A source with close ties to Saint Louis said that Allan Silva will be the new varsity basketball coach there.
Last Friday, Saint Louis told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that no hire had been made yet. On Tuesday, word got out that Silva would be hired, though there has been no official confirmation by the school yet.
Silva told the Star-Advertiser on Tuesday that he had “put his hat in the ring”, but had not heard back from the school. Silva is currently the boys basketball coach at Farrington, which he has led back to prominence in recent years. The Governors reached the HHSAA state tournament final in 2014, as well as back-to-back OIA Division I championships. The Govs won won D-II state crowns in ’08 and ’11 under Silva, a former Kailua and Chaminade player.
The source said that it’s all but a done deal. Though Silva is not a Saint Louis graduate, he has family and close friends who are from there. He also seems to relish the possibility of a big, new challenge. The Crusaders have not won a state championship since 1986, when Kaipo Spencer was head coach.