Westmont Men’s Basketball assistant coach Jeff Azain has been inducted into the Santa Barbara Court of Champions. Azain’s connections to the Santa Barbara basketball community include playing high school basketball at San Marcos High School, playing at Westmont and coaching at Westmont for the past 25 years.
“I’ve been fortunate to stay in Santa Barbara and be part of athletics and basketball for so long,” said Azain. “I feel blessed to have been able to play high school basketball here and then move on to college. There is probably not a long list of people who have been able to do that. I consider myself lucky to have had that experience for so long.”
Azain was joined in the 2016 induction class by Westmont alumnus Dave Bregante who is the head coach at Santa Barbara High School. The Dons won the 2016 CIF-Southern Section Division 2A title by defeating Lynwood 75-65 in the championship game.
Azain and Bregante join a number of Santa Barbara Court of Champion inductees with Westmont connections including former head coach Chet Kammerer and assistant coach Randy Pfund; current head coaches John Moore and Kirsten Moore; former player Tugce Canitez and writer/director Ron Shelton.
“It was a very nice honor to be included with the greats of Santa Barbara,” said Azain, “from NBA players to coaches to community players.”