Silva the next Saint Louis hoops coach?

Allan Silva moving on from Farrington after two state titles. Cindy Ellen Russell / Star-Advertiser
Allan Silva moving on from Farrington after two state titles. Cindy Ellen Russell / Star-Advertiser

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.


  1. Smoking Duck May 14, 2015 2:53 am

    What happenned to Keith Spencer? Although not a St Louis grad, Silva is a Pordagee name so he will fit right in. Cal Lee isn;t a St Louis grad.

  2. Source May 14, 2015 9:23 am

    To me, regardless if it turns out to be accurate or not, anyone can claim “a source.” Why wouldn’t the paper just wait until it’s confirmed? What if this source is inaccurate? Kind of a horrible way for other applicants to find out they didn’t get a job if they see it on a newspaper blog instead of hearing it from the administrators at St. Louis first.

  3. PinkSushi May 14, 2015 2:55 pm

    Good that St Louis wants to excel in other sports besides football. They won the state baseball championship last year. They won Track and Field state championship a few years ago.

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