Many athletes have tremendous
God-given gifts, but they don’t focus
on the development of those gifts.
Who are these individuals? You’ve
never heard of them — and you
never will. It’s true in sports and it’s
true everywhere in life. Hard work is
the difference. Very hard work.
Warrior Core Values
Team First Attitude / Family Atmosphere /
Championship Spirit - Championship Effort
Energy, Enthusiasm and Competitive Toughness
Strong Desire to Improve / Coachable
Academic Excellence & Progress
Success at the Next Level
The philosophy of basketball at El Camino College is based on
the assumption that ALL players are dedicated to the
contribution they can make to the TEAM.
If we are to be successful, we must excel in the TEAM aspects of the game.
We must be more dedicated than our opponents. We must be in better
condition. We must play with greater intensity. We must be willing to
sacrifice personal glory for the good of the team. And, most importantly, we
must be a tougher team, mentally, physically and defensively than our
opponent. We must also possess self-discipline and team-discipline based on
mutual respect for one another that will enable us to achieve our maximum
team performance at all times.
Remember, we must discipline ourselves and sacrifice things “we” may want.
We must believe that everything we do will make us a better team and will be
worth the effort. Good things happen to those who work the hardest. We
work hard to reach our potential.
PLAY HARD, PLAY SMART & PLAY TOGETHER!!!
The Warrior System
Up-Tempo with Fundamental Discipline
Aggressive, Attacking Style Offense
See and Understand - Make the Right
Play, Look for Easy Scores
Stubborn Defensive Toughness
Dominate the Paint - Compete for Space
& Prevent Easy Scores
Why El Camino College?
Development as a Player
Excellent Coaching / Incredible Support
Fun - Being Around Others with a Passion for the Game
Dedication to Winning / Pursuit of Excellence
Trust - Honest and Positive Relationships
Coach Uphoff - Energetic, Intense, Passionate, and
Student-Athlete success and development, both on AND
off the court is our ultimate goal!!!
Warrior Scholar Athletes Recognized through Scholar-Baller
El Camino College is proud to be an active member of the Scholar-Baller
organization. This organization is geared to create academic success through
competition and reward. Student athletes who excel in academics by achieving
a 3.0 GPA or higher will be honored. They represent the excellence that is a
part of El Camino College Athletics. Be a Scholar Athlete!
N E W S
El Camino College | Public Relations & Marketing Department
16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90506
Contact: Rafael Guerrero, Sports Information Associate
Telephone: (310) 660-3593 ext. 7075 | Email: email@example.com
November 9, 2012
Men’s Basketball Upsets No. 1 Citrus
TORRANCE, Calif. – The Warriors opened the 2012-13 season with a bang, pulling out an 87-85 victory over Citrus at
the El Camino College North Gym. The Fighting Owls entered the game ranked No. 1 in Southern California and No. 2
in the state.
Three Warriors (1-0) scored in double figures, led by sophomore point guard Joshua Wilson with 21 points, eight
rebounds and six assists. Freshman Joshua Boyer scored 12 points and grabbed eight boards off the bench and
Oyintonye Akamande chipped in with 11 points and three boards.
The game was tightly contested throughout as the teams exchanged the lead seven times and were tied on 10
occasions. Freshman Brandon Boyd was responsible for the final lead change as he drove the lane and hit an incredible
fall-away that rolled in to give the Warriors a 78-76 lead with 2:46 remaining in the game.
Boyd finished with eight points in 14 minutes off the bench. The reserves as a whole were a strength for the home
team as they outscored the Fighting Owls (0-1) bench 52-27. The Warriors also won the battle on the glass,
outrebounding the top-ranked Fighting Owls 52-44.
After Boyd’s layup, the visitors had a chance to tie the game but freshman Darius Middleton missed one of his two free
throws and Boyd scored on a layup on the ensuing possession to put the Warriors up three. Then, after the Steven
Thornton Jr. hit two free throws on the other end, Wilson drained a dagger 3-pointer off a Joshua Boyer pass on a
broken play with less than a minute to play. The Fighting Owls were able to trim the deficit back down to two, but they
would get no closer.
Sophomore guard Kerry Carter led the Fighting Owls with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Thornton finished with 18,
Jevion Roland added 14 and Terrell Todd scored 13 in the loss.
Wilson Signs With College of Idaho
After two successful seasons running the
offense for the Warriors, sophomore point
guard Joshua Wilson has signed his letter of
intent to continue his basketball career at the
College of Idaho of the Cascade Collegiate
Conference in the National Association of
Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
Wilson had a stellar season for the Warriors,
earning an All-South Coast Conference South
Division First Team selection after averaging
18.7 points, 7.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists per
game. It was the second straight season
Wilson was named to the All-SCC team after
earning a second team selection during his
Wilson improved nearly every facet of his game in his final year
with the Warriors. He improved his scoring by more than half a
dozen points after averaging 12.4 points a contest in his first
season. His field goal percentage went from 35.8% last year to
41% this past season while attempting 53 more field goals.
