Even though school is out, White River athletic director Mark Brandmire still is a busy man these days.
The Hornets have several coaching vacancies open, and recently hired a White River high graduate to fill one of them this week.
Anjalina Peloli is the Hornets new volleyball coach. A White River graduate, Peloli worked as an assistant volleyball coach at Bonney Lake High and will continue teaching at the Sumner School District school.
Peloli played volleyball at Pacific Lutheran University. It’s her first coaching position.
Leaving White River is head football and wrestling coach Kevin McNulty, who took a teaching and head football coaching position at Ilwaco High in southwest Washington, where McNulty was a head coach for eight seasons.
McNulty finished with 28-14 mark in four seasons as White River’s head football coach, and won a Seamount League Pierce Division title in 2004. McNulty also served as the head coach of the White River wrestling program since 2000, leading the Hornets to three straight second-place trophies at Mat Classic from 2001 to 2003.
Brandmire said he wants to bring in new coaches who will continue White River’s winning football and wrestling traditions.
"We want somebody with a proven record," Brandmire said. "Were going to be looking for an experienced coach. Were fairly limited in what we can come up with in matching up a teaching position, but we would like to get somebody in as soon as possible."
Brandmire also is in the process of hiring a coach to replace former boys basketball coach Troy Tornow, along with a new girls soccer coach.
"We have some applications and we are still in that interviewing process," he said.