Over the past couple of years, Sierra Lutheran High School has been building their athletic department by adding various programs. In the 2014-2015 school year, SLHS added football and baseball programs. This past school year, a girls golf program was started. With the completion of a brand new athletic field in 2015, the school is excited to be adding a girls soccer program in Fall 2016. “This is a program we have been wanting to start for a while,” Principal Juls Clausen explains, “and we have finally found the perfect coach to start it.” Timothy Plummer, a graduate of Douglas High School, will be the head coach and founder of the new program. “Tim’s extensive experience and strong coaching philosophy make him the ideal candidate to lay the foundation for our school’s program,” Clausen stated.
Plummer played four years at Douglas High, and was the League MVP his senior year as a center midfielder. He was also a team captain and earned the leadership award from his teammates. Plummer played on a state champion competitive club team, and competed in the Nevada Olympic Development Program (ODP) for three years. This will be his fourth season coaching high school soccer; he coached one season at Whittell, and two at Douglas. Additionally, Plummer has coached youth rec/competitive soccer for six years and is a licensed U.S. Soccer Coach.
Born and raised in the Carson Valley, Plummer is currently a full-time youth pastor at First Presbyterian Church, having obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from Colorado Christian University in Organizational Management and Christian Leadership. He and his wife of twelve years have four children.
Plummer explains that he is excited about the opportunity to start a new program for several reasons. “I enjoy the challenge of being a part of something new. Providing another quality soccer program will be good for the area because I believe there is a lot of soccer talent and potential here. I’m excited for the student athletes who get to help start the program and pave the way for those to come.” In regards to his coaching philosophy, Plummer keeps it simple: “We will focus on controlling possession and the flow of the game by using good footwork, ball control, smart play, and ultimately, teamwork.”
This summer, Plummer and the newly formed SLHS girls soccer team will host a soccer camp for boys and girls going into 4th-8th grades. All ability levels are welcome. Participants will gain skill in possession, attacking, and defending in short-sided scenarios. In addition, participants will have the ability to compete in a 3v3 tournament at the end of camp. The camp will run Tuesday-Friday, June 14th-17th, from 4:30-7:30pm on the new SLHS athletic field. The cost is $100 per athlete.