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 Ventura County Warriors 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 Port Hueneme, 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 currently a Math Teacher at Saint Bonaventure High School and has taught there for three years. 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
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JV Head Coach
Coach Jerome Joves is entering his first season as the Head Junior Varsity Girls Basketball Coach at Westlake High School and Assistant Varsity Coach. He has previously coached the last four years at Moorpark High School as the Girls SF Head Coach, while also assisting on Varsity and Junior Varsity levels. In addition he has also assisted in the Conejo Quakes Tournaments and has been involved the youth club scene the past 5 years. He spent a year as an associate coach for the Valley Thunder Boys Basketball Club Team.
Coach Joves graduated from Thousand High School (Class of ‘06) and graduated from Cal State, Northridge (Class of ‘11) with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Cinema/Television. After graduating, he spent numerous years working in countless film and television productions working as a producer, assistant, and camera and lighting technician. Some of his credits include: “Dancing with the Stars” Season 23 (producer), “America’s Best Dance Crew” Season 8 (assistant), X-Factor (assistant), “Good Morning America” (B-roll producer), “Biggest Loser: Glory Days” (casting assistant). He is currently running his own Photography/Videography business in the area and occasionally will work video utility for UCLA Athletics.
Coach Jerome is always ready to get to work as he wants to build a strong foundation of skill and hard work ethic at the lower levels while practicing good sportsmanship and mental strength. “A great team is not measured by their memories but by their actions.”
Soph/Frosh Head Coach
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