Mario Bates Joins AVC Men’s Basketball Coaching Staff

Posted: April 22, 2016 in AVC Men's Basketball, AVC Men's BB 2016-17, Coaches

imageCoach Mario Bates joined the Antelope Valley College basketball coaching staff this year. 

His philosophy toward coaching aligns with basketball being utilized as an opportunity to teach life lessons of team work, winning attitude, accountability and respect for others. He was inspired by his 24 years as a peace officer with the Department of Corrections and through his own experience as a peace officer interacting with adults and mostly youth, Mario fully understands the challenges that our youth face every single day.  Mario Bates believes that “a positive attitude and willingness to give your best effort in life, in basketball and in the classroom, will create many great chances to be an Impact in our society.

Coach Bates brings a wealth of basketball experience and local contacts to AVC.   Welcome aboard.

  1. President, Founder and Executive Director of Basketball Operations of the AAU Crush Basketball.
  2. High School Coach – Antelope Valley Christian (2014-2016)
  3. Quartz Hill JV Coach and Assistant Varsity (2011- 2014)
  4. So Cal Crush Travel Coach-Ages 8-14 (2005-Present)

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