Tracy Trobiano

Coach Tracy Trobiano

Tracy Trobiano was the most successful coach in the history of Glen Rock
High School.

In 1991, at a time when few head coaches were women, Tracy was hired to
replace Hall of Fame inductee Ed Troy as Glen Rock High School’s Girls Varsity Soccer Coach.

In Tracy’s 20 years of coaching at Glen Rock, the girls soccer program had a
cumulative record of 360-49-16.

The teams that Tracy coached were league champions in 18 of those 20 years. They played for a Group, Sectional Championship in 13 of those 20 years, and they won that championship in 7 of those years. In 6 of those 7 years, they won a Group, North Jersey Championship and advanced to a Group, State Championship. Finally, in 3 of those 6 championship games, they were crowned State Co-Champions and in 2 of them they were crowned State Champions.

Tracy’s record of success began in her very first year when, despite only having three returning starters, she guided the team to the Group 1, Sectional Final where they unfortunately lost to the ultimate State Champion Morris Catholic. In 1995 through 1997, her teams were Group 2, State Co-Champions, Group 1, State Co-Champions and Group 2, State Co-Champions respectively; each of those teams was ranked by The Record as the #1 Groups 1 & 2 team in Bergen County. This three-year string was snapped in 1998 when their leading player was injured early in the Group 1, State Final and their opponents scored on a late minute direct kick.

However, in the following year, the Hall of Fame 1999 team handily won the Group 1, State Championship, winning the Sectional Final, the State Semifinal and the State Final by an aggregate 11-0 score. The 2000 team then won the school’s sixth consecutive Group, Sectional Championship but lost in the State Semifinals on a fluke goal. In 2001, that year’s team advanced to but were defeated in the Group, Sectional Final.

After that eleventh season coaching at Glen Rock High School, Tracy decided to take a break. She returned in 2006 and began a second stretch of nine years at Glen Rock. In each of 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, Glen Rock advanced to the Group 2, State Sectional finals, only to lose to the ultimate State Runner-up in 2008 and 2009 and the ultimate State Champion in 2010 and 2011. Then, in 2012, with a team led by 5 seniors
who had been starters since they were freshmen, the Rockers decisively won the Group 2, State Championship, winning both the North Championship and the State Final by 4-0 scores. They ended that season with a 21-1 record (with their only loss to
Group 3 State Champion Northern Highlands) and a 108-12 goal differential. After that season, Tracy coached at GRHS for two more years where the team advanced to the Group 2 Sectional quarterfinals before she retired in 2014.

During her years coaching at Glen Rock, Tracy was honored as All-League, All- Suburban and All-County Coach of the Year on multiple occasions. In 2014, she was inducted into the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Tracy was known for her development of her players. She purposely scheduled regular
season games against teams from larger schools and against teams from schools
in neighboring counties so as to maximize her players’ growth. She was also known for her support of her players’ future success. Her legacy at Glen Rock High School will live forever.

Tracy played soccer, basketball and baseball at Midland Park High School, and
earned various All-League, All-Suburban and All-County honors in all three
sports, topped by being named to the First Team, All-County in soccer during
her senior year. She continued her education and athletic career at Skidmore
College, where she again played all three sports and was named that school’s
Outstanding Female Athlete in her senior year. After graduating from Skidmore,
she coached at Immaculate Heart Academy for two years and then at Midland
Park for one year before taking the Head Coach position at Glen Rock High School.

“She was awesome and humble” (Leah Jerome)

Coach Tracy Trobiano

20 years of success

 360 wins — 49 losses — 16 ties
 League champions — 18 times
 North 1 Sectional Champions — 7 times
 North Jersey Champions — 6 times
 State Group Champions — 5 times