Sierra athletic director Andrew Lee announced the hiring of Eddie Morales as its new varsity boys basketball coach on Tuesday.
A 2008 graduate of Sierra and longtime assistant, Morales takes over for Scott Thomason as the program’s third head coach. Thomason resigned after leading the Timberwolves to 17 Sac-Joaquin Section playoff appearances, six Valley Oak League championships, one SJS title and a 357-177 record in 20 years.
“We’re thrilled with the selection of Coach Morales to lead our Boys Basketball program,” Lee said in a press release. “Over the last few years, Coach Morales has developed a reputation for helping students grow as young adults on and off the court. He sets the standard high, and he is going to thrive at the helm of the Boys Basketball program.”
Morales played three years as point guard for Thomason at the varsity level, earning an All-VOL Defensive Team selection and honorable mention. He was part of the 2007 outright league championship team.
Morales has been part of Thomason’s coaching staff since graduating high school and spent recent seasons as the junior varsity head coach.
“I am very excited to start,” Morales said in the release. “I am thankful for the opportunity and appreciate all the support I have received from staff, students, and parents.
“This is something that I have been working towards for years and now that it’s here I am going to make the most of it. Coach Thomason has established a winning tradition at Sierra and I want to continue that and build on it.”