This will be Coach Kegley’s fourth year as the Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach at Westlake High School.
In his first two seasons, he has compiled a record of 35-22 improving the team's win total each season. He led the 2017-2018 team to an 18-10 record despite a tough schedule with 19 of 28 games played against other playoff teams and finishing 3rd in the competitive Marmonte League. The Warriors swept rival Thousand Oaks winning both at home and on the road for the first time since the 2013-2014 season. The team made the CIF Division 2A playoffs losing on the road to Highland.
Previously, he coached four years as the JV Boys Head Coach at Thousand Oaks High School (TOHS) where he was named the Ventura County Coach of the Year in 2013 and 2014. He began his coaching career as the Frosh-Soph Head Coach at Oak Park High School in the summer of 2001. He then made stops at Thousand Oaks High School as the Varsity Boys Assistant Coach in 2003-2004, winning the Marmonte League Championship. From 2004-2008, he was the Frosh-Soph Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach at Westlake High School. He helped start and coached the AAU Kings Basketball Academy from 2006-2008. He then became an Assistant Coach at California Lutheran University from 2008-2011, as well as the Co-Director of their Lu Dog Basketball Camps. Coach Kegley graduated from TOHS in 2001 as a three-year Varsity Starter helping his team win the Marmonte League Championship and advancing to the CIF Div.1 Semi-Finals in 2001. He finished his high school playing career at TOHS as the all-time leader in career points, career 3-pointers made, 3-pointers made in a single season, and highest free throw percentage in a season. In addition, he accomplished First Team Marmonte League in 2000 and 2001, First Team Ventura County in 2000 and 2001, and First Team CIF in 2001.
Coach Kegley graduated from California Lutheran University in 2007 with a degree in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine. He received his Teaching Credential in Physical Education and a Master’s Degree in Education from California Lutheran University in 2010. He is currently the Athletic Coordinator at Westlake High School. Previously, he was a P.E. teacher and Intramural Sports Head Coach at Medea Creek Middle School in Oak Park for six years. Sports are his passion, basketball is his obsession, and coaching is his addiction. Coach loves spending time with his family, friends, and beautiful wife and son, Kathryn and Kash, whom he currently resides with in Thousand Oaks.
VARSITY ASSISTANT COACH
Coach Kneller is entering his fourth season as Varsity Assistant Coach for Westlake High School.
Coach Kneller was previously an Assistant Coach for the Thousand Oaks High School JV Team under Coach Kegley for four seasons. He graduated from San Diego State University where he served as the Head Manager for the Men’s Basketball Team. During his senior year, he was added to the roster as a walk-on and was a member of the team that won the Mountain West Conference Championship and made the NCAA Tournament.
Coach Kneller graduated from Westlake High School and was the captain of the Varsity Boys Basketball Team. While he was in college, he returned home each summer to coach at WHS. He has also conducted individual workouts for all levels of players from youth to professional.
Coach Kneller works for AT&T as a Director of Marketing. His wife, Emily, is an elementary school teacher in Thousand Oaks. They reside in Oak Park with their daughter, Lily.
VARSITY ASSISTANT COACH
This is Coach Garson's sixth year as an Assistant Coach at Westlake High School.
Coach Garson has coached club basketball for over 30 years, coaching teams in the Valley Conference, American Roundball (ARC) and Basketball Training Institute (BTI). He has coached three teams that qualified for AAU Nationals, making the Final Four in 2008. Additionally, he has coached 13 teams in the Maccabi JCC Games, winning seven gold medals, three silver medals and one bronze Medal. In 2011, he was named Ventura County Frosh-Soph Coach of the Year.
Among the players that Coach Garson has coached are Gilbert Arenas (U. of Arizona, NBA) and former Pac-12 players Parker Jackson-Cartwright (U. of Arizona), Robert Cartwright (Stanford U.), and Tyler Dorsey (U. of Oregon-Atlanta Hawks), as well as many other players who are currently playing varsity basketball in the greater Los Angeles/Ventura County area.
Coach Garson grew up in the San Fernando Valley, graduating from Birmingham High School in Van Nuys. He attended UC Berkeley where he played freshman basketball before transferring to UCLA. After graduating from UCLA, he attended Southwestern School of Law, where he obtained a Juris Doctor degree.
Coach Garson owns two companies in the Los Angeles area involved in the manufacture and sales of visual display packaging.
VARSITY ASSISTANT COACH
Coach Hall is entering his second year with the Westlake High School Basketball program. Last year he served as S/F Head Coach.
Prior to this year, Coach Hall was a Varsity Assistant at Carpinteria High School during the 2013-14 season where he helped the team win its first league championship in 15 years. Over the years, Coach Hall has also returned to help coach the lower level teams at his alma mater, Oak Park, and was an assistant with the Frosh-Soph team last season.
In his time as a student-athlete at Oak Park, Coach Hall was a 3-year varsity player in basketball and baseball. During his senior basketball season, Coach Hall helped lead his team to its second CIF Finals appearance and first State Quarterfinals appearance in school history. Coach Hall achieved First Team All Tri-Valley League honors in 2011 and 2012, First Team All Ventura County honors in 2012, and First Team All CIF honors in 2012 for his accomplishments as a basketball player.
