Sean Tait is the new basketball coach at Father Judge.

The 32-year-old replaces Frank Cahill, who was fired in April.

A former Judge standout who graduated from the school in 1995, Tait is also a history teacher at his alma mater.

Last season, Tait was the interim coach at Archbishop Wood, which he led to a 16-7 record.

"To come back to Judge is something that I really wanted to do. . . . It's kind of surreal," Tait said, adding that when he graduated, one of his goals was to one day teach and coach at Judge.

Father Judge is getting someone regarded as one of the area's top young coaches. Before last season, he had served as Archbishop Wood's junior-varsity coach for two seasons.

Tait was an all-Catholic forward at Father Judge and was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 2001. He played college ball at Cabrini.

Following his playing career, Tait served as an assistant coach at Father Judge under Bill Fox. Tait joined Archbishop Wood's staff three seasons ago.

He takes over a team that was 7-15 last season and 52-48 in Cahill's four seasons. Cahill's teams were 0-3 in the Philadelphia Catholic League playoffs.

Contact staff writer Keith Pompey at 610-313-8029 or kpompey@phillynews.com.