Boys Basketball: Jevon Mamon new coach at Richards
By Michael O’Brien firstname.lastname@example.org May 22, 2014 5:38PM
Perspectives head coach Jevon Mamon, right, and Morgan Park's Nick Irvin embrace after the Mustangs defeated the Warriors 67-31 4Friday in the title game of the St. Laurence Sectional. | Mary Beth Nolan/For Sun-Times Media
Updated: June 24, 2014 8:05AM
One of the most sought-after coaching jobs in the Southland has been filled. On Monday, Richards hired 32-year-old Jevon Mamon.
Mamon informed his Perspectives-Calumet players Wednesday that he would be leaving for the Oak Lawn school.
“Leaving Perspectives is tough for me, this being my first head coaching job and having built up the program,” Mamon said. “It’s tough to step away from something you were building, but it makes it a little bit easier when you are going to a situation like Richards.”
Mamon will teach history at Richards.
“I’d like to continue they success they have had,” Mamon said. “The ultimate goal is always to win state, and they are the only team that has, other than Young and Simeon since 2006 (in Class 4A in 2008). There is a great administration at Richards and a lot of support to help that happen.”
Mamon was 43-39 in four years at Perspectives-Calumet, finishing 16-12 and 15-11 the past two seasons. He’s also a coach for the Meanstreets club basketball team, one of the most successful programs in the country.
“That was never really a part of the conversation (with Richards),” Mamon said. “Obviously, being a part of Meanstreets, that experience and being able to coach some of those guys, I think that may help. But it wasn’t really brought up or mentioned throughout the process.”
John Chappetto coached Richards the past 12 seasons, compiling a 219-114 record. He stepped down after the 2013-14 season.