High School Sports

Former assistant to lead Squalicum volleyball program

Joseph Amaral was named the volleyball head coach at Squalicum High School in an email from athletic director Patrick Brown on Tuesday, May 19.

Amaral served as a varsity assistant to outgoing coach Laurie Quigley, who has accepted the head coaching position at Spokane Central Valley. Amaral also has extensive club coaching experience, according to Brown’s email, including his work with the Skagit Island Volleyball Academy and as a past assistant at Bellingham High.

“We are pleased to welcome Coach Amaral to the Storm family,” Brown wrote in the email.

Amaral takes over a program that went 6-8 and advanced to the Class 2A Northwest District last season, one year after placing fifth in the program’s first trip to the 2A State Tournament.