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April 22, 2021

Cabrillo College: Marcopulos steps down as men’s basketball coach

The Cabrillo College Athletics Department announced Thursday that longtime men’s basketball coach Tony Marcopulos will step down from his position.

Marcopulos spent 20 years at the helm, leading his teams to at least a share of the Coast Conference South championship 10 times and winning 59 percent of their games.

According to a press release, his overall record as the Seahawks’ head coach was 333-231. During his tenure, Marcopulos led his teams to more wins than any other coach in the program’s history. 

James Page has been selected as the next head coach. He spent the past eight seasons as an assistant coach under Marcopulos.

Last season, Page went 7-2 in his stint as an interim head coach including a win against state power City College of San Francisco, the 2018 state champ and runner-up last year.

In the last nine years, Marcopulos’ teams have won at least a share of seven conference titles while making three Sweet 16 appearances and an Elite Eight appearance–the only such appearance in program history–in the postseason. 

Marcopulos won the Coast Conference South Coach of the Year nine times since the 2006-07 season.

Marcopulos first came to Aptos in 2000. He was two years removed from working as an assistant at the University of the Pacific.

There he worked with Micheal Olowokandi, the first overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft.

Marcopulos, also known as “Coach T” by his players, has always had a knack for developing young stars.

Marcopulos coached 10 of the past 20 Most Valuable Players of the Coast Conference South, which is 10 more than the program had total prior to his arrival. He’s also led 56 players to earn all-conference honors. 

Marcopulos’ time as head coach is over but he will continue to teach in the Kinesiology Department at Cabrillo. 

Inside the Numbers:

Coast Conference South Championships (10): 06-07 (9-3), 07-08 (22-9), 10-11 (20-8), 11-12 (24-4), 12-13 (10-2), 13-14 (20-9), 15-16 (20-7), 16-17 (20-8), 17-18 (17-11), 19-20 (8-4)

Coast Conference South Coach of the Year: 06-07, 07-08, 10-11, 11-12, 12-13, 13-14, 15-16, 16-17, 17-18


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