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April 21, 2010 > Moreau Catholic hires new basketball coach

Moreau Catholic hires new basketball coach

Submitted By Kristin Delaney-Wiggins

Moreau Catholic High School is thrilled to announce the appointment of Frank Anderson Knight III to the position of varsity boys basketball coach and social studies teacher starting in August.

Knight will be joining Moreau Catholic after having served as varsity basketball coach, boys athletic director and social science chair for Fremont Federation of High Schools, as part of the Media Academy, in the Oakland Unified School District.

While teaching in the Media Academy, Knight taught world history, economics, leadership and AP government. After serving eight years at his alma mater, Knight is looking forward to moving closer to home and joining the Mariner community.

"We are thrilled about working with coach Knight," said Moreau Catholic Athletic Director Christine Krisman. "Mariner basketball has taken a great step forward with coach Knight stepping in as our leader, in addition to an already excellent group of coaches at Moreau."

To strengthen the relationship between athletes and coaches, Moreau has made a focused effort to recruit on-campus coaches.

"We have seen first-hand the impact a coach can have on a child when he or she is reinforcing the message for commitment, discipline and teamwork both on the court or field and in the classroom," said Krisman.

Last year, 70 percent of the Moreau's student body participated in one or more of 45 teams in 18 sport programs offered.

"Moreau remains committed to providing a well-equipped and well-staffed athletic program with a talented group of 71 coaches leading the way, said Principal Lauren Lek. "Proudly, 18 of our coaches are Moreau faculty; 17 are alumni of the school."

"This is a great opportunity to be able to coach basketball and teach at a school like Moreau Catholic," said Knight. "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."

After graduating from Fremont High School in 1995, Knight attended St. Mary's College of California where he was part of the 1997 WCC League Champions; 1st Round NCAA tournament; all-time free-throw percentage leader; and part of the 1997 team inducted in the SMC Sports Hall of Fame.

Following graduating from Saint Mary's in May, 1999, with his B.A. in Mass Communication, Knight pursued coaching at De La Salle High School, Diablo Valley College and served as the head coach of the Oakland Rebels Student Athlete Academy. Prior to his eight years at Fremont High School, Knight was also a social science teacher and athletic director at Saint Cyril-Louis Bertrand Academy in Oakland for two years. Knight also holds his single subject teaching credential from Holy Names University.

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