The 6-foot-3 guard nearly doubled his attempts from the 3-point
line, going 40-for-121 (33.1%) from distance after going just 16for-57 (28.1%) on 3-pointers last year. He also recorded eight 20point games this season and scored a career-high 38 points
against Allan Hancock on Jan. 5.
Wilson started every game for the Warriors during his freshman
year, helping to lead the team to the postseason and secure
their first playoff victory in two decades. They followed that with
a shocking upset of No. 2 seed Mount San Antonio on the road
and were two wins away from making it to the State Final Four
but fell 67-64 at Antelope Valley.
Wilson now heads to a Coyotes squad led by rookie head coach
Scott Garson, who was named as coach in April 2013 and spent
the last eight seasons as an assistant for former UCLA men’s
basketball coach Ben Howland. In his time at UCLA, Garson
helped develop current NBA stars Jrue Holiday of the
Philadelphia 76ers and Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City
The Coyotes are also coming off a season in which they finished
fourth in the Cascade Collegiate Conference and were eliminated
in the first round of the NAIA playoffs. They have four returning
starters from last season’s squad and will open the season in late
October at Montana Western.
Excellent Athletic Training Staff
Joi D. Richardson, MA, ATC
Undergrad: Prairie View A&M University, BS
Graduate: San Jose State University, MA Kinesiology
Work History: Los Angeles Southwest College,
Orange Coast College
Extra Work History: Nike Battle Ground, Summer
Pro-League, San Jose SaberCats Arena Football
Senior Athletic Trainer
The athletic training facility has two full-time athletic
trainers (AT’s) and two part-time AT’s to provide
prevention and care of athletic illness and injuries.
We also have students from LMU and Long Beach
State that are pursuing degrees in athletic training
that inter with the ECC athletic training staff.
ECC students that are interested in Sports Medicine
and have work study can apply to work in that
athletic training facility.
Kim Jones is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and is also certified as
a USA Weightlifting club coach. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Xavier
University of Louisiana in 2001, and obtained her Master’s degree in Secondary Education from
Loyola Marymount in 2007.
Kim began her career in fitness in 2002 as a personal Trainer and
Operations Assistant Manager at Bally Total Fitness. In 2005 Kim began
implementing pre-season and in-season strength and conditioning for a Varsity Basketball and
Volleyball programs at Notre Dame Academy. After coaching at the high school level for 5 years,
Kim began a career in intercollegiate athletics in 2008. She interned with UCLA football
in their Athletic Performance program. Upon completion of the internship Kim was
hired as an Assistant Strength & Conditioning coach at California State
University, Northridge (CSUN). She designed strength, speed, power, agility, and
conditioning programs for various men’s and women’s programs.
Kim then wanted to shift her focus towards strength and conditioning with adolescent
athletes as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the USTA (United States
Tennis Association). In
January of 2012 Kim became Head Strength
and Conditioning Coach at El Camino College. This is the first
time the College has ever had a full time Strength and
Conditioning Coach on staff. It was a rare opportunity on
which she had to capitalize, since only one other Junior
College in California offers this type of position. Her responsibilities
include implementing periodized strength, speed, agility, and conditioning programs for
Football, Men's and Women's Basketball, Baseball, Men's and Women's Volleyball, Men's and
Women's Soccer, Softball, Swim, and Diving.
Kim also trains for amateur body building competitions as a Figure Competitor. Kim
placed 4th in the NPC Amateur Grand Prix Competition on April 14, 2012. This was her very first
competition, and it qualified her to compete at the National level. Since Kim has begun her
journey competing on the National circuit, she has placed 4th at the NPC USA Championships in
July 2013, and 4th at the NPC North American Championships in August 2013. She has her eyes
set on that coveted Pro Card. Kim will use this off season to make the appropriate gains
necessary to be at the top of her game next year.
HONORS TRANSFER PROGRAM
The Honors Transfer Program (HTP) at El Camino College is designed to better prepare the highly
motivated student to transfer successfully to a university and complete a bachelor's degree.
The HTP provides a unique learning environment which stresses scholastic excellence and
develops the academic awareness necessary to achieve this goal. The major objective of the
program is to prepare students for transfer by focusing on enhanced reading, writing, and study
Honors courses are chosen to fulfill the requirements of the associate degree as well as to
transfer to the University of California, California State University, and most other universities.
Generally, students in the HTP complete the same number of courses as other students planning
Honors courses are academically enriched to intellectually stimulate students, encourage
independent critical thinking, and promote close interaction between students and faculty.
A “snap shot”
of what El
has to offer…
Interested in Joining
the Warrior Family?
Here’s what you need to do next…
1. Contact Coach Uphoff
Office Phone: (310) 660-3593
2. Apply to the College