Aaron Tavitas has joined the OLLU men's basketball coaching staff as an assistant coach.
For two seasons Tavitas was Women's Basketball Head Coach at Sul Ross State University in Alpine. He led his squad to the most wins in four years.
Tavitas earned a bachelor's degree in Telecommunications from Texas Tech University. He went on to coach both boys' and girls' basketball teams at his alma mater, St. Gerard High School in San Antonio, before becoming head coach and assistant coordinator of student leadership at San Antonio College (SAC).
A native of San Antonio, Tavitas was a forward for St. Gerard, and he led the team to the Texas Catholic Interscholastic League (TCIL) championship. He also played football and was a defensive back at Texas A&M University - Kingsville for two seasons before an injury ended his playing career.
At SAC, he served as the men’s basketball head coach for three years. His 2008-2009 team went 24-4 overall and 11-1 in conference play, and Tavitas was named Coach of the Year as his team won both the conference regular season and tournament championships. The next season, SAC was 23-4 overall and 11-2 in conference play, and his team finished as the conference runner-up. In two seasons, his teams earned seven All-Conference berths and sent four players on to play at NCAA and NAIA universities.
Tavitas then served as a graduate assistant for the 2010-2011 Sul Ross State University men’s basketball team under former head coach Greg Wright, earning a master’s degree in Physical Education.
He moved on to Canutillo High School in El Paso, serving as the boys’ basketball assistant coach. Canutillo advanced to the area championship for only the second time in school history, while the junior varsity team went 63-15 in the last three seasons.
|2||Cameron Fields||SO||PG||5-7||150||Kerrville, Texas||Tivy/Howard College|
|3||Christian Fields||SO||PG||5-9||150||Kerrville, Texas||Tivy/Howard College|
|5||Zachary Mucha||SO||G||6-4||170||El Paso, Texas||Silver Health Magnet High School|
|10||Ethan White||SO||SG||6-3||185||San Antonio, Texas||East Central HS/Lamar State College|
|11||Brandon Joseph||SR||G||6-0||185||Houston, Texas||Humble High School/John Brown Univ.|
|15||Carlson Goode||SO||SG||6-5||175||Columbia, S.C.||Blythewood HS/Dallas Christian College|
|20||Michael Saladin||JR||G||6-0||170||Beaumont, Texas||Hardin Jefferson HS/Houston Baptist Univ.|
|21||Xavier Woodington||FR||G||6-4||160||Honolulu, Hawaii||Brennan High School|
|23||Lennox Jones Jr.||JR||G||6-3||188||Richmond, Texas||George Ranch HS/Coastal Bend College|
|24||Darin Minniefield||SO||PG||6-3||175||Houston, Texas||Belaire High School/Peru State|
|30||Amiel Lewis||SO||PG||6-0||175||Houston, Texas||Cesar Chavez HS/Central College|
|31||Kierius Hood||FR||F||6-6||190||San Antonio, Texas||Holmes High School|
|32||Ryan Otis||SR||F||6-5||208||Houston, Texas||Cesar Chavez High School|
|32||Finn Wikczek||FR||F||6-9||205||Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany||Schillerschule HS|
|33||Zechary Thomas||FR||PG||6-0||160||Mesquite, Texas||Roosevelt HS|
|34||Ruben Monzon||SO||F||6-5||180||San Diego, Calif.||Goose Creek HS/Taxas A&M San Antonio|
|35||Calvin Kintu*||JR||PG||6-0||190||London, England||Barking Abbey/Western Wyoming|