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2020 Tryout Information

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Tryouts for Boys Basketball will be November 4-7 and the times will be as follows:

Varsity: 6-8 in the New Gym
JV: 6-8 in the New Gym for the first 2 days then the old gym for the last 2 days
Freshman: 6-8 in the Old Gym


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2019 - 2020 Game Schedules

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Click HERE to see the 2019 - 2020 Varsity, JV, and Frosh Boys Basketball Schedules

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Thornton, Eli Varsity Head Coach email symbol
Meacham, Ramon Assistant Varsity Coach
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Boyce, Alex
JV Head Coach
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 Vanover, Jacob  Freshman Head Coach   email symbol 
Eli Thornton (Boys Varsity Basketball Head Coach)

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Eli Thornton


Coach Eli Thornton earned his Bachelor of Science in Communication from Southern Oregon University followed by a Master of Arts in Educational Counseling from Azusa Pacific University. He has worked 9 years in Education, 4 years at San Joaquin Valley College and 5 years at the high school level. Coach Thornton’s entering his fourth year as a School Counselor, his second at Woodside High School.

Playing Career

Coach Thornton was a standout high school player at Victor Valley High School where he was a 3-year varsity starter, won 1st team all-area, and 2nd team all-CIF honors. He continued his basketball career at Victor Valley Community College for two seasons. His success earned him an athletic scholarship to Southern Oregon University where he played his final two seasons of his collegiate career.

Coaching Experience

Coach Thornton started his coaching career at the AAU level, coaching a travel team in Southern California. He later joined his alma mater, Victor Valley High School, as the freshmen basketball coach. After two seasons, he was hired as an assistant coach for the Victor Valley College Women’s Team. After one season at the Community College level, Coach Thornton returned to his alma mater for a second stint as the head JV coach and varsity assistant. Coach Thornton was later promoted to run the boys basketball program as the head varsity coach for 2 seasons. In addition to his coaching experience, he has also served as a skills trainer where he has trained youth in the community, several college athletes, and overseas professional players.

Ramon Meacham (Boys Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach)

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Ramon Meacham
Ramon has coached extensively since graduating from high school. He did Varsity Skill Development clinics for the AAU in the summer, coached the Los Altos 8th grade team, and then was the Team Manager and a walk on player at Santa Clara University where he graduated with a degree in Finance. Ramon assisted Varsity Basketball at Woodside twice for 2 years (during two separate coaching terms) and he is currently in his 2nd year as the JV Coach at WHS. Ramon says of his career as a player, “I went to East Side College Prep High School, where we won CCS and went to State in the semi-finals. After that, I went on to play at Santa Clara University for two years. I am glad for that foundation that has brought me to coaching at WHS today.” “I love coaching and seeing kids grow in confidence, watching them grow to a higher level. The best part about coaching is the mentoring, seeing kids become men and the life lessons that they learn as part of playing the sport.” Coach Meacham is committed to making the WHS Basketball program great. Although he spends a lot of time on the court, he does love to go fishing when he gets a chance.
Alex Boyce (Boys JV Head Basketball Coach)

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Alex Boyce
Alex attended and graduated from Canada College with a AA in Sociology. He then transferred to San Francisco State where he studied Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Education. He is currently in his third year as a Para Educator at Woodside Elementary School. He was the Head Varsity Basketball coach at East Palo Alto Academy from 2013-15, and coached on the AAU circuit for five years.
Jacob Vanover (Boys Freshman Head Basketball Coach)

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