Varsity Girls Basketball Coaches



Varsity Girls Basketball Head Coach

Mr. Howard is an 18 year veteran of the US Army and retired Major, with over 20 years of coaching experience that includes 3 years as an Assistant Coach between the NAIA and NCAA Division III level of Women’s Basketball. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University, holds a Masters degree in Accounting and Financial Management and is currently pursing a Master in Sports Management from Liberty University. His prior coaching experience includes the University of St. Mary's in Leavenworth, KS and Washington College in Chestertown, MD, both as an Assistant Coach for Women's basketball.


Andre Velasco

Varsity Girls Basketball Assistant Coach & Junior High Gold Girls Basketball Head Coach

Joining our program in 2019, Andre Velasco has grown up in El Paso where he attended Immanuel Christian School. While at ICS he played Varsity Basketball for his entire high school career, from 2014-2018. As a starting point guard, he helped lead his team to the TCAF State Playoffs during the 2015-16 season, where they finished in 3rd place. Velasco helped propel them to another playoff appearance in the 2017-18 season. He graduated from ICS in the Summer of 2018. Velasco went on to attend Texas Tech University to study Civil Engineering, before returning to El Paso in the Summer of 2019 to continue his degree at the University of Texas at El Paso. As a coach, he has assisted in Varsity Girls Basketball, where he helped coach them to a 3rd place finish in the TCAF State Tournament in the 2019-20 season. Velasco is also the head coach of the Jr. High Girls Gold Team. 


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