff,” said Thornton.

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