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High School: New captain to lead Pirates sports

Ashley Coelho takes the helm of SYHS athletics

August 20, 2019

By Brian Stanley / Contributing Writer for the Santa Ynez Valley Star

The Santa Ynez Pirates are entering a new year with a new captain at the helm of the athletic department. After rising through the coaching ranks at the high school, Ashley Coelho has been named the Pirates’ new athletic director.

“I was really excited. My brain was racing with ‘What’s the first thing I should do?’” Coelho said about her first reaction when she heard the news that she got the job.

Taking the reins from former athletic director Cris Avery, who accepted the Area Administrator position at Nipomo High School, Coelho feels well prepared with the guidance she has received from Avery.

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