Stevie Ledesma begins his first season as an assistant coach with the Beavers. Coach Ledesma's responsibilities include all aspects of coaching and preparation, including team training, player development, practice and game tactics, and scouting.
"We are excited to add Coach Ledesma to our staff," Head Coach Dr. Oliver Eslinger said. "He has diverse experience at various levels of basketball and brings a great approach to the game."
Ledesma comes to Caltech after spending the 2018-19 season as a coaching associate with the Los Angeles Lakers. During his time in the NBA, he assisted in opponent scouting and on-court player development with a foci on offensive and defensive schemes using SportsCode.
Prior to role with the Lakers, Ledesma spent four years as an assistant coach at DII Regis University (Colorado) where he worked and played for Hall of Fame Coach Lonnie Porter, Colorado's winningest coach and the 39th winningest coach in NCAA DII coaching history. Ledesma served as the graduate assistant and head assistant coach during his tenure at Regis. He was the recruiting coordinator for the southwest and west coast and also assisted in player development, video analysis and scouting, practice and game preparation, and day-to-day operations. Before playing at Regis, Ledesma was also a two-year starter and team captain at Phoenix College, where his team made a NJCAA appearance in the Final Four with the second best finish in school history.
Originally from Arizona, Coach Ledesma played four years of varsity basketball at Salpointe Catholic, with two conference championships, where he owns records for most assists in a season and in a career. In addition to his communications major from Regis, he earned a masters of science in organization leadership and management.