Biko Paris names boys basketball head coach at John Curtis

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Biko Paris

Courtesy: John Curtis Christian School

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina took a lot of things and people away and out of New Orleans. Biko Paris was one of them.

A student at John Curtis Christian School through the beginning of his junior year in the fall of 2005, the devastating hurricane ransacked his home and his family had to relocate to Houston, Texas, where he finished his high school career. Biko is now “back home” to finish what he started, albeit not in the role as a player, but as a coach.

The new head basketball coach of the John Curtis Christian School Patriots brings an illustrious high school and collegiate playing career back to River Ridge, as well as Division I coaching experience. After a brief professional career in Germany, Paris got into the coaching ranks quickly thereafter. He landed a job at UMass-Lowell, a Division II school in Massachusetts. UMass-Lowell then made the transition to Division I, as a member of the America East Conference. Coach Paris coached at that level for 10 seasons.

After two successful basketball seasons at John Curtis Christian, where he averaged 29 points per game and getting named to the All District and All Metro teams, he relocated to Cypress Community Christian School in Houston, Texas. There, he was named to the TAPPS 4A All State team and led his team to back to back state championships and a 74-9 overall record in his two seasons there. He would then sign a scholarship to play at Boston College.

His playing career at Boston College was filled with success, as well. Paris played in every game (129) as an Eagle on teams competing in the super competitive Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). He won the Frank Power Award which is given to an Eagle player “who exemplifies dedication, loyalty and spirit to the Boston College basketball program”. His teams went to the NCAA tournament and NIT tournament once, each, during his time there.

The John Curtis Christian School family would like to welcome Biko Paris back home. Paris replaces Coach Bill Lewit, who led the 2021-22 basketball team to the Division I state title game. Lewit, who was at JCCS for three seasons, replaced Coach Mike Krajcer.

Krajcer coached Biko Paris during his time at JCCS. Krajcer is still on the JCCS staff as a PE coach and high school facilities manager.

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