Boca Raton’s state championship-winning girls volleyball team will have a new head coach this fall.
Longtime volleyball coach Brett Sikora will take over for previous coach Amanda Angermeier, the school announced Thursday.
Angermeier compiled a 205-53 record, two state titles and seven district championships in nine seasons with the Bobcats.
She is leaving to pursue other coaching and teaching opportunities.
“I would just like to thank Dr. (Geoff) McKee for giving me the opportunity to coach and teach at Boca High,” Angermeier said. “I wish Coach Sikora and the girls the best of luck this season.”
Sikora has spent the past two seasons as an assistant volleyball coach at Jupiter High School, and also coaches with the Tribe Volleyball Club.
He has both collegiate and club coaching experience, but Boca Raton will be his first head coaching job at the high school level.
“I just want to say thank you to Dr. King and Mr. Neinas for giving me the opportunity to take on such a great program,” Sikora said of the school’s principal and athletic director.
He inherits a talented Bobcats team that won the Class 9A state championship last season, and is set to play a challenging schedule in 2017.
Boca Raton opens the season at the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix, Ariz., and also will compete at the Venice and Swing for the Cure tournaments in addition to playing a challenging district schedule.
“He will be stepping into the hardest schedule Boca has ever seen,” Angermeier said.