Farrington’s Steven Leopoldo will move over from coaching the varsity girls basketball team to become the head coach of the boys varsity, Governors athletic director Harold Tanaka said Wednesday.
Leopoldo coached the girls team at the varsity level for the last three seasons and won the OIA White title two years ago. He has been with the Governors for 15 years at various levels, including head and assistant coach of the boys and girls JV basketball teams.
“I always wanted to be the boys basketball head coach at my alma mater,” Leopoldo said Wednesday. “I want to bring back the run and gun that my coach, Harry Pacarro, used. Out motto was run and gun and have fun.”
Leopoldo was a member of the 1983 Farrington boys team that won the OIA championship under Pacarro.
Leopoldo is also the father of Farrington football and basketball star Bryce Tatupu-Leopoldo, who graduated this spring and will be going on a church mission.
Leopoldo takes over for Allan Silva, who guided the Farrington boys team for 11 seasons, winning two Division II state championships, one OIA D-II title and the last two OIA D-I championships. Silva was hired in May as the new coach at Saint Louis.
Tanaka said finalists for the girls head coaching job will be interviewed in the near future.