Heather offers over 30 years of playing and coaching experience. She played Volleyball and Basketball at Palos Verdes High School under Coach Wendell Yoshida (Peninsula High School Athletic Director) and went on to play basketball at the University of Virginia (1993) with her twin sister Heidi, and renowned players like Dawn Staley (2018 NCAA Champion Coach at University South Carolina and US Olympic Team Coach 2021), and Tammi Reiss (Syracuse Assistant Coach). Together, they won three Atlantic Coast Conference Championships and went to three Final Fours in four years. Heather played on the US Women's National Team (1993) with Dawn, and other elite players like Lisa Leslie (USC), Jennifer Azzi (Stanford), and Teresa Weatherspoon (Georgia). After college, she played overseas on the top teams in France, Spain, Hungary, Australia, and Honduras, before joining the Sacramento Monarchs in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). Disney made an original movie about Heather and Heidi called Double Teamed based on their life story.
More recently, she has directed and coached basketball camps, club teams, and recreation leagues in San Pedro and Palos Verdes.
Heather received her college degree in Spanish Language and Linguistics from the University of Virginia, and her Masters in Education from Cal State Dominguez Hills. She coaches girls volleyball and basketball while teaching Spanish and PE at Christ Lutheran School in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.
She has been married for 23 years to Darren Quella, and they have three wonderful, tall boys: Joshua, Matthew and Gregory.
Caleb is a second year student at Cal Poly SLO. After grade school at CLS, he played 4 years of basketball at Peninsula High where he earned First Team All Bay League and Area Selection teams 2 years in a row. He 'intensely' loves Laker basketball, and longs to share his passion for the game with up and coming youth.
Eliana Hall is in her fourth year at Peninsula High School in Palos Verdes. She earned First Team All Bay League Selection, and Co-Most Outstanding Player in the Bay League. She is excited to share her skills and love of basketball with kids at the IHA camp. Welcome Eli!
May 2020 University of Virginia Interview with UVA Sports David Koehn
November 25, 2020 Faith and Basketball