Our Coaches






                  Coach Steve, Director                    




Steve Devolites
Steve is the varsity head coach at Simi Valley High School. Prior to that, he was the girls varsity head coach at Monroe High School and coached the Thousand Oaks High School girls basketball varsity team for two seasons from 2013 - 2015.  Prior to that he coached the junior varsity team from 2011-2013 and the frosh soph team from 2009 - 2011.  He ran and coached the Thousand Oaks girls offseason program from 2006 - 2008.  Steve also coached the 8th grade at Los Cerritos Middle School team where he won five middle school championships.  Steve also coached the girls Conejo Travel team for five season where he won four VCYBC championships.  Selected as 2012 Ventura County JV Coach of the Year and 2013 Marmonte League Co-Coach of the year.



               Coach Shannon, Director                  


Shannon Madsen

Shannon is originally from Simi Valley and played basketball from the age of 6. She played for Simi Valley High School and the club team Vikings. She was named First Team All C.I.F.  Shannon was the Varsity Assistant for Simi Valley High for 5 years, 2 years Head Coach, and also coached  middle school and youth levels for over 13 years. Currently, Shannon teaches, coaches, and serves as the Activities & Athletic Director at Valley View Middle School in Simi Valley.
email: vcelitecoach@gmail.com



                Coach Jason                 


Jason Kacena

Jason played 4 years at Loyola High School 2006-2010, Mission League Champs 3x, CIF and Southern Section State Runner-up 2009.  Jason graduated in 2014 from California Lutheran University with BS in Exercise Science.  He is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and owner of Crossover Performance and Fitness in Thousand Oaks assisting people of various ages and background improve their health & fitness. Currently Jason is the assistant coach for Thousand Oaks Girl's Varsity, and is the head skills trainer for the basketball program: crossoverpf@gmail.com






                Coach Alec                 

Alec Powell 

Alec has played 7 years of AAU basketball, and is also a highly accomplished football player. He began coaching girls’ basketball through CYBA for 2 years and has progressed to the club level  He has also served as a Coach and Referee for CYBA and Moorpark youth football for 3 years When Alec isn’t coaching, he is busy studying Sports Management at California Lutheran University and plans to pursue a long-term career in coaching and athlete development.  He is also a student athlete himself, playing running back on California Lutheran University’s Football team. 


                Coach Ashley                


Ashley Ontiveros is the varsity head girls basketball coach at Thousand Oaks High School. She played basketball at Moorpark College and got a scholarship to play at Division 2 Cal State University San Marcos. Ashley assisted for Moorpark College for 2 years and then coached the girls JV team at Rio Mesa. She coached a year of freshman boys basketball at St. Bonaventure before getting the Varsity position at Thousand Oaks. Fun Fact about Ashley: she is an alumni of VC Elite and was on the very first team when the program began.




Ashley Ontiveros