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TONY MARCOPULOS
Head Coach
(18th season)
(831) 479-6590
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When Tony Marcopulos became Cabrillo’s head coach on April 3, 2000, he envisioned a bright future for the Seahawk basketball program. His years of experience, first as a player and then as a NCAA Div. I assistant coach had prepared him for the task ahead: Taking over a program that had been losing for the last two decades and turning it into a winner.

Seventeen years later, the Cabrillo Basketball Program is thriving under Marcopulos’ direction. His teams are successful both on the court and in the classroom. Plus, many former Seahawks have continued their education and playing careers at 4-year schools.

Coach Marcopulos knows the important role community colleges play in the development of young student-athletes. He also knows very well what Div. I programs across the country are looking for in a student-athlete. His experience, knowledge, passion and work ethic have made him an excellent addition to the Cabrillo College Athletic Department and an invaluable asset to the men that he coaches.
Tony Marcopulos
Coaching History/Highlights
1987-88
James Logan HS
Head Coach(Frosh)
20-8
 
1988-89
University of the Pacific  
Assistant Coach
7-21
1989-90
University of the Pacific  
Assistant Coach
15-14
Pacific’s 1st winning season since ’85-86
1990-91
University of the Pacific  
Assistant Coach
14-15

Highest league finish since ’79-80 (3rd)

1991-92
University of the Pacific  
Assistant Coach
14-16
Big West Tournament Runner’s –Up
1992-93
University of the Pacific  
Assistant Coach
16-11
Bob Thomason BWC Coach of the Year
1993-94
University of the Pacific  
Assistant Coach
17-14
Back-to-back winning seasons
1994-95
University of the Pacific  
Assistant Coach
14-13
3rd straight upper division BWC finish
1995-96
University of the Pacific  
Assistant Coach
15-12
Highest BWC finish (2nd place) since 1979
1996-97
University of the Pacific  
Assistant Coach
24-6    

1st NCAA tournament appearance since 1979

1997-98
University of the Pacific  
Assistant Coach
23-10
1st NIT appearance/2nd straight BWC WD title
Michael Olowokandi 1st player selected in NBA Draft (LA Clippers)
1998-99
University of the Pacific  
Assistant Coach
14-13
Thomason becomes Pacific all-time wins leader
1999-00
University of Portland
Assistant Coach

12-14

Overall record as a collegiate assistant Coach: 176-145
2000-01
Cabrillo College
Head Coach
8-22
8 wins totaled more than the previous 3 yrs.
        combined. 1st playoff appearance in over a decade.
2001-02
Cabrillo College
Head Coach
9-23
Back-to-back play-off appearance in over 2 decades.
        Myree Bowden 1st Cabrillo player to be selected 1st
        Team All-Coast Conference in a decade. 1st player to
       

sign a Div. 1 scholarship (Pacific) in 30 years.

2002-03
Cabrillo College
Head Coach
15-18
Most wins in a decade. 1st time Cabrillo defeats San
Jose City in 30 years. First play-off win in school
history. 2nd round play-off win for 1st time in school
history. 1st time in history of Calif. Comm. College

state tournament a 28 seed advances to regional final.

       

Matt Towsley signs Div. 1 scholarship at Montana St.

2003-04
Cabrillo College
Head Coach
14-13 1st winning record at Cabrillo College in over 10 yrs.
2004-05
Cabrillo College
Head Coach
17-11

Most wins in 15 years, regional finalist. Finished year

        ranked 10 in NorCal and 20 in state 1st time in school
        history. Maurice Miller 1st  player in school history to
       

be named to 1st team All-State.

2005-06
Cabrillo College
Head Coach
14-14

3rd place finish in Coast Conference best in a decade.

2006-07
Cabrillo College
Head Coach
19-9

Co-Champions Coast Conference (9-3). 1st time in

        school history. Aaron Patterson conf. MVP, 1st player
       

from Cabrillo in school history. Patterson 1st team All-

        State. Marcopulos-Coast Conf. South Co- Coach of      
       

the Year.

2007-08
Cabrillo College
Head Coach
22-9 Conference Champions Coast Conference South
       

(11-1) 1st time in school history outright champions.

        4 players earn All-Conf. honors for 1st time in school
        history. Aaron Pearson 1st Team All-State. Marcopulos
        Coast Conference South Coach of the Year.
2008-09 Cabrillo College Head Coach 17-14

Tied for 2nd place in Coast Conference.

        3 players earn All-Conf. honors
2009-10 Cabrillo College Head Coach 14-12 Tied for 2nd place in Coast Conference.
       

Tony Gallo 1st Team All Coast Conference South,

Honorable Mention All-State

        Markus Duran 2nd Team All Coast Conference South.
2010-11 Cabrillo College Head Coach 20-8 Conference Champions Coast Conference South
       

(11-1) 2nd time in school history outright champions.

        4 players earn All-Conf. honors for 2nd time in school history.
       

