Prep Athletic Director Todd Kurth announced today that Dennis Casados will take over as head coach for the boys basketball team, beginning with the 2011-2012 school year. He replaces Chris Chakeres, who led the program for eight years before resigning last spring.
Casados has a long history with high school basketball in Santa Fe. He started the basketball program at Capital High and later served as the School’s athletic director. He served in the same capacity at Santa Fe High, retiring in 1997. Most recently, Casados piloted Prep’s AAU team last summer and coached the Blue Griffins in summer camps this year.
Casados is a graduate of Santa Fe High, and is also the grandfather of Blue Griffin team member D.J. Casados.