James Covell begins his first season with Caltech Men’s Basketball. Coach Covell’s duties include practice and game preparation, on-the-floor coaching, video analysis, scouting, and day-to-day operations tasks.
"It’s great to add Coach Covell to our staff," Head Coach Dr. Oliver Eslinger said. "He has enormous passion for the game and the connection between basketball and education, and his local ties are important for our continued development."
Covell comes to Caltech after spending the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at California Miramar. He has experience coaching against NCAA DII and DIII teams all over the west coast, including several SCIAC opponents. Covell played at Saint Katherine College (now the University of Saint Katherine) in San Marcos and graduated with a BA in business management. No stranger to the area, Covell grew up in La Canada. He is currently enrolled in the Master’s program for coaching and leadership at Concordia-Irvine.