Healdsburg High School boy’s basketball coach Yasha Mokaram recently announced that he is stepping down after five seasons, citing family considerations for his decision.

Yasha Mokaram

Veteran HHS boys basketball coach Yasha Mokaram has stepped down after five seasons at the helm.

One of the most successful coaches in school history, Mokaram presided over a golden age of basketball in his five seasons at the helm.

Taking over before the 2017/19 campaign, he led the Greyhounds to an overall record of 102-28 and three straight league titles, making yearly trips to the North Coast Section playoffs. Along the way, the Hounds also captured several REIBT and league tournament championships.

“The highlights I have from my years coaching here all involve the players that made this program so special,” Mokaram reflected. “I’m proud that my players gave everything they had to this program. While a part of me is heart-broken, I’m also embracing being able to be there for my family. This was not the case over the past five years while I was coaching basketball at HHS.”

Leffew succeeds Mokaram

The Healdsburg High School Athletic Department didn’t have to look far to find Mokaram’s successor, officially naming former assistant basketball coach Kevin Leffew as the new head varsity coach.

“We are happy to have Kevin,” HHS Athletic Director Brian Osborn announced. “He brings continuity to the program, and his experience and knowledge of the game will help us maintain our success on the court.” 

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