Orange Panthers Coaching Staff

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Tim Williams has coached High School basketball for the past 15 years. He has coached at Katella High School, Esperanza High School and most recently at Northwood High School.

 

He's coached all levels of high school boy's basketball starting as a Freshman Assistant to his big brother when he was 20. Since then, he has never looked back, taking his own team at Esperanza for three years then on to Northwood where they used him in a variety of roles from Freshmen and JV head coach to Varsity Assistant.

Tim has been in the Orange County area most of his life, he went to high school at Katella High School and graduated from Asuza Pacific University with a degree in Liberal Arts.   

 

Tim has is married to Kristin Williams and has two very lovable dogs - Baloo and Max.

Head Basketball Coach

Tim Williams

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Matthew McConnell is entering his fourth year as the Orange Boys Basketball Assistant Coach.

 

Coach McConnell brings his extensive basketball experience playing at both the high school and collegiate level. A graduate of Servite High School in Anaheim, he was part of the varsity team that advanced to the CIF semi-finals and he started at center playing in one of the toughest leagues in southern California. Coach McConnell was then recruited to Chapman University’s basketball team and played for the accomplished Coach Mike Bokosky on teams that consistently won 20+ games each season.

 

The 30-year-old McConnell graduated from Chapman University with a business degree, and later earned his MBA from CSUF. Having lived in Orange County his entire life, he now resides in Anaheim with his wife of 2 years, Chelsey.

Varsity Assistant Coach 

Matt McConnell

 Oscar Herrera, aka Coach Hoovie, played alongside Coach Williams at Katella High School. After graduation from Katella, Coach Hoovie started coaching NJB where he took East Anaheim to State Semi-Finals. From there he went on to coach Orange Lutheran's JV Basketball Fall team for a season at the age of 19! After the fall season Coach, Hoovie was hired at Katella High School where he coached at all three levels. He had had success at all levels, including league championships.

 

Outside of basketball, Coach Hoovie is a Cal State Fullerton Graduate and received his Masters from the University of Phoenix. Coach is Married to his High School sweetheart Janna and has helped coach his daughter, Ruby and son, Andrew in basketball. They too are excited to be joining the Panther Family! 

Varsity Assistant Coach

Oscar Herrera

Information and Bio for Coach Nick is coming soon..

 

Varsity Assistant Coach

Nick Williams

Fernando Rivas is a young and upcoming coach! Fernando is joining the coaching staff at Orange from Northwood High School. He comes from a great program and now he is taking his love and knowledge for the game to Orange High School.

 

On the side, Coach Rivas is attending Santiago Canyon College and majoring in Computer Science. We are excited to watch Coach Rivas this year as the  Junior Varsity Coach!

Junior Varsity Head Coach

Fernando Rivas

Travis Tucker is a great new addition to the coaching staff here at Orange. Coach Tucker has extensive background in the game and teaching at the youth level. Travis has been a coach for the 6th graders at the Boys' and Girls' Club. Although this is his first time coaching at the high school level, Travis has trained high school players down in south county. 

Travis has been playing basketball his whole life playing in high school at Northwood High School where he graduated and various AAU teams throughout south county. We are very grateful to have such a young and bright coach joining our staff. 

Freshmen Head Coach

Travis Tucker

Coach Ian has an unbelievable coaching background and will be such an asset to the Orange Basketball Program. Ian, a long time coach of the game, is coming to us from Chapman University. 

Ian's days at Chapman go back to the early 1990s as an assistant for a Panthers team that faced Shaquille O'Neal as player for Louisiana State. He served on Coach Bokosky's staff for the 16 seasons and has seen the Panthers win 20 or more games in a season eight times. Prior to that, Ian was an assistant coach at Rialto High. 

Coach Ian is definitely going to bring college level experience to our young players and he will help Orange Basketball continue its growth. 

Program Development Coach

Jon Ian

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