After high school, Coach Hall attended UCSB and graduated in 2016 with a degree in History of Public Policy. The following year he completed the Teacher Education Program at UCSB and earned his teaching credential, as well as a Master’s degree in Education. Coach Hall has spent the past two years teaching World History, US History, and Economics at Oak Park High School. Coach Hall is also a Varsity Assistant with the Oak Park baseball program. Outside of school and sports, Coach Hall enjoys spending his free time watching basketball, reading, and hanging out at the beach with his partner, Camille, and dog, Toco.
VARSITY ASSISTANT COACH
This is Coach Morgan's second year with Westlake Basketball. Last year he served as Freshman Head Coach.
Coach Morgan coached for AAU Team Hard Work Basketball this past summer. He played four years of varsity basketball at Coronado High School in Henderson, Nevada where he was a three-year starter, team captain for two out of the four years, and also held the school and league rebounding record.
Coach Morgan played Division I basketball at UNLV on a scholarship for two years. He then played one year at a Pierce College and then returned to Division I action the year after at UCLA. After his senior year he was invited to three different NBA camps; LA Lakers, LA Clippers, and the Detroit Pistons. He made a conscious decision of playing professional basketball overseas for two years in Turkey. Coach Morgan also loves competing in the Drew League playing with and against the top pro-am players in the world.
When Coach Morgan isn't coaching at WHS, he enjoys time at home with his two daughters, Aubrey and Zoey, and focusing on personal training and workouts.
JV HEAD COACH
Coach Ryan is entering his fourth year with Westlake Basketball as the Head Junior Varsity Coach.
Coach Ryan has over 20 years of coaching experience, including seven years at Newbury Park High School, his alma mater. While there, he had stops at all levels, starting with the Freshmen team and working his way up to Varsity Assistant. His previous coaching experience also includes Sequoia Middle School, the Baseline 2 Baseline Club Team and the Newbury Park Basketball Association, where Ryan got his start coaching boys and girls from 4th through 12th grades.
Coach Ryan was named the2017-18 Ventura County & Marmonte League F/S Coach of the Yearand is excitedabout his third campaign coaching at Westlake as he will be working with some of the same players from last year’s F/S squad that went 24-2.
This year’s JV group has a balanced squad with great chemistry, which are ingredients every coach dreams about having. While not coaching, Coach Ryan teaches middle and high school Social Science as well as advising both the Yearbook and Student Government classes at Century Academy, the CVUSD blended learning program.
JV ASSISTANT COACH
Coach Gillette is entering his fourth year coaching at Westlake High School as the Assistant for the JV Basketball Team.
Coach Gillette has coached CYBA and was a basketball, flag football, and soccer referee and coach for the Youth Sports program at the Simi Valley Family YMCA for six years. He played high school basketball at Moorpark High School before becoming a Warrior Alum graduating from Westlake High School in 2008. After attending Moorpark College, he graduated from California State University, Channel Islands with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics with an emphasis in Education in 2012. He then went on to receive his Secondary Teaching Credential for Mathematics in 2013 from CSUCI as well. He currently is in his sixth year teaching high school mathematics at Century Academy. Coach Gillette has a huge love for all sports. He’s a season ticket holder for the LA Clippers, the LA Rams, and the LA Galaxy.
S/F HEAD COACH
Coach Hagen is beginning his second season with Westlake Basketball. Last year he served as the Freshman Assistant Coach.
Originally from Encinitas, California in San Diego, Coach Hagen played three years of varsity basketball for San Dieguito Academy. He then went on to CLU and played two years with their developmental team.
Coach Hagen first started coaching youth basketball for the California Bearcats in San Diego. Besides coaching and developing youth players, he has also coached and developed professional players in Europe.
S/F ASSISTANT COACH
Coach Resnick is entering his second year of coaching at Westlake High School.
Most recently, Coach Resnick served as the Assistant Frosh-Soph Coach for Oak Park High School, his alma mater. Prior to this, he spent two years as an Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach at Needham High School in Boston, Massachusetts. While at Needham, Coach Resnick helped lead the Varsity team to a conference title and the team’s first D1 South Sectional championship. Before his experience on the East Coast, he served as an Assistant Coach for the Junior Varsity team at Oak Park High School, where he began coaching.
Coach Resnick graduated from the University of Kansas in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. While at KU, he worked for the University of Kansas Athletics Department on the Media-Relations Team. With his passion for sports, Coach Resnick went on to work events for Fox Sports and served as an intern for the Minnesota Vikings. He currently works for the Cheesecake Factory Corporate offices as a Purchasing Analyst.
Coach Resnick, in his free time, likes to root on his Kansas Jayhawks and Los Angeles Lakers.
FRESHMAN HEAD COACH
This is Coach Venenburg's second year with Westlake Basketball. Last year he served as JV Assistant Coach.
Coach Vanenburg graduated from Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento where he played three years of varsity basketball. Coach Vanenburg and his team made it to the semi-finals of the Nor Cal State Playoffs. He went on to play at San Jose City College for two years and continued on to Cal Lutheran for one year. He has coached AAU for the EBA Pharaohs during the off-season. Westlake High School will be Coach Vanenburg’s first official coaching stop at the high school level.
“I have an extreme passion for the game of basketball and I look forward to coaching the next generations of players. I am very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the WHS Boys Basketball Program in the 2018-19 season!”