Stephen Lopinto

Stephen Lopinto

Shocking news on the St. Tammany Parish basketball scene Thursday afternoon as Stephen Lopinto informed his team today that he is no longer the basketball coach at Covington High School.

Lopinto, who was entering his third season at the helm of the CHS program, led the Lions to a 20-16 last season, falling to Lafayette in the first round of the state playoffs.

As of 5:20 p.m., there has been no comment from the St. Tammany Parish School System and calls to the Covington High administration were also referred to the school system.

An interim coach has yet to be named at this point.

Stay tuned for more details.

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