MICHAEL STEWART - Head Coach
Mobile: (760) 694-2702
Office: (760) 245-4271, ext. 2584
I'm a graduate of Victor Valley High School and completed my education at the University of Phoenix where I received my Bachelor's Degree in Administration of Justice. I’m the Program Director for the Criminal Justice Program at San Joaquin Valley College. I have been fortunate enough to be associated with two exceptional coaches throughout my playing career. Coach Ollie Butler, who I played 3 years for and earned all-League and all-CIF honors, and Coach Bob Boyd, the legendary USC and Mississippi State coach, whom I played for at Riverside Community College earning player of the year honors. These two gentlemen are my mentors to whom I owe a great deal of my successes in life, along with my mother and father who supported me and guided me in the right direction. I continued my education and my basketball career at the University of Alaska. I had a brief opportunity in Portugal, Spain before sustaining my second major knee injury. I worked Law Enforcement as a Correctional/Tactical Support Officer for 10 years in the State of Arizona. I then pursued coaching at Silver Valley High School (Boys) in Yermo for 3 years with a record of 36-15. I was fortunate enough to have coached and mentored former New Jersey Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Milwaukee Bucks and Golden State Warriors superstar Richard Jefferson. I coached at Hesperia High School (Girls) for 3 years (33-16). I have continued to participate in basketball camps and attend various coaches' clinics. I currently live in Hesperia and I have been with my best friend and my soul mate for the past 13 years. I have 3 children: Ricky (23) Who plays Division I at Pacific College, Shanice, Plays at UNLV and transferring to UCLA (20) and Danielle (17), who has offers from Mississippi Valley State, Texas Tech, Florida Tech, Clarendon, Hampton University and Linfield.
"Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." -John Wooden