Varsity Head Coach
Coach Josh Budde is entering his third 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 as 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 and is now joining forces with the 805 Raptors.
Coach Budde has served 25 years in the United States Navy (Active and Reserves). He recently earned his final promotion to the rank of E9 – Master Chief Petty Officer. He is currently stationed at 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 2nd 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, whom he resides with in Moorpark, CA.
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