This will be Coach Kegley’s 8th year as the Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach and Athletic Coordinator at Westlake High School.
In his seven seasons, Coach Kegley has compiled an overallrecord of 120-68 with a 16-13 overall record and 4-6 Marmonte League record last season. In the 2019-2020 season, he led the team to a 26-5 overall record, an undefeated 8-0 Marmonte League Championship, and the Division 2AA CIF Quarterfinal playoff game. It was the program’s fourth League Championship. The 26 wins were the second-most in the program’s history. It was the first time the Boys Basketball team went undefeated in league play and won the Marmonte League Championship outright. Coach Kegley was named the 2020 Marmonte League Coach of the Year. Coach Kegley spent four years as the JV Boys Head Coach at Thousand Oaks High School, where he was named the Ventura County Coach of the Yearin 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 a stop at Thousand Oaks High School as the Varsity Boys Assistant Coach in 2003-2004, winning the Marmonte League Championship. From 2004 to 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 to 2008. He then became an Assistant Coach at California Lutheran University from 2008 to 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 the 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. After receiving his Teaching Credential in Physical Education and a Master’s Degree in Education from California Lutheran University in 2010, he spent six years as a P.E. teacher and Intramural Sports Head Coach at Medea Creek Middle School in Oak Park. Coach Kegley loves spending time with his family, friends, dog, beautiful wife Kathryn, and sons, Kash (6) and Kutler (3), with whom he currently resides in Thousand Oaks.
VARSITY ASSISTANT COACH
This is Coach Garson’s ninth 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 4 in 2008. In 2011, Coach Garson earned Ventura County Frosh-Soph Coach of the Year.
Among the players whom Coach Garson has coached are Gilbert Arenas (U. of Arizona, NBA); Pac-12 players Parker Jackson- Cartwright (U. of Arizona), Robert Cartwright (Stanford), and Tyler Dorsey (Oregon-Atlanta Hawks); Miye Oni (Yale-Utah Jazz), Zaire Williams (Stanford-Memphis Grizzlies), as well as many other players who are currently playing or played varsity basketball in the greater Los Angeles/Ventura County area.
Additionally, Coach Garson has coached 13 teams in the Maccabi JCC Games, winning seven gold medals, three silver medals, and one bronze medal.
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, Coach Garson attended Southwestern School of Law, obtaining a Juris Doctor Degree.
Coach Garson’s son, Chad, played baseball at U. of Michigan and is now President of Chadpak Co., Inc., and Coach Garson’s son Scott was an Asst. Coach at Utah and UCLA, the Head Basketball Coach at College of Idaho and is now Assistant Coach at Santa Clara University.
Coach Garson owns two companies in the Los Angeles area, Chadpak Co., Inc., and Blisterpak, Inc., involved in the manufacture and sales of visual display packaging.
VARSITY ASSISTANT COACH
This is Coach Morgan's sixth year with Westlake Basketball.
Coach Morgan is in his 6th year of coaching at Westlake High School, which included one year as the Head Freshmen Coach and is now in his fifth year as the Assistant Varsity Coach and oversees player development. He played four years of varsity basketball at Coronado High School in Henderson, Nevada
Coach Morgan played basketball at UNLV for two years. He then played one year at Pierce College and finished his college playing career at Division II Cal State LA. After his senior year in college, he was invited to multiple different NBA champs. He decided to play professional basketball overseas in a few different countries. Coach Morgan also loves competing in the Drew League, playing with and against the top pro-am players in the world.
When Coach Morgan is not coaching, he enjoys time at home with his two daughters, Aubrey, and Zoey.
VARSITY ASSISTANT COACH
This is Coach Gillette's eigth year coaching at Westlake.
In his eighth year coaching at Westlake High School, Coach Gillette is entering his second year as Varsity assistant after three years each as F/S and JV assistant. Prior to coaching at Westlake, he coached CYBA as a senior in high school, and various sports for the youth sports program at the Simi Valley Family YMCA for six years.
Coach Gillette was a multi-sport athlete throughout high school and graduated from Westlake High School in 2008. Coach earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics in 2012 from CSU Channel Islands. He then went on to earn his Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mathematics in 2013 from CSUCI as well. In August 2022, Coach earned his Master of Mathematics from Central Methodist University.
Coach Gillette is in his third year teaching math at Westlake High School, after spending the first eight years teaching high school and middle school math at Century Academy.
Outside of teaching and coaching, Coach
Gillette has a huge love for all sports. He is a season ticket holder for the LA Rams and the LA Galaxy.
JV HEAD COACH
Coach Ryan is entering his eighth year with Westlake Basketball as the Head Junior Varsity Coach.
Coach Ryan has over 25 years of coaching experience, having started in his early twenties coaching his two younger brothers. After coaching boys and girls in grades 4 through 12 for the Newbury Park Basketball Association, Coach Ryan took a job at his alma mater, Newbury Park High School. While there, he had stops at all levels, starting with the Freshmen Team and working his way up to Varsity Assistant.
During his seven seasons at Westlake, Coach Ryan was named the 2017-18 Ventura County & Marmonte League F/S Coach of the Year and has been named the Marmonte League JV Coach of the Year three times in the last five years. He is excited about his eighth campaign coaching at Westlake as the team has a nice combination of size and depth.
In addition to coaching, Coach Ryan teaches U.S. History, Economics and U.S Government and advises both the Yearbook and Student Government classes at Century Academy, the CVUSD blended learning program. He is also a competitive axe thrower and is currently ranked in the top 10% in the world.
FROSH/SOPH HEAD COACH
Coach Hagen is entering his sixth season with the Westlake Warriors and fifth season as the Frosh/Soph Head Coach.
Coach Hagen achieved his first Marmonte League title as a head coach in the 2020-2021 Season. Coach Hagen started as the Freshmen Assistant Coach, helping lead the Warriors to a Marmonte League title at the freshmen level.
Prior to coaching at Westlake, Coach Hagen coached club and high school basketball in his hometown of San Diego. Coach Hagen has trained players from all levels, ranging from overseas professionals to youth players learning the basics.
As a player, Coach Hagen was a 3-year varsity player at San Dieguito Academy, where in his senior year they set a school record for most wins in a season. Coach Hagen went on to attend California Lutheran University, where he played for 2 years with their developmental program. Coach Hagen enjoys playing golf and basketball as well as watching sports in his spare time.