State champion Menlo-Atherton football group hires manager Steve Papin

The tough partial is observant goodbye. But that’s a cost we compensate to contest during “big boy” football, Steve Papin said.

The 47-year-old conduct manager strictly left Independence-San Jose on Friday. On Monday, he supposed a same position during Menlo-Atherton, a fortifying CIF State Division 3-AA champion and personality of dual Northern California titles in 3 years.

Papin, a former actor and manager for a San Jose SaberCats locus joining team, rebuilt an Independence module over 5 seasons, starting during 1-7 and usually improving to 5-5, 6-4, 7-4 and 12-1.

“It’s a formidable partial of a job, observant goodbye,” Papin said. “You don’t wish to leave behind kids we helped lift on a football field. But a event forward was too good to pass up.”

He remarkable that a Bears’ 2019 report is “brutal,” though former M-A conduct manager Adhir Ravipati “definitely didn’t leave a sideboard bare. Bottom line, I’m usually in it to learn kids how to play football and manager them to be improved immature men.”

Replacing Ravipati won’t be easy. In 4 years, a Bears went 38-15 underneath his care and became a Northern California power. Papin pronounced he expected will move a integrate of assistants from Independence, and see if any of Ravipati’s staff members wants to continue to help.

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Ravipati, an off-campus coach, left to concentration on his family and full-time business.

“If it ain’t broke, don’t repair it,” Papin said. “I’m not going in there to reinvent a wheel.”

He’ll get a event to manager many tip players, including receiver Troy Franklin, ranked a No. 1 California partisan from a category of 2021, according to 247Sports.

“It’s not mostly we get a possibility to manager a once-in-a-generation talent like Troy,” Papin said. “That will unequivocally be sparkling for a coaching staff and I.”

Menlo-Atherton jaunty executive Paul Snow pronounced he hated to see Ravipati leave, though he is relieved to find a some-more than able replacement.

“Replacing a manager like Adhir is always tough to do,” Snow said. “He was extraordinary with a kids: intelligent, a good communicator, and a loyal purpose indication to a athletes and their parents.

“He helped renovate a good module into an glorious one. We are assured that manager Papin will continue a traditions and expectations he set, and a bequest will live on.”

Grand finale: Haley Jones finished her high propagandize girls basketball career in character Saturday, scoring a game-high 17 points and being named MVP of a Jordan Brand Classic in Las Vegas. Jones also had 8 rebounds, heading Team Black to an 87-82 feat over Team White. Jones, a 6-foot-1 comparison wing from Mitty headed to Stanford, was a two-time Metro Player of a Year and a 2018-19 Naismith National Player of a Year. Salesian-Richmond comparison Angel Jackson, a 6-5 post actor sealed to USC, combined 13 points for a winners.

Off a block: Amador Valley-Pleasanton competitor Chinyere Okoro continued her glorious comparison deteriorate by simply holding a 100- and 200-meter dashes Saturday during a Sacramento Meet of Champions. Okoro won a 100 by scarcely a half-second in a wind-aided 11.57 seconds over St. Mary’s-Berkeley comparison Sophia Alexander (11.94). Okoro won a 200 in a wind-legal time of 24.31, good forward of runner-up Ceonna Pipion (25.01) of Vista Del Lago-Folsom. … The usually other Metro Area lane particular personality was Oakland Tech’s Caroline Garrett, who took a 3,200 in 10 minutes, 42.25 seconds, over Amador Valley’s Hope Bergmark (10:50.15).

Spirit of Sport: Menlo-Atherton’s Lauren McDonnell is one of 6 scholar-athletes in a state to accept a CIF Spirit of Sport Award for displaying a “16 beliefs of posterior feat with honor.” McDonnell co-founded a girls wrestling group during M-A, is a member of a discuss team, is a proffer mentor and serves as section boss of a Buildon Global Literacy Development nonprofit.

“We are all so unapproachable of Lauren,” Snow said. “She is so deserving; such a good personality of a group that has achieved extraordinary feats in a comparatively brief camber of time. Going from not carrying a girls wrestling group 5 years ago to being a second-best group in a state with 3 uninterrupted CCS titles unequivocally speaks for itself. I’ll tell we this: Lauren’s charisma, leadership, and certain appetite has been a vital contributing cause in all of it.”

MaxPreps comparison author Mitch Stephens covers high propagandize sports for The San Francisco Chronicle.

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