Keira Perkins comes to Tucson High with coaching experience at Catalina Foothills, Flowing Wells and Mountain View, along with club experience with the Club Cactus organization. She will replace Amanda Larriva this fall with Larriva concentrating on boys volleyball in the spring.
“My experience as a coach is driven by my love for the game and helping the athletes who play,” Perkins said in a note to the Tucson High players.
The Badgers compete in the 6A Desert Southwest Region along with Rincon/University, Maricopa and three teams from the Yuma area. The season was to begin on Sept. 1 but COVID-19 concerns might push the season back.
Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019 and he is a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. Contact Andy Morales at firstname.lastname@example.org