director - amanda sewell
Amanda has coached at the community college and high school levels. She played two years at Bellevue College, then coached for the next 2 seasons. She was fortunate enough to be able to return to her high school alma matter, Issaquah High School, coach the junior varsity team for 3 years and then stepped into the role as the program director and head coach. She has been in this position for the last 6 years.
She is excited to be returning to the ITVC family! Amanda looks forward to building on the solid foundation that Island Thunder has built. She would like to instill a culture that encourages student athletes to strive to be the best version of themselves. While everyone loves to win she believes that for an athlete to define success, it’s not by wins and losses, but by their personal and team growth on and off the court.
In addition to Amanda’s love for the sport, she believes that family comes first. When she isn’t coaching or playing herself, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Ryan, their boys, Kai and Wyatt, and German Shepherds, Kona and Ria. As a family they like to get outside and go on adventures. They currently reside in Enumclaw.