Darrell Hirashima 05/01/1952- 12/19/2008
Darrell Hirashima started coaching girls basketball in 1990. He was the JV coach at Miramonte High School from 1991-94, then took over as varsity head coach in 1997. In the ten seasons since Darrell started coaching varsity he led the team to seven straight DFAL League Titles between 2002 and 2008, four NCS Championships in 2002, 2005 and back to back in '07 and '08, and a Northern California CIF Championship in 2002. In 2002 Miramonte played for the state championship and Darrell was recognized as the Contra Costa Times Coach of the Year, an honor he received again just three seasons later in 2005 when the team was the Nor Cal Championship runner up. Darrell has been coaching AAU girl’s basketball since 1997. In the spring of 2000 Darrell founded the Orinda Magic Girls Basketball Club. He acted as Club President and head coach every year, as the club has grown from a single team to being nationally recognized as one of the top programs in Northern California.Coach Darrell passed away from a fatal heart attack Dec 19th, 2008, he can never be replaced, but we carry on in his name, continuing his dream of bringing the love of basketball to all young people with the desire to learn, play and compete!