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St. Mary’s to hire new boys’ coach

By Jared Green, Daily Planet Staff
Saturday June 29, 2002

Olivier moving on to Hercules High 


The St. Mary’s High administration will name a new boys’ head basketball coach on Monday, Athletic Director Jay Lawson confirmed Friday. 

Lawson declined to identify the new coach on Friday, as an official announcement won’t be released until after the weekend, but did say the hire is from outside the current staff and will also teach Spanish, the same position held by former coach Jose Caraballo. That eliminates former assistant coach Mark Olivier, who was one of the four finalists for the job. Olivier confirmed his plan to take over the head coaching job at Hercules High next season. 

Lawson also said Friday that the school’s staff had met with most of the returning players, and all affirmed their plan to stay at St. Mary’s.