Heather Moody, who has won four Olympic water polo medals as a player and coach, has been named coach at St. Francis High School.
"We are excited to have Heather join our coaching staff and look forward to the impact she will have on the girls in our program," St. Francis athletic director Mark McGreevy said in a news release.
Moody brings an international résumé to the Troubadours' program.
As a player, she is a two-time Olympic medalist, winning a silver medal in 2000 and a bronze medal in 2004, when she captained the U.S. team.
Moody served as a U.S. assistant coach in 2008, when the Americans won the silver medal. She also was on the U.S. staff in 2012, when the Americans won the gold medal.
"The position at St. Francis High School is very exciting for me," said Moody, who replaces Chris Borasi. "I hope to build on the success of the program and add a twist based on my own experiences."
St. Francis has won three Sac-Joaquin Section Division I titles, in 2005, 2006 and 2008, and it was runner-up to Davis the last four years.
Moody, who played at San Diego State, will make her St. Francis coaching debut Sept. 13 at Mountain View.
Chastain to speak tonight
at youth awards banquet
World Cup soccer champion and Olympic gold medalist Brandi Chastain is the keynote speaker tonight for the Positive Coaching Alliance-Sacramento Youth Sports Awards Banquet at Sleep Train Arena, starting at 6:30 p.m.
PCA offers workshops for student-athletes, coaches, parents and school and league leaders with a theme of "Better Athlete, Better People."
For information, visit www.pca-sacramento.org.