Cheryl Sorenson
Cheryl Sorenson
Title: Assistant Coach
Cheryl Sorenson joins the Trojan staff as an assistant coach for the 2019-2020 season after having spent the past five seasons as the head coach at the University of Portland.  Sorenson took over the program after legendary coach Jim Sollers reitred after 28 years at the helm for the Pilots.  She is was just the fifth head coach in program history, after being on staff as an assistant from 2011-2014.
 
Prior to the University of Portland, Cheryl served as an assistant coach at Eastern Washington University, but Sorenson has NWAC ties.  She as the head coach at Bellevue College from 2004-2007 where she won two North Region Titles with the Bulldogs, and advanced to the championship game in 2007 before falling to Lane CC.
 
Sorenson graduated from the University of Washington in 2003 with degrees in both communications and psychology. She was a wing for the Huskies and she was a team captain during her junior and senior campaigns. Sorenson helped lead UW to two NCAA Tournaments, including the 2001 Regional Final, and a pair of WNIT berths. She garnered Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention accolades during her final season at the school.
 
Sorenson earned multiple All-America honors at Clackamas High School, while landing on the all-state first team and all-state tournament team two years in a row. Sorenson finished her prep career with 1,968 career points and she led the state of Oregon (24.8 ppg) in scoring during her junior campaign.

"We are extremely fortunate to have Cheryl on staff this year," said athletic director Garet Studer.  "It is pretty rare to have someone of Cheryl's experience and caliber on your coaching staff, so I am very excited for our players and all that they will learn from her."