Coach Josh Budde is entering his 5th season as the Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach at Westlake High School. The Warriors went 21-9 in his first year and lost in the CIFSS Div 4 Sweet 16. The Warriors finished the COVID season 21-3 and CIF State Div 2A Champions as the 8 Seed for first time in school history, made CIFSS Final Four for first time in school history, Marmonte League Champions for the First time since 2005(Named Marmonte League Coach of the Year & Ventura County Coach of the Year), and 2021 Acorn Team and Coach of the Year!
He has previously coached four years at Agoura High School as the Boys JV, SF, F Head Coach, and Varsity Assistant; 1 year at Simi Valley High School as the Boys JV Head Coach and Varsity Assistant; 1 year at Westlake High School as the Boys Freshman Head Coach; and most recently three years at Saint Bonaventure High School as the Boys Soph/Frosh Head Coach and Varsity Assistant where he came off of a Tri-Valley League Championship going 5-0. In 2017-2018, he was part of the CIFSS Div. 4AA Finalist team.
Coach Budde spent 12 years as the Associate Head Coach for Valley Thunder Club Basketball until March 2019, spent 2 years at TruHoops, 1 year at 805 Raptors and is in his 1st year at Sports Academy.
Coach Budde has served 26 years in the United States Navy (Active and Reserves). He retired on June 1, 2022 as a Master Chief Petty Officer from VR-55 at Point Mugu, CA. He has been on two Deployments on an Aircraft Carrier and one Mobilization that included a two-month deployment to the United Arab Emirates.
Coach Budde received a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from the University of Phoenix and holds a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University. He has also earned Teaching Credentials in Physical Education and Mathematics. He is entering his 5th year at Westlake High School as a Math Teacher and a PE Teacher at High School and has taught for three years at Saint Bonaventure High School. His son, Tre’Shon Wilson, is a Westlake High School Alumni, Class of 2011. Coach Budde enjoys spending time with his friends, family, and especially his wife, Yashica, with whom he resides in Camarillo, CA.
Westlake HS GBB would like to Welcome Coach Willie White as the next Varsity Asst Coach! Coach White had previous stops at Rio Mesa HS, Monrovia HS, Duarte HS, Pasadena HS, San Bernardino Valley College, East LA College, and Santa Monica College and AAU Basketball. Welcome Aboard Coach! As a former Division I college basketball player and seasoned coach, he guided both boys' and girls' teams in the Greater Los Angeles area for over 30 years. He's consistently developed NCAA Division I, II, III, & NAIA college athletes through targeted skill enhancement and rigorous training, working with renowned athletes like Lisa Leslie, Tina Thompson, Kim Parrot, and Dana Wilkerson. With a 13-year background as a police officer and a 30-year career in education, including special education and physical education, he excels at adapting to diverse learning styles and fostering inclusive environments that promote student growth, instilling confidence, discipline, and healthy habits for lifelong achievement.
Coach Baylea Altom is joining Westlake High School as the newest WBB JV Assistant Coach! Coach Altom was born and raised in Arkansas where she continued her education at Arkansas Tech University, obtaining a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and an Associate of Arts in Psychology. She played varsity basketball in high school, helping her team to win championships at the district and regional levels as well as qualifying for the state championship. She also spent three years coaching youth girl’s basketball. During her undergraduate education, she was captain of her intramural flag football team, and she still enjoys playing catch anytime she’s at the beach. When she isn’t working in the operating room, she is either reading or going to the gym! Her experience in the operating room as well as past coaching positions has provided strengths such as great communication, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and patience. Coach Altom is outgoing, friendly, and eager to teach as well as learn with her fellow coaches and the players.
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