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.