Moreau hires Frank Knight as basketball coach

Frank Knight, who recently stepped down as the boys basketball coach at Fremont High, will take over the same position at Moreau Catholic, the school announced Friday.

Knight will be an on-campus coach and serve as a social studies teacher.

“We are thrilled about working with coach Knight,” Moreau Catholic athletic director Christine Krisman said in a release. “Mariner basketball has taken a great step forward with coach Knight stepping in as our leader.”

Knight spent eight years at his alma mater Fremont and the former Saint Mary’s College player is excited for the new challenge.

“This is a great opportunity to be able to coach basketball and teach at a school like Moreau Catholic,” Knight said. “When you add the academic dimension along with the beautiful facilities, and the opportunity to compete in the North Coast section, it’s as good as it gets.”

Knight will try to turn around a program that has won just 10 games the past two years and hasn’t had a winning season since at least the early part of the decade.

Moreau did have a string of four straight NCS Division IV playoff appearances from 2005-08 under then-coach Jeff Barnes, despite having losing records each of those seasons. The Mariners, who have been annually handicapped as a smaller school playing in a league (Hayward Area Athletic League) that primarily consists of Division I and II schools, won their playoff opener each of those years.

Moreau has since been bumped to Division III under new enrollment division guidelines.

Jimmy Durkin

Jimmy Durkin is a sports writer for the Bay Area News Group.

  • bhsfan

    good luck frank, cant wait to see ur program blossum

  • Peter Rabit

    Moreau got a great guy and a great coach. Good luck Coach Knight cant wait to see what you do with the Mariners!

  • Shaun McElrath


    You are an awesome friend and example of excellence. You are embarking on a number of changes taking you to heights unknown! I wish you much success at Moreau!

  • Spartan Fan

    Moreau got a great coach, and a geat guy. Players now have another Catholic school option in the Hayward and south bay area. Frank, I’m looking forward to see you build that program.

  • Reyland Suarez

    Spring tournament just started last May 8,2010 at Foothill in Walnut Creek and Coach Knight just ignited the Varsity team and won their first game,good job coach Knight and more power to you and your team.

  • Big B

    I was not there Reyland but I heard through the coaching grapevine that Moreau did win last weekend and that they looked alot better under coach Knight. I think that was expected, and when he starts to get players to go to Moreau look out.