Bellarmine offers four basketball teams: two freshmen teams, each with 12-14 players; a JV team, comprised mostly of sophomores; and the varsity. Players are selected based on their play at a minimum of three days of try-outs. Players can be called up to a higher team if their performance warrants such a move.
All four basketball teams compete in the region’s most demanding league, the West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL). For play-offs, the WCAL belongs to the Central Coast Section (CCS) of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF).
Bellarmine values on-campus coaches who have a strong foundation in the mission of the school and are available to the players throughout the school day. In addition to their commitment to the school’s Jesuit values, the Bellarmine Basketball staff brings extensive high school, college, and AAU experience.
Coach Sarrett has served as a Bellarmine assistant varsity basketball coach since 2013. Coach Sarrett is excited to take on the role of head coach. “I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to lead the next chapter of Bellarmine basketball,” said Sarrett. “Being named head coach of this incredible program is a tremendous honor. Thank you to the Bellarmine administration and hiring committee for trusting me to carry on the school’s rich traditions and culture.” Coach Sarrett has held the positions of frosh assistant coach, JV head coach, and most recently Varsity assistant coach. Coach Sarrett also works on campus in the Dean’s office.
Coach Duncan has 18 years of coaching experience. For the past six years, he has coached the men’s JV basketball program to WCAL title and the men’s Varsity basketball program to WCAL title, CCS championship. Coach Duncan is a teacher on campus within the Modern World Classical Language Department.
Coach Facione has been coaching high school basketball for over 20 years and has spent time coaching at all levels. He has been the head freshman A & B coach since 2013. Coach Facione has a coaching philosophy that revolves around the idea of using basketball as a way of making better young men in the end. Coach Facione has also been a full-time teacher in the social studies department at Bellarmine since 2000 teaching both US History and African American Studies. Coach Facione is a father of 7, several of them Bellarmine graduates.