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Detroit Catholic Central Announces ex-Novi Coach, Brandon Sinawi as New Head Basketball Coach (Story)
Novi, MI – May 29, 2018 – On Wednesday, May 30th, in the Robert Santello ’58 Gymnasium at Detroit Catholic Central, Coach Brandon Sinawi will be named the new head basketball coach of the Shamrocks in front of players, families, and friends. Sinawi will be only the 4th coach in the last 50 years to lead the basketball program in CC’s storied tradition.
Coach Sinawi has been the head coach at Novi High School since 2014, posting 4 winning seasons with an overall record of 68-32. He led the Wildcats to three consecutive MHSAA District Championships from 2016 to 2018, two Regional Finals, including their 1st title in school history in 2018, and an MHSAA Final 4 appearance in 2018. Coach Sinawi was recognized as the Detroit News and Free Press All-North Coach of the year in 2018 and was runner-up for the 2018 BCAM Coach of the Year Award.
"Being named the head basketball coach at Detroit Catholic Central, with all the history and tradition here, is a tremendous honor, “ said Coach Sinawi. “My family and I are extremely excited for the opportunities that lay ahead for us at CC and I can't wait to get to work with our team. We are going to do our absolute best to represent the CC family and make Shamrock Nation proud!"
Coach Sinawi is a teacher at Novi Middle School, and his wife Suzanne teaches for the Livonia Public Schools. They live with their twin boys, Jackson and Jude, in Livonia.
The Catholic Central hiring committee conducted an extensive interview process in their search for the new head coach, combing through more than 25 applications for the position and meeting with great mentors and basketball minds from around the state. One of the key factors they considered is the Basilian charism of Teach me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge. Coach Sinawi’s commitment to his family and faith, the young men he has coached, passion for the game of basketball, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and proven record of success led to the committee’s decision.