The Fall 2018 semester at West Hills College Lemoore will welcome several fresh faces, including two new coaches for two new athletic programs and a new Dean of Student Services.
WHCL recently announced the addition of Men’s Basketball and Women’s Volleyball to its roster of sports offerings and has hired coaches: Donnye Ross as the Men’s Basketball Coach and Kelly Wigton as the Women’s Volleyball Coach.
WHCL has also hired a new Dean of Student Services, Elmer Aguilar. Aguilar will assist in program and policy development.
Aguilar comes to West Hills from Porterville College, where he served as the Student Success and Support Program/Student Equity Program Manager. There, he helped develop policies and processes. He has also previously served as an Educational Advisor at Porterville College and as an Outreach Counselor at California State University, Fresno in addition to other student services leadership roles at UCLA, USC, Cal State LA, and East Los Angeles College. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master of Business Administration from California State University, Fresno.
Kelly Wigton, WHCL’s first ever Women’s Volleyball Coach, has a breadth of experience both as a volleyball player and in leadership roles. Wigton has previously worked as a Beachbody Coach and high school volleyball coach. She has been playing volleyball since the age of 11 and has played competitively for Humboldt State, Vanguard University, Santa Rosa Junior College, and on high school and club teams. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from California State University of Bakersfield.
Donnye Ross is the inaugural Men’s Basketball Coach at West Hills College Lemoore. He comes to WHCL after serving as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Assistant Athletic Director and Physical Education and Psychology instructor at Imperial Valley College. He has also served as a coach or athletic administrator at Solano Community College, Cosumnes River College, Richmond High School and Sacramento High School. His coaching experience stretches back to 2000. He holds an MS in Sports Management from Nova Southeastern University and is in the process of earning his Psy.D Doctor of Psychology degree with a specialization in Sports and Performance Psychology from University of the Rockies.