A new era has started in Northern California as a new page has turned at Cabrillo College. James Page is going into his second (1st on the sidelines) season as head man in charge of the Seahawk program after taking over for long time head coach Tony Marcopulos. The current head coach had been on the sidelines under Marcopulos for the past eight seasons before taking over in the spring of 2020 The Seahawks won 6 championships while Page was an assistant coach and the things he learned on the sidelines are being carried over to his program. “I learned so much from an organizational standpoint,” said Page when asked what were key things that he learned from the legendary coach. Page also listed developing relationships and spoke very highly of the former coach as the two still talk all the time.
Now as the head coach, there is a huge difference in that six inches to the next chair over. “You are a back up quarterback as an assistant,” said Page. The Seahawk program now starts and goes as far as the head coach takes them. “I have to set the tone everyday, and can’t have a bad day as I want to keep this thing rolling,” added the Seahawks head coach. Rolling is what the Seahawks have been doing in the Coast South Conference as championships are expected with the school located in Aptos, California. The culture will not be much different with the former UC Santa Cruz assistant in charge. “We believe in relationships and we want to get close to our players,” added Page. The grind is an everyday part of the success and it is part of getting better within the Seahawk program. As far as the new players that come into the program, Page mentioned they want high character players on and off the court. “We call them OKOG guys,” said Page as it stands for Our Kind of Guys.
The season is right around the corner and as far as expectations, there won’t be a lot that has changed. “We want to win conference, and give ourselves a chance to win in the post season,” said the head coach. The winning and tradition will help move guys on to the four year level. The head coach is all about guys getting better and moving guys on to the four year level. Time will tell but one thing is for certain the Cabrillo College program is in good hands and will be in the mix of things when the 2021-2022 season starts in a couple of months.