Head Coach Sara Kipping
This season marks Sara Kipping’s 25 th 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 2 nd
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 have coached 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.