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Our Wonderful Coaches!

Conor Boal – Co-Head Coach

head-shotYgnacio Wood what time is it??? That’s right everyone, the summer of 2017 is upon us! My name is Conor Boal and this will be my third year returning to the decks of Ygnacio as a coach. I have been part of this team since the age of six when I first swam a race as a mighty seahorse. I also continued competitively swimming throughout my years at Ygnacio Valley High School. I currently attend San Diego State University where I am studying Mechanical Engineering. I can’t wait to share my knowledge of this wonderful sport with you all and welcome you into the family of Ygnacio Wood! Goooooo Ygnacio!!!


Maggie Yamamoto – Co-Head Coach

Hey Seahorses! My name is Maggie Yamamoto and I am beyond excited to be joining Ygnacio Wood this summer! I grew up swimming for Valley Vista Swim Team for 13 years, Carondelet High School for one season, and I currently compete with the Walnut Creek Masters Swim Team. I was involved in the Cuda program and was a swimmer coach at Valley Vista Swim Team for a number of summers, I was an assistant coach at Valley Vista last summer, and I coached the YWST/VVST combined fall program. Swimming and coaching have been lifelong passions of mine. My philosophy focuses on proper stroke technique and racing hard while having lots of fun mixed in with everything. I am a graduate of Gonzaga University where I received a Bachelors of Science in Human Physiology and I will be attending University of Southern California in the fall where I will be pursuing a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. I am thrilled to be apart of such a magnetic team and I can’t wait for all the fun we will have together this summer!  


Maddie King – Assistant Coach

Hi seahorses!  My name is Maddie King and I go to school at the University of Nevada, Reno majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in human development and family studies.  I’m an assistant coach this year for my second home, Ygnacio Wood.  This will be my third year coaching but my 16th year being a part of this amazing team.  This team has been a huge part of my life ever since I was 3 years old and I hope to fuel the teams energy with my love for this team!  I hope I can give the lifelong memories that I’ve received to the children that I get to coach!  I’m counting down the days until I see all the smiling faces of our seahorses!!  Gooooooo Ygnacio!!


Alex Humann – Assistant Coach

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Hello! My name is Alex Humann and I am beyond excited to come back to the pool for my second year coaching. I became a seahorse when I was four years old and have been loving it ever since. I have continued competitively swimming at Santa Barbara City College where I have been voted team captain. I am eager to give back to the team that has fueled my love and enthusiasm for the sport. This team has been more of a family to me and I love having the opportunity to give back all that I’ve gotten over the years. I am looking forward to another great season! Go seahorses! 


Haley Darr – Swimmer Coach

Hello! My name is Haley Darr and I will be swimming as an 18 year old this year.  I joined Ygnacio when I was five years old and have been a seahorse ever since.  This team has always been a family to me and I am so happy to be a part of the coaching staff this season.  My favorite stroke is breaststroke and I have also been swimming and playing water polo for Clayton Valley and I will continue to do both throughout college.  I am beyond excited for this season! GOOOoooooooOOOOO Ygnacio!


 Katie O’Sullivan – Swimmer Coach

Hi everyone!  My name is Katie O’Sullivan and I am very excited to be a swimmer coach this season!  I have been swimming since I was six years old and have grown up competing for YWST, USA year round teams, and Carondelet High School.  I have also participated in the Junior Olympics. In addition, you might recognize me as a coach from the fall YWST/VVST clinic.  This fall, I will be attending the School of Nursing at University of Michigan.  I can’t wait to share all that Ygnacio has to offer with you this summer!