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 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 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.


    Director of Player Development

    Coach Kevin Kenney joins the Westlake High School Girls Basketball staff with over 20 years of coaching experience in Southern California, and he is excited to be working with Head Coach Josh Budde again.


    Beginning in 1998, he coached both track and field and boys basketball at Notre Dame HS in Sherman Oaks. In basketball he helped guide teams to Mission League titles on multiple levels and advanced to the CIF Semi-finals twice, making the state tournament in 2001. As a track and field coach, his athletes won multiple Mission League titles, a CIF SS title, and set school records in the girl's long jump and the boy's triple jump.


    In 2004 he was hired as Varsity boys basketball head coach at Malibu High School, where he led them to the playoffs for only the second time in school history. He spent two years as JV boys basketball coach at Agoura HS (2006-08) and most recently assisted on the Moorpark HS girls basketball staff (2018-20)


    In 1999, Coach Kenney started the Valley Thunder Basketball program. It began as a single fourth-grade team in the San Fernando Valley but has since worked with over 1,000 players ranging from 1st grade up to the NBA through teams, camps, clinics, and personal training. The club moved its operations to the Conejo Valley in 2007 and has trained many of Westlake High School’s basketball players over the last decade.


    Coach Kenney lives in Thousand Oaks with his wife Stephanie, a teacher at St. Mel School in Woodland Hills, and his daughter Jocelyn, a second-grader.


    Varsity Assistant Coach

    Coach Mia Moore played 4 years of varsity basketball. She graduated from Agoura High School in 2016, where she won the Marmonte League and finished CIFSS Runner Up. She then went on to play collegiate basketball at Moorpark College for 3 years, taking a red shirt year due to a change in her major. At her time at Moorpark, she beat cross county rivals Ventura College for the first time in 25 years, won a league title for the first time in 26 years, and competed in the California State tournament.


    Mia coached club basketball for 3 years prior to the pandemic. She has always had aspirations to be a high level coach, and plans to be a program director one day.


    Mia’s focus is developing trusting relationships with her players, and reminding them of their potential and capabilities. She teaches players how to be good teammates and remain coachable.


    Mia’s favorite part of coaching, is seeing her players grow and develop and move on to higher levels of play and be successful.



    Varsity Assistant Coach

    Coach Jayleen Donnelly finished her second season on staff at Westlake High School, third season coaching high school girl’s basketball.


    Coach Donnelly is from Duarte, CA. She graduated from Rio Hondo Prep (’11) in Arcadia, CA where she played volleyball, basketball, and softball. She enjoyed being a multi-sport student athlete and volunteered to help coach younger girls. She played on JV her freshman year and was brought up for playoffs, then the next three years on Varsity. In 2011, she was part of the CIF-SS Div. 6AA Finalist team.


    Coach Donnelly previously coached at Monrovia High (JV Head Coach) and at Kare Youth League (Arcadia, CA), which is; a year-round youth program teaching fundamentals of volleyball, basketball, softball, and soccer.


    Coach Donnelly received a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from California State University of Los Angeles. She previously spent time in London serving others and used sports and dance to bring people together before coaching at Westlake High. Coach Donnelly enjoys spending time and swing dancing with her husband, Damon. She currently resides in Westlake Village, CA.


    JV Head Coach/Varsity Assistant Coach

    Coach Bartholomew has been involved in youth sports since 2003, with over 10 years at the high school level and 9 years at the youth sports level; he also served 6 years on the board of directors for local youth sports organizations.

    He currently is a teacher at Thousand Oaks High School. He taught at Santa Paula High School where he taught mathematics, engineering and was the boys' frosh/soph head basketball coach for three years. In his last year, the F/S team went 10-0 in the league with an overall record of 17-4.

    His previous experience also includes coaching girls basketball at Oak Park, Thousand Oaks, and La Reina high schools. Coach Bartholomew is part of the positive coaching alliance and takes pride in building up his players while teaching the fundamentals of basketball and teamwork. As the JV coach at Oak Park, he took a winless team from the previous season to a second-place league finish.


    JV Assistant Coach

    Coach Brad Katz has been coaching for almost 30 years but this is his first year as an assistant at Westlake. Over the years he has coached at Reseda High School, Canoga Park and Poly High School. After Poly Coach Katz coached for 3 years at Pierce College and Valley College.


    Coach Katz earned his bachelor’s in history from CSUN in 1999 and his teaching credential from National University in 2001.

    Coach Katz has two kids in middle school and has been married for 17 years.


    During any free time Coach Katz enjoys hanging out with his kids and wife Kathy and spending as much time with them as possible.