• JOSH BUDDE

    Varsity Head Coach

    jbudde@conejousd.org

     

    Coach Josh Budde is entering his 4th 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! During 21-22 Season, the Warriors were placed in CIFSS Div 1 and lost in the 2nd Round of Playoffs.

     

    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 entering his 2nd year with the 805 Raptors.

     

    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 4th 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.

  • KEVIN KENNEY

    Director of Player Development

    Coach Kevin Kenney has been teaching basketball in Southern California for over 25 years.

     

    Beginning in 1998, he coached both boys basketball and track and field 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 girls long jump and the boys 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 Kevin started the Valley Thunder Basketball program. It began as a single fourth-grade team in the San Fernando Valley, then went on to work 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 trained many of Ventura County’s best basketball players over the last fifteen years. Valley Thunder graduated its final team in 2019, and players now train under the Basketball IQ system (www.mybasketballiq.com).

     

    Coach Kevin joined his colleague and friend Josh Budde on the WHS GBB staff in 2021. In 2022 he led the JV team to an undefeated Marmonte League championship and was named Ventura County coach of the year in that division.

     

    Coach Kevin lives in Thousand Oaks with his wife Stephanie and his daughter Jocelyn.

     

    MARREON STOKES

    JV HEAD COACH

    Coach Marreon Stokes is entering his first year of coaching with Westlake High School and is experiencing his 5th year as a JV Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach. Coach Stokes has joined our program after successfully assisting El Camino Real Girls Basketball Program win the 2021-2022 CIF Division I La City Championship Title. 

     

    During his 4 year tenure at El Camino Real, Coach Stokes has made strides to the program by developing players mentally and physically while inspiring competitive attitudes on and off the court. His coaching efforts helped earn the La City 2021-22 CIF Division 1 Title, and West Valley League Champion Title during the 2020-2021 season.  In addition, Coach Stokes spent 4 months in Hangzhou China as an English Teacher and Basketball Coach in 2017, coaching kids from 6th to 12th grade on prolific habits that would advance their game for competitive play. 

     

    Coach Stokes is a college graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, with a major focus in Urban Studies. Marreon currently spear heads the marketing department of a digital ad agency in Calabasas and manages a private practice in real estate marketing. Marreon enjoy’s spending time with his family, traveling the world multiple times a year and creating digital art.