This is Coach Carey’s 11th season as the head boy’s varsity basketball coach at San Marcos High School. Before taking over the program in 2006, the Knights were 4-22 the previous season. His San Marcos accomplishments includes 5 League Championships, 10 playoffs appearances and 7 tournament championships. He began his coaching career as a varsity assistant coach at Francis Parker High, for the 2004-2005 basketball season. Coach Carey’s basketball background includes being a two-year varsity starter at San Marcos High School from 1996-1998. Coach Carey finished up his collegiate career at San Francisco State University, where he was the starting Point Guard and captain of the team. He finished up his career playing for San Francisco City in the Pro-AM League. Coach Carey’s academic background includes a high school diploma from San Marcos High School (1998) and a Bachelors Degree from San Francisco State University as well as his Masters Degree.
JV Coach Jason Cowell
Coach Cowell is in his 9th season with the Knights program. He began his high school coaching career as a JV/Varsity Assistant Coach to the Lady Knights. He is now serving in his 4th year as Freshman Boy’s Basketball Head Coach. Coach Cowell strives to teach players values such as attentiveness, sincerity, diligence, and responsibility. These core values have led the Freshman Knights to consecutive winning seasons. Coach Cowell is a graduate from La Costa Canyon High School (2004) and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from California State University, San Marcos (2010). Cowell is a graduate from La Costa Canyon High School (2004) and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from California State University, San Marcos (2010).
Varsity AssisT Tony Laguna
Tony attended and played for San Marcos High. During this time he taught himself to do video editing and production in case basketball wouldn’t pay off. After high school he played Semi-Pro basketball and still plays to this day. He is here to teach the young athletes what they want and need, to learn to make them better players.
Assistant Coach Mike Howell
Coach Howell is in his 5th year as the Assistant Boys Varsity Basketball Coach at San Marcos High School. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, he was the Head Coach at St. Francis Middle School for 3 years. Coach Howell's playing career includes Beechcrosft High School. He went on to play at Ohio Dominican University where he graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science. He is inspired by helping kids and giving back to the community.
Freshman Coach Hassan Bashir
Coach Bashir is in his 4th season as Freshman Assistant Coach. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, he moved to California in 2012 and enjoys mentoring young athletes on and off the basketball court. He has over 6 years of coaching experience on various age levels. He is inspired to teach fundamentals of basketball as well encourage a fitness and healthy lifestyle. A graduate from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Business and Computer Science.
Assistant Coach Colin Sarazen
Assistant Coach Corey Clark
Corey Clark is in his 2nd season at San Marcos High as a varsity assistant. He comes to us having spent the previous two years as a varsity assistant at La Costa Canyon. Before he began coaching, Corey finished his collegiate career at George Fox University (Portland, Oregon) where he started his final two years and earned conference player of the week honors. Corey comes to San Marcos after receiving a teaching position in which he teaches Freshman World History.