Corey Cafferata begins his 7th season as Head Coach of the Mission Saints Basketball Program. Corey has led the Lady Saints to 100 wins and 73 losses in his seven seasons, which includes 5 playoff appearances and a Conference Championship 2014. Prior to Corey arriving at Mission College, the Saints suffered a 93 game losing streak which was the longest losing streak in any CCCAA Women’s Basketball program. The Mission College basketball program began competition in the fall of 1998. Coach Cafferata has established the Mission Lady Saints as a conference contender in each of his 7 seasons. In addition, Corey Cafferata’s teams have consistently ranked at the top of the State in scoring average. Coach Cafferata earned Coast Conference “Coach of the Year” honors following the 2013-14 season. Prior to Corey’s arrival at Mission College, Corey took over the Rams basketball program at Westmoor High School in Daly City wherein prior to Corey’s arrival Westmoor had not made the post season in 13 consecutive years. Corey’s coaching record at Westmoor High School was 149 wins and 56 losses leading his program to four league championships with a Peninsula Athletic League record of 49 straight league wins. Corey guided Westmoor to the CIF State Tournament twice reaching the Final Four each season. With Corey’s guidance at Westmoor, the Rams won the State scoring title three times.
High School and College
Corey started his basketball career at Jefferson High School in Daly City. Corey was a member of the Indians Championship team where Corey was also the co-player of the year in his league. His high game was 38 points against Oakland High School in his first High School basketball appearance. Corey would then transfer to Oceana High School in Pacifica where he would play three consecutive seasons for the Sharks. In each season, Corey was always ranked as one of the top scorers in the entire Central Coast Section. Corey is the only player to be inducted to the City of Pacifica's “Hall of Fame”. Corey is Oceana High School's all-time leading scorer, with 1,303 points and a scoring record of 46 points in a basketball game against Burlingame High School. Corey received a basketball scholarship to Alaska-Fairbanks University after his senior year at Oceana High School. Corey would later play basketball at Sacramento City College and New College of California where he was named the Big PAC Player of the Year. Corey also led New College of California to the NAIA District playoffs finishing his College career with 29 points to a loss against Oregon Tech. Later he was named NAIA All American.
After Collegiate Basketball, Corey entered into professional basketball playing in Canada, Mexico and the Cayman Islands. Corey was drafted by the Montreal Jets of the Canadian Basketball League where he played one season in Canada and later played a professional Basketball season in the Cayman Islands with Club Sparks. Corey also played professional basketball with the MBA, Mexican Basketball Association with the Tijuana Matadors. Corey earned the Mexican Basketball Association import of the year where he guided the Matadors to the second round of the MBA playoffs. The Tijuana Matadors moved to Juarez where the team folded. Corey would continue to play professionally with Athletes in Action and Race Express basketball.
Corey has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities, a Master of Arts degree in Sports Psychology and a California Special Education Teaching Credential. Corey’s daughter Dezzirae was an exceptional basketball player at Westmoor High School where she played four years for her father and in her senior season led the entire state of California in scoring and she would later play at Chabot College for Coach Don Queyrel and a season for her father at Mission College. As an insulin dependent diabetic Corey played his entire basketball career managing his diabetes through insulin shots, Corey is also a speaker for American Diabetes Association. Corey was born July 9th in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Coach Gabrielle Ludwig grew up in Long Island New York. There she lettered in several High School sport programs including basketball where she was named All-Conference and an All-Star High School basketball player. She later joined the United Sates Navy where she served for 8 years and is a decorated Desert Storm Veteran. Upon leaving the United States Navy she became a parent and started her career as a Scientist for Roche Pharmaceuticals where she has worked since 1999. Gabrielle Ludwig would later return to basketball as a student athlete and played two seasons for Mission College. In the 2012-2013 seasons, Gabrielle helped Mission College win the League Championship title and in the 2013-2014 season Gabrielle was voted First Team All-Conference player where she averaged 18 points per game and 20 rebounds per game. Gabrielle brings with her years of experience coaching and facilitating AAU basketball. Her coaching philosophy includes high tempo, focus on fundamentals and tactics of the sport.