Markus Duran All-Conf. MVP, Bert Hall All-Conf. 2nd team. Tyler Valasquez and Aaron Short Honorable Mention.

        Marcopulos Coast Conference South Coach of the Year.
2011-12 Cabrillo College Head Coach 24-4 Undefeated Coast Conference South Champions (12-0). First undefeated Championship in school history.
       

Tyler Velasquez MVP of Coast Conference South and 1st Team All-State. Aaron Short 1st Team All-Coast Conference South and 1st Team All-State. Frank Rogers 2nd Team All-Coast Conference South.

Thomas Pierce Honorable Mention All-Coast Conference South.

Marcopulos Coast Conference South Coach of the Year.

2012-13 Cabrillo College Head Coach 20-9 Coast Conference South Champions (10-2)
        Colin Gruber Conference MVP & 1st Team All-State selection. Dalton Noble 2nd Team All-Coast Conference South Division. CJ Grigg Honorable Mention All-Coast Conference South Division. Marcopulos Coast Conference South Coach of the Year.
2013-14 Cabrillo College Head Coach 20-9 Coast Conference South Co-Champions (10-2)
2014-15 Cabrillo College

Head Coach

15-12

Warren Jackson Conference MVP & 1st Team All-State selection.

Allen Wilcher 1st Team All-Coast Conference South. Latrell Wilson All-Coast Conference South 2nd Team. Marcopulos Coast Conference South Coach of the Year.

Coast Conference South 3rd place finish (9-3). Allen Wilcher Co-MVP of Conference, Latrell Wilson 1st Team All-Coast Conference South. Zavon Jackson 2nd Team All-Coast Conference South.

5th year in a row Cabrillo has had the MVP of the Coast Conference South.

 

 

 

2015-16
Cabrillo College
Head Coach
20-7

Coast Conference South Co-Champions (10-2) Brett Reed Conference MVP (first time a true Freshman has received this award in 20 years). Sixth year in a row Cabrillo has had the MVP of the Coast Conference South. Solomon Taylor 1st Team All-Coast Conference South. Shelton Black 2nd Team All-Coast Conference South. Blake Trent Honorable Mention Coast Conference South. Marcopulos Coast Conference South Coach of the Year.

2016-17
Cabrillo College
Head Coach
20-8

 

Coast Conference South Champions (11-1) Linton Acliese named Conference MVP (second time a true Freshman has received this award in 21 years. Acliese averaged 20 pts (2nd in Conf.) and 9 rbs per game. The last true freshman MVP was Brett Reed of Cabrillo in 2015-16). Seventh year in a row Cabrillo has had the MVP of the Coast Conference South and the eighth overall. Freshman Linton Acliese and Sophomore Brett Reed where named All-State First Team (2nd time two Seahawks named All-State First Team). Reed was one of the most decorated players in school history leading the state in double doubles and past two seasons and the leading rebounder in school history. Freshman Tynan Velasquez was named 2nd Team after averaging over 14 pts and 7 asts a game and he also led the conf. in FT% and was top three in steals. Sohpomore Amenofis Mitchell was named Honorable Mention after averaging 12 pts and 6 rbs a game while shooting over 35% from 3 and over 90% from the FT line.

Overall record as a Collegiate Head Coach: 288-202

1st six years at Cabrillo: 32-63, 4 State Tournament appearances, 2 Sweet Sixteen State Tournament appearences (03', 05')

Last eleven years at Cabrillo: 211-101 overall, 104-24 Coast Conference South, 8 Coast Conference South Championships ( 07', 08', 11', 12', 13', 14', 16', 17'), 2 Second place finishes, 13 State Tournament appearances (01', 02', 03', 05', 07', 08', 10', 11', 12', 13', 14, 16', 17'), 1 Elite Eight (12'), 4 Sweet Sixteen (03', 05', 13', 14'), 8 Coast Conference South Coach of the Year Awards (06', 07', 11', 12', 13', 14', 16', 17')

PLAYING CAREER
Marcopulos is a native of the Bay Area and attended Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton. As a point guard, he led the Dons to four league championships and a four-year record of 89-10. Upon graduating high school in 1982, Marcopulos went on to Columbia Junior College in Columbia, California (82-84) where he played for Bob Thomason and recorded seasons of 17-14 and 27-7. He then accepted a basketball scholarship to attend Carroll College in Helena, Montana (84-85) before following Coach Thomason to California State University, Stanislaus (Turlock, CA) (85-87) where he helped lead the team to a conference title and a Division III NCAA tournament berth in 1987.
EDUCATION
Marcopulos received his undergraduate degree in Physical Education from Stanislaus State University. He later earned a Masters of Arts degree in Teaching (Physical Education) and a secondary school teaching credential (Physical Education) from the University of the Pacific.

A member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, Tony lives in Watsonville and is married to Leslie James. Tony has two daughters Emma (11) and Sophia (9).
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