Varsity Head Coach
Coach Josh Budde is entering his first season as the Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach at Westlake High School. He is taking over a young program with great potential and looks to get the program on track and moving in the right direction this 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. Soon after, he co-founded the West Coast Renegades Club Basketball Program.
Coach Budde has served 23 years in the United States Navy (Active and Reserves). He recently earned in 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 1st year at Westlake High School as a Math 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.
Varsity Asst Coach
Coach Gideon Gamble is a professional basketball player and elite skills trainer entering his first-year coaching.
He currently trains at Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, where he helps develop talent from all over the world on a daily basis. This summer he coached West Coast Elite boys 14U and VC Elite girls Middle and High school summer teams.
Coach Gamble is a native of Atlanta, Ga, and a graduate of Westlake High School (08’). With notable alumni such as Cam Newton (07’), Adam ‘Pac Man’ Jones (02’), and
AJ Moye (00’), they taught these teams winning habits helping them achieve a record of 112-15 in Coach Gamble’s tenure. In his time as a student-athlete at Westlake (GA) he became an All-State and All-Region selection, and MVP of the GA All-Star Game.
Coach Gamble played summer basketball with the Atlanta Celtics, one of the most respected powerhouses in the nation. In 2007 his team won the Adidas Super 64 National Championship in Las Vegas. With much attention coming from that success, Coach Gamble received over 40 Division I scholarship offers.
Coach Gamble attended Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurship. He played 106 games for the Winthrop Eagles and in that time, he won a Big South Championship and went to the NCAA tournament in 2010.
Coach Gamble went on to play professionally in the NBA G-League and internationally for 7 years. He played for the Lakers, Sixers, and Pacers affiliate teams while in the G league. Internationally he has played in Mexico, Japan, Dominican Republic, China, Lebanon, and Canada.
Coach Gamble has spent many years devoted to learning the game and strives to help others learn as well. He has a passion for working with and mentoring young athletes. Coach Gamble is the uncle of Westlake Warrior London Gamble and he resides in Woodland Hills, CA.
JV Head Coach
Varsity & JV Asst Coach