Coach Thorpe has been the Western Wayne Head Girls’ coach for the past 15 seasons and the Head Boys’ coach for 3 seasons. Previous to being named head boys coach he was an assistant for 5 seasons. Coach Thorpe has also been a coach at various levels for Northeast Alliance Volleyball for 11 seasons.
While coaching at Western Wayne, Coach Thorpe has taken his girls’ teams to the playoffs 11 of 15 seasons. He has taken the boys to the playoffs one of his three season as head coach. He has coached 2 All-State players and 2 Regional “Player of the Year” recipients. He has also coached many All-Region players, Lackawanna League MVP’s and numerous 1st Team Lackawanna League All-Stars. Coach Thorpe has also seen many of his players move on to the collegiate level.