Seekonk High School Announces Caitlin Pereira as New Girls Varsity Basketball and Volleyball Coach
Seekonk — Superintendent Rebecca Kidwell and Principal William Whalen are pleased to announce that Seekonk High School Physical Education teacher Caitlin Pereira has been selected as the new girls varsity basketball and volleyball coach.
Pereira accepted her new role as the girls varsity basketball coach on Friday, Sept. 22. She also accepted the role of girls varsity volleyball coach this past May.
Coach Pereira, a 2006 Seekonk High School graduate and long-time Seekonk resident, has spent the past 14 years teaching physical education and 13 years coaching junior varsity volleyball in the district. She previously coached the Seekonk High School girls junior varsity basketball team in 2010.
Prior to being appointed as the varsity basketball coach, Pereira was heavily involved in the Seekonk basketball community. She met her now-husband through the Seekonk High School basketball program when they played alongside each other in high school. In high school, her husband, Andrew, scored 1,000 points throughout his basketball career.
Their love for basketball has stayed with them even after high school with Caitlin Pereira serving as a coach for the recreational basketball team in town and working the scoreboard for basketball games for the past 10 years. She has also served as a Seekonk Youth Basketball Board member since 2021 where she runs and oversees the development of its K-1 basketball program.
Outside of basketball and volleyball, Pereira has also coached youth and high school softball.
She received a bachelor's degree from Springfield College and a master's degree from Western Kentucky University. While at Springfield College, Pereira played on the basketball, softball and volleyball teams.
"Caitlin has a deep connection to the Seekonk High School community and our different athletic programs having both coached and played within them," Principal Whalen said. "She has shown a tremendous level of commitment to supporting and growing our teams, and I look forward to watching her serve as the varsity coach for both the girls varsity basketball and volleyball teams this year. I wish her and her teams a successful season!"
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