Paraclete Boys Basketball
C I F SEMI-FINALS
1970, 1984, 1987, 1989, 1996, 1997, 2011
Boys Basketball Biographies
Paraclete High School Varsity Head Coach
TV COLOR COMMENTATING
Mater Dei High School
Azusa Pacific 2 Games
COLLEGE BASKETBALL COACH
CA Com. College Hall of Fame 2008
4 Years Division I Head Coach
Southeastern Louisiana Univ.
4 Years Division I Assistant
McNeese State University
17 Years Community College Head Coach
Antelope Valley College
6 Years High School Head Coach
COLLEGE BASKETBALL REFEREE
20 + Years Division 1 Referee
Big West – WAC –
Big West Tournament 6 Years
Big West Tournament Finals Twice
NIT Tournament Several Times
CBI Tournament Once
Coached NBA Players: Joe Dumars & Isiah Rider Both First Round Draft Picks
1 Year assistant to Coach Jerry Tarkanian at UNLV (1987-88)
College Coach of the Year for State of Louisiana 1984-85
California Community College State Coach of the Year 1996-97 and 2003-04
Won Conference Championships at every level coached: High School – Divison I & JC
Antelope Valley College : 1990-2006
Years – 17
Conference Titles – 10
Runner-up Finishes – 5
Final Four Appearances – 2
ANDY GAVEL – No one has been involved more in Paraclete Basketball history than Coach Gav. He has held a variety of positions over the 25 years he has been with the program. He served as the Head Varsity Coach for 16 years. In his two tours as the Head Coach (1982-1995 & 1998-2002), Gavel led the Spirits to 156 wins, 3 league championships, the 1989 CIF Semi-finals and 1999 Quarter-finals. After taking five years off for health reasons, Gavel has been on the Varsity staff since the 2007-2008 season. During that run, Paraclete has won two more league championships, made the 2nd round of the CIF State Play-offs, the 2010 CIF Semi-finals, and the 2015 Quarter-finals, as well as seven straight CIF play-off appearances.
Coach Gavel is currently a Varsity assistant and doubles as the Director of Basketball Operations, with responsibility for game management and scouting opponents. In addition, Coach Gavel has worked on the JV level at Paraclete as Head JV coach and as a JV assistant.
RON WHIPPLE – Coach Whipple came to Paraclete three years ago as the JV Head Coach and in the three year period has an overall record of 41-17 and developed five members of the 2015 CIF Quarter-finalist varsity team. In addition, Coach Whip has run the varsity travel program for New Era Basketball Academy since 2013, competing with teams in Northridge, Rancho Cucamonga, San Diego, Anaheim, and Las Vegas.
Prior to Paraclete, Coach Whipple coached Joe Walker Jr. High School 7th and 8th grade teams as well as coaching for five years for the Lancaster Parks and Recreation program, and three years for Palmdale Parks and Recreation program where his team won three consecutive league-wide Sportsmanship Awards.