Trinity Catholic filled its boys basketball head coaching position.
Carlos Villalobos — who brings high school and college coaching expertise to the table — will lead the Celtics.
Villalobos, 41, was hired by Trinity athletic director Tommy Bond on May 23. Villalobos takes over for Matt Greathouse, who led the Celtics the last five seasons.
The University of Florida graduate from Fort Lauderdale spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach at Santa Fe College. Prior to that he spent a year as the head coach at Cornerstone Academy in Gainesville and another as a Santa Fe College assistant.
For nine years before that, Villalobos coached at P.K. Yonge. His last four seasons with the Blue Wave were as the head coach, including in 2008 when he led them to the state finals.
“With the administration and athletic program being one of the best around the last 10 or so years, it’s a great opportunity to come in and continue the tradition,” Villalobos said.
The Celtics have been participating in summer workouts, and so far Villalobos likes what he sees.
“We’ve got some size and some good guard play,” he said. They’re adjusting to my philosophy and expectations. They’re doing well.”
Trinity Catholic finished 8-17 last season but were a regional finalist in 2014-15.
Villalobos will not teach at TCHS. He is a pre-trial court officer in Alachua County.