Westmont Men’s Basketball History

Begun in the fall of 1940, Westmont Men’s Basketball has posted a winning percentage of .603 in 76 years of play (1210-798). Over the last 41 years, the Warriors have accumlated a record of 841-416 (.669). A charter member of the Golden State Athletic Conference, the Warriors have a 307-182 (.628) record in one of the most competitive conferences in the NAIA.

The Westmont program has advanced to the NAIA National Tournament on 18 occasions. In 2015, the Warriors finished as national runner-up. Westmont has made two other semifinal apperances (1984, 1999). Sixteen times, Warriors have been named NAIA All-Americans, including Daniel Carlin in 2015 and Cory Blau in 2016. Westmont Men’s Basketball players have also earned NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors on 16 occasions.

Coaching Records
Name Years Overall
Record
Overall
Percent.
GSAC
Record
GSAC
Percent.
John Gehr 1940-41 (1) 0-2 .000    
Robert Kevorkian 1941-42 (1) 4-3 .571    
Al Brown 1942-46 (3.5) 10-17 .370    
Ed Bouslough 1945-46 (.5) 3-9 .250    
David Paynter 1946-47, 48-50 (3) 14-26 .350    
Bill Fisher 1947-48, 50-53 (4) 26-40 .393    
Jack Siemens 1953-63 (10) 128-146 .467    
Dan Arens 1964-65 (2) 23-28 .451    
Tom Byron 1965-70, 71-72 (5.53) 76-71 .517    
Jim Larsen 1970-71 (1) 18-8 .692    
Ron Mulder 1972-74 (2.47) 54-18 .763    
Tine Hardeman 1974-75 (1) 13-14 .481    
Chet Kammerer 1975-92 (17) 357-158 .693 53-21 .716
Jeff Crosby 1992-93 (1) 19-12 .612 8-4 .667
John Moore 1993-2015 (23) 465-246 .654 246-150 .621
TOTAL 76 Years 1210-798 .603 307-182 .628

 

   
John Crew (1950-54)
Westmont’s all-time leading scorer with 1,679 points.
Tine Hardeman (1951-55)
Scored school-record 46 points against Chapman in 1954-55.
George Terzian (1955-58)
Ranks fouth in season points 641 and fifth in career points (1,586).
Tom Byron (1965-70, 1971-72)
Coached a total of six years before succombing to cancer in 1972. He is honored annually in the Tom Byron Classic.
Chet Kammerer (1975-92)
Built a 357-158 record in 17 years, including five trips to national tournament. He was inducted into NAIA Hall of Fame in 2000.
Jim Dykstra (1977-79)
Recorded the only quadruple-double in school history with 28 pts., 11 reb., 11 asts., and 11 steals against BYU-Hawaii on December 16, 1978.
 
Noel Matthews (1987-91)
Ranks 7th all-time in scoring with 1,447 points, and is the career leader in 3-point field goal percentage at .453.
Chris Gonzales (1998-00)
Scored 574 points in 1999-00 to lead Warriors to the GSAC tournament title. He was named to NAIA All-America team.