Head Coach Sara Kipping
This season marks Sara Kipping’s 24th year as the Skyhawk Women’s Tennis Coach. Kipping was inducted into the NJCAA Coaches Region IV Hall of Fame in 2013. She has coached the women’s tennis program to two National Junior College Association (NJCAA) Region IV titles.
Kipping, who received the Region IV Coach of The Year Award in 2002 and 2003, has coached teams that have qualified for the NJCAA National Tournament seven times. Her teams also boasted runner-up finishes in 2014, 1996, 1997 Region IV tournament, and third place finishes in 1994, 1995, 2004, and 2008. Her 2001 team was named NJCAA’s Spring Academic Team of The Year for its 3.20 GPA.
A Sauk graduate (Associates in Science/Education) and former tennis player, Kipping placed 2nd at Regionals and was a member of Sauk’s first National Qualifying team in 1983. She works for Dixon Public Schools as a Reading Paraprofessional. She resides in Dixon with her husband Bob. Kipping is proud to have had the opportunity to coach both of her children at Sauk and their spouses. Her son Matthew & Korissa Kipping, is a State Trooper and RN at CGH. Her daughter Katie& Dilan Dempsey also an RN at CGH all Sauk grads and reside in Dixon. She has one granddaughter Karley Kipping.