Peggy Trimmer

A graduate of Walkersville High School and the University of Maryland, Peggy Trimmer was a Frederick County Public Schools physical education teacher for over 30 years. She began her coaching career in field hockey and basketball at WHS. Prior to Title IX, female championships were limited to a few sports at the county level. Trimmer coached her hockey teams to county titles in 1968, 1969, and 1970. In 1976, her team was the District Champion. Under her leadership in basketball, her teams were tops in the county, with a 40-game winning streak from1969 to 1973. Trimmer was an advocate for women’s sports and adamant that newspaper coverage should be equal for both male and female sports. Through her efforts, female sports became a vital part of the county’s sports coverage.