Men’s Basketball Coach - Donnye Ross
Coach Donnye Ross has over twenty-eight years of coaching basketball at the community college and high school levels. Most recently, he was Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Imperial Valley College from 2013 to 2018.
Prior to coaching at Imperial Valley College, he was an assistant coach for five years at Cosumnes River College under Head coach James Giacomazzi. Coach Ross also worked in several high schools including Troy High school in Fullerton, Sacramento High School, and two years as Head coach at Richmond High, Richmond CA. In addition, he coached at Los Angeles City College and Skyline College where he coached under Hall of Fame Coach Pete Pontacq.
Coach Ross played Football, Basketball, and Track at St. Mary’s College High School in Berkeley CA. He played one year of college basketball at College of Notre Dame in Belmont, CA, and played another year of football at San Mateo College in CA.
Coach Ross graduated in 1989 from the University of Redlands with a bachelor’s Degree in Management. He received his Master’s Degree in Sports Management from Nova Southeastern University, and he has completed all but his dissertation for a doctorate in Psychology with a Specialization in Sports and Performance Psychology.
Coach Ross is single and lives in Lemoore,CA.
Women’s Volleyball Coach - Dale Henderson
West Hills College Lemoore is proud to introduce Dale Henderson, one of the most recognizable names in the Central Valley volleyball community, as the first head coach in the history of the Golden Eagles program.
Henderson has compiled a successful coaching resume that includes university, community college, high school, club, and youth volleyball for nearly two decades.
As head coach for Porterville College, from 2007-2014, Henderson led the Pirates to 110 victories.
Since his first rebuilding year on the job, Henderson compiled the second-best winning percentage in the Central Valley Conference (.750) – with a 63-21 mark. His program enjoyed an incredible run with California Community College Athletic Association postseason appearances during five of his last six seasons. With an overall record of 110-80 (.578), Henderson is the winningest coach in Porterville College history. From 2011-2013, Henderson guided the Pirates to a perfect 36-0 record against Columbia, Merced, Reedley, Sequoias, Taft, and West Hills-Coalinga.
While he is proud of the many on-court accomplishments and state recognition, Henderson is equally proud of his program's academic achievements and popularity in the local community.
The PC volleyball team scored above a 3.0 GPA, and nearly all of the student-athletes graduated and transferred to four-year universities across the country. In 2013, all six sophomores announced plans to attend four-year schools – including four who earned athletic scholarships (two at the NCAA level).
Prior to joining the PC staff, Henderson coached girls’ varsity volleyball at Redwood High School in Visalia. He led the Rangers to their first and only Valley championship title.
In five years at Redwood, he compiled an impressive record of 107-42.
Henderson played volleyball for the United State Army (1983-85) as an outside hitter.
His American Service team won a Post Championship title in 1984 – the same year the club won the European title and he was named Most Valuable Player.
Henderson attended Central Texas College to complete military coursework. He is currently completing his bachelor’s degree in psychology the University of Phoenix, where he earned his associate’s degree in the same field.