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Welcome to the SV Warriors!

Welcome to the SV Warriors!


Meet Our Coaches

We are here to provide you and your family with the best basketball experience possible! We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished coaches and administrators. Read the bios below to learn more about your coach and other leaders in our community.

Gabe Gonzales

Director of SV Warriors and Varsity Head Coach

Experience: MVP Bob Hagen Tournament 2002, 2002 MBL Co-League Champions, 1st Team All-League MBL.
                    Bethany University 2-Year Player 2004-2006, Walk-On 2005, Scholarship 2006. U.S.A. International                              Team Member 2006.

Coaching:    2005 Coaches Award at Dan Mooney Camp
                      2006 Coach for the Peja Stojakovic and Vlade Divac Camp
                      2007-2008 Head Coach Scotts Valley JV Boys Team
                      2008-2010 Scotts Valley Recreation Coach
                      2009-2010 Assistant Coach SLV High School
                      2012-Present Head Coach SV Warriors 7th, 8th, JV, and Varsity
                      2016-Present Assistant Coach Harbor High School

Education:   B.A. Bethany University, Scotts Valley CA. in Social Science

Erik Nelson

Girls Varsity Coach
Experience:  2002 MBL Co-League Champs, 2002 MBL 2nd Team All-League, 2002-2004 Gavilan College
                     2004-2006 Basketball Scholarship Bethany University. Tied for record at Bethany University
                     for most 3's in one game with 9. 2004 U.S.A. International Team Member

Coaching:     2008-2009 Assistant Coach William Jessup University
                     2009-2011 Assistant Coach Dominican University
                     2011-2012 Assistant Coach College of Marin
                     2012-Present Head Coach Gavilan College Women's Team

Education:   2007 B.A. Bethany University in Communications

Melissa "Moe" Llanes

Girls JV Coach  
Experience:   2001-2004 Varsity Basketball , 2002-2004 Team Captain 2002-2003 All League, 2005-2007                                            Cabrillo College, 2005-2007 1st Team All-Conference and Team Captain 2008-2010                                                        Basketball Scholarship Notre Dame De Namur University

Coaching:      2004-2005 Assistant Varsity Coach Live Oak High School
                      2007-2008/2010-2012 Assistant Coach Cabrillo College
                      2016 Head Coach Strictly Hoops
                      2013-Present Assistant Coach at Gavilan College

Education:    2010 B.A. Notre Dame De Namur in Liberal Arts
                     2015 Masters Concordia University in Sports Leadership

Lenny Fortunato 

Boys Varsity Assistant Coach

Experience:  1980-1981 Worcester All City Honors, 1982 Worcester Academy Division 1 New England Champs.
                     1982-1983 Five Star Basketball Camp invitee Bethany College, 1983-1984 WV Men's Basketball

Coaching:     2008-2011 SVHS Frosh/JV Coach
                     2012-Present Head Coach SC Surfers
                     2012-Present Head Coach SV Warriors JV Coach

Education:   1987 B.A. Bethany College West Virginia in Economics
                    2006 Masters San Jose State University in Administration

JJ Mazon




Arthur Ramirez

Boys JV Coach
Experience:  Aptos High School Basketball and AAU Impact Travel Team

Coaching:    2016 Head Coach Scotts Valley Middle School

Education:   2006 Watsonville High School

Vince Jangrus

Boys Freshman Coach
Experience:  Santa Cruz All-County 1996
                     Bellarmine College Preparatory 1996-2000
                     Team Soquel AAU 1992-2000

Coaching:     2015-Present: SV Warriors 6th, 7th,8th, Varsity 
                     2013: Scotts Valley Middle School Assistant Coach

Education:    2003 Fresno City College - AA in Fire Science
                     Present: Finishing BA in Computer Science

Daniel Thibault

Experience:   2014-2015 Soquel High School Varsity
                      2012-2013 Santa Cruz High School Junior Varsity

Coaching:      2017 Scotts Valley Rec League
                      2016 Mid County Head Coach


Steve McLendon




Contact Us

SV Warriors

Gabe Gonzales, PO Box 66113
Scotts Valley, California 95067

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 831-278-0370
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