JSerra Catholic High School issued the following press release this morning:
San Juan Capistrano, CA – September 2, 2009 – JSerra Catholic High School announced today that it has hired Joedy Gardner as head boys basketball coach.
Gardner, who played for the Houston Rockets, joins the Lions staff after a successful run as a Veritas Venture Group, LLC trainer and private coach to elite basketball players.
Athletic Director Jim Hartigan said “our school is very excited to have Joedy as our boys basketball coach and we look forward to watching his teams in action this coming season.”
Gardner was drafted by the Rockets in 1984 after a successful collegiate career at Northern Arizona University and Long Beach State. As a professional, he played for the Rockets, Wisconsin Flyers and overseas in England, Ireland, Scotland and France. Gardner comes from a basketball family; his father played guard at West Virginia University alongside Jerry West.
“JSerra’s facilities are legendary, the kids are eager to learn and I can’t wait to get started,” he said.
Gardner has worked with numerous collegiate and NBA stars, including Baron Davis, Tyson Chandler, Kevin Love and Derek Fisher.