William Amaral returns for his first year as head coach after serving six years as an assistant
coach for the CCRI women’s volleyball team. Last year as an assistant he helped guide the Lady Knights to an impressive 22-7 record en route to winning the District L Championship in dramatic fashion over Harcum College. The Lady Knights returned to the NJCAA Division II National Championship for the first time since 2008. For their efforts both he and wife Samantha Amaral were named CCRI Coaches of the Year as they combined to help the team reach to their maximum potential. It was a true team effort as both coaches helped in different areas and that chemistry along with a very strong belief of their team buying into the ideas they were preaching made the championship goal a reality.
As a player, Amaral has over 25 years of competitive experience in both beach and indoor. He has also competed at USAV Nationals as an outside hitter five out of the past seven years. Coach Amaral is affiliated with many local regional and national volleyball associations and has coached many high school student-athletes and Junior College student-athletes who have gone on to compete at NCAA Division I, II and III schools.
Amaral is vice president, fitness coach and certified personal trainer/manager at Be Fit Performance Inc. He is a National Academy of Sports Medicine and International Sociology of Sport Association Certified Personal Trainer/Manager. He resides in Providence with his wife Samantha and their two dogs.
Patrick Chin joins the CCRI volleyball program for his first year as an assistant coach. Chin previously served as the assistant volleyball coach for the Cranston High School East Girls team that won the DII state Championship. Before coaching at East, he was the boys and girls assistant coach at Toll Gate High School from 2013-16. In addition to high school coaching Chin is a boys and girls a coach for the RI Blast Club Volleyball 16U and 18U teams. He has a wealth of experience as a player as well as a former member of the URI Club Volleyball team and is currently a member of the Boston Hurricane Athletic Club 9Man Volleyball Club. Chin resides in Warwick.