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Randy Bessolo

Bay City Warriors Program Director / 17u Head Coach

Coach Randy has been coaching AAU/Club Basketball for 19 years and has helped over 150 players go onto to play in college at the D1, D2, D3, NAIA and Juco levels.   His alums include 45 who went on to play at the D1 level, three who played in the NBA and one in the NFL.  Coach Randy started coaching Club basketball in Chicago from 2000 - 2005 with the Illinois Warriors where he coached teams at the 14U, 15U and 16U that won or placed in national level tournaments and produced players that went on to play at Illinois, DePaul, Northwestern, Duke, North Carolina, UAB, Kent State, etc. 

Upon returning to his hometown of San Francisco in 2005, Randy helped found the Bay Area Warriors program which helped over 100 players go on to play in college including 20 at the D1 level including top programs like UCLA, USF, Nevada, Santa Clara, etc.  Coach Randy has especially taken pride in helping players go on the play at elite academic schools like Columbia, Yale, Dartmouth, Williams, Middlebury, Pomona, Emery, Whitman, Colby, Lewis & Clark, Carnegie Mellon, etc.  As a result of all of these college placements, Coach Randy has a lot of valuable experience and relationships with the college coaching community that can be used to help current players in the Bay City Warriors program. 

Coach Randy has been the Head Coach at University High School in San Francisco since 2005.  In his 14 years the Red Devils have won a share of 10 league Championships, advanced the State Final Four three times and won the NorCal Championship in 2015 and 2019.

Coach Randy played basketball at The Thacher School and at Columbia University in the Ivy League and earned a MBA from Harvard Business School.

Bay Area Warriors Alumni