Winter 2017 - 2018

Boys Basketball

At Cate School we aim to teach, develop, organize, manage and offer youth players the opportunity to learn the fundamental skills of basketball while instilling life-lessons and values such as character, teamwork, discipline, respect and sportsmanship. This is accomplished by striving to have open communication with Coach(es) and teammates and be able to resolve any situation (on the court or off) through positive conversation. All student-athletes will be treated with respect and dignity.

Basketball players at Cate School must recognize the competitive and public nature of their sport.  With this competition and visibility comes a responsibility to classmates, teammates, coaches, parents, local community, and all faculty and staff at Cate School.

As a team, we will encourage and build a positive environment in which the needs of the team exceed those of the individual striving to cultivate academic, emotional, physical, and social development.

Andrew Gil
Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach

Andy was born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from UC Berkeley in 2010. He then earned his master’s in educational counseling from Azusa Pacific University in 2012.
Andy has played basketball all his life. In high school, he was captain of the basketball team and named first-team all-league. Andy was the assistant coach of boys varsity basketball at Santa Barbara High School from 2010-2015. In 2015 he became Cate’s Head Basketball Coach. While not at Cate Andy is an academic counselor at Santa Barbara City College.
Andy believes that a coach should encourage and build a positive environment “in which the needs of the team exceed those of the individual.”

Joseph Cordero
Assistant Boys Varsity Basketball Coach

Joseph started his coaching career as a youth coach in the Santa Barbara area and made is way to the Mesa to work with the Rams in 2017. A native to the area, Joseph played his high school hoops at both Dos Pueblos and Cabrillo High Schools. Joseph serves as a Student Program Advisor at Santa Barbara City College and his love for students and education is evident when he is on the bench helping lead the Rams.


Frank Griffin
Head Boys JV Basketball Coach

Following a successful Massachusetts high school and four-year Amherst College playing career, Frank has coached many levels of boys and girls basketball for over 40 years. Beginning his career as a freshmen boys coach and varsity assistant at Tabor Academy in Massachusetts, Frank began his teaching career at Cate as the Head Varsity Boys Coach in 1979, winning over 200 games against 90 losses and claiming 12 Condor League championships in 16 years at the helm, including 11 straight league titles and a 42-game winning streak. Numerous CIF playoff berths culminated in a trip to the Division V title game in 1996 and a spot in the State Tournament. Griffin has coached hundreds of Cate players with a number continuing play in college including all time career leading scorer Lyman Casey ’89 and Stan Watkins ’93, second on the career scoring list. After six years in the girls basketball program, Frank returned to coach the boys JV team in 2005, preparing players for varsity play and leading the transition to Frontier League action.


Patrick Collins
Assistant Boys JV Basketball Coach

CIF Finalist 1996

2016-2017 Records

7-3 Frontier League, 13-6 Overall, CIFss Quarter Finalists


2017 All- League Honorees

Marko Pliso ’18-MVP

Mason Mackall ’17- First Team

Pierce Lundt ’17- Second Team

Patrick Armstrong ’18-Second Team

All CIF Honorees

Marko Pliso ’18- First Team

Mason Mackall ’17- Second Team

Day Date Opponent Location Time Results
Carpinteria High School
Home4:00 PM
Bishop Diego High School
Home4:00 PM
Beacon Hill Classical Academy
Home5:00 PM
Fri12-JanThacher SchoolAway4:30 PM(W) 49 - 39
Tue16-JanGrace Brethren High SchoolAway5:00 PM(W) 66 - 39
Wed17-JanFoothill TechnologyHome4:30 PM(W) 60 - 48
Fri19-JanFillmore High SchoolHome4:30 PM(L) 55 - 65
Wed24-JanVillanova PreparatoryAway5:30 PM(W) 60 - 42
Fri26-JanGrace Brethren High SchoolHome4:30 PM(W) 62 - 34
Wed31-JanThacher SchoolHome5:00 PM(W) 51 - 31
Fri2-FebFoothill TechnologyAway5:30 PM
Mon5-FebFillmore High SchoolAway5:30 PM(W) 52 - 38
Wed7-FebVillanova PreparatoryHome4:30 PM
Day Date Opponent Location Time Results
Wed29-NovGarden Street AcademyHome5:00 PM(W) 49 - 36
Carpinteria High School
Home5:30 PM
Coast Union High School
Away4:30 PM
Ojai Valley Classic
Ojai Valley Classic
Laguna Blanca
Away4:30 PM
Fri15-DecJim Bashore Holiday Cage ClassicAway8:00 PM
Sat16-DecJim Bashore Holiday Cage ClassicAway
Mon18-DecJim Bashore Holiday Cage ClassicAway
Tue19-DecJim Bashore Holiday Cage ClassicAway
Fri12-JanThacher SchoolAway6:00 PM(W) 62 - 54
Laguna Blanca
Away3:00 PM
Tue16-JanGrace Brethren High SchoolAway6:30 PM(W) 66 - 41
Wed17-JanFoothill TechnologyHome6:00 PM(L) 51 - 64
Fri19-JanFillmore High SchoolHome6:00 PM(L) 43 - 49
Wed24-JanVillanova PreparatoryAway7:00 PM(W) 62 - 53
Fri26-JanGrace Brethren High SchoolHome6:00 PM(W) 59 - 43
Sat27-JanProvidence SchoolAway2:30 PM(L) 53 - 62
Wed31-JanThacher SchoolHome6:30 PM(L) 51 - 68
Fri2-FebFoothill TechnologyAway7:00 PM
Mon5-FebFillmore High SchoolAway7:00 PM(W) 57 - 54
Wed7-FebVillanova PreparatoryHome6:00 PM
Wed14-FebNogales High SchoolAway7:00 PM(L) 39 - 65

Meet The Rams

#2 Tega Umkoro, Freshman

#4 Parker May, Sophomore

#5 Ajibola Oke, Freshman

#10 Nkemka Chuwumerije, Freshman

#11 McCarthy Willet, Junior

#13 Carlo Jacobson, Sophomore

#14 Michael Armstrong, Freshman

#22 Drew Anastasio, Junior

#23 Chris Tarafa, Sophomore

#24 Ethan Ng, Sophomore

#25 Athony DuPrau, Junior

#30 Alex Kim, Sophomore

#31 Sean Zhan, Junior

#32 James Marin, Freshman

#33 Daniel Panadaro, Freshman

#42 Jasper Bennett, Freshman

#43 Ethan Ha, Sophomore