Men's Basketball

Men’s Basketball

Men's Head Basketball Coach, Ravi Bhambra

Ravi Bhambhra, Head Basketball Coach

Ravi Bhambhra comes to Alameda after stints at City College of San Francisco as Assistant Coach and Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa. At CCSF, Coach Bhambhra was on staff when the Rams won the 2017-18 State Championship, finishing the season with an impressive record of 33-1. At NOC Tonkawa, the team had unprecedented success during his two years and finished with the program’s highest national ranking in school history.  His impact as a fierce recruiter and tireless worker earned him a spot in the Top 50 Most Impactful JUCO Coaches by Silverwaves Media.  

September 14, 2021 – Alameda, CA

College of Alameda has hired Ravi Bhambhra to be the new Head Men’s Basketball Coach.

Bhambhra comes to Alameda after stints at City College of San Francisco as Assistant Coach and Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa. At CCSF, Coach Bhambhra was on staff when the Rams won the 2017-18 State Championship, finishing the season with an impressive record of 33-1. At NOC Tonkawa, the team had unprecedented success during his two years and finished with the program’s highest national ranking in school history.  His impact as a fierce recruiter and tireless worker earned him a spot in the 50 Most Impactful JUCO Coaches, compiled by Silver Waves Media.

“I’m humbled and honored to lead the College of Alameda Men’s Basketball Program,” said Bhambhra. “A sincere thank you to President Dr. Nathaniel Jones III, Dean Dr. Amy Lee, and Athletic Director Coach Ramaundo Vaughn for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime. Go Cougars!!”

Here’s what they’re saying about Coach Bhambhra:

“Ravi is the most caring and positive coach I’ve ever worked with in my entire coaching career. He goes the distance when recruiting, mentoring, and developing players. College of Alameda is getting an extraordinary coach.”

Justin Labagh, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, City College of San Francisco – 3x CCCAA State Champion

“I have coached with Coach Bhambhra for many years and I can safely say that Alameda can be very confident that nobody will outwork their head basketball coach. He will do whatever it takes to help his student-athletes be successful both on and off the court.”

Peter Diepenbrock, former Head Coach, Palo Alto High School – 2007 CIF State Champion, Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame

“College of Alameda is getting a great coach but an even better person. For the 2 years of having him as my coach, Coach Ruv developed my game so much and had me in the gym a lot throughout my JUCO time. Man believed in me more than I did myself. I appreciate this man for everything he’s done and I know he’ll bring good character, excitement, and a winning culture to this program. Good luck Coach!!”

JD Ray, Point Guard, Sam Houston State University

“I would like to congratulate the College of Alameda on their hire of Ravi Bhambhra as the new head men’s basketball coach. Ravi brings a ton of experience to the job, having coached for years at the high school and collegiate levels in California, Arizona, and Oklahoma. Ravi’s leadership and positive culture skills along with his passion and energy will bring long-term success to the basketball program. Look forward to watching the Cougars play this season and beyond!”

Rich Forslund, former Head Coach, Archbishop Riordan High School – 2002 CIF State Champion

“I have known Ravi since he coached my son’s first AAU basketball team in 2012 when we lived in Palo Alto. He did a great job with the kids. Not only teaching basketball fundamentals, but also instilling in them the importance of sportsmanship and being good teammates. His mentorship was instrumental in building the foundation my son was able to take advantage of; ultimately, resulting in a successful high school basketball career at Gunn High School. Ravi was a great coach, but more importantly, a great leader and role model.”

Tim Page, Chief Executive Officer, CAI International, Inc. (NYSE: CAI)

“College of Alameda made a great hire with Coach!! He will make a great connection with the players, and he will push them to their limits every day. He’s a great coach and made sure to keep me on top of everything!”

Nate Goodlow, Hutchinson Community College, Oklahoma 5A State Player of the Year

 

I want to be recruited by the College of Alameda

CLICK ON ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

    1. Complete the form found here.
    2. If you are interested in playing an intercollegiate sport at the College of Alameda and you do not live in our local recruiting area (Alameda County), you will need to print out and complete a Form C – Out of State – Student Contact Form     (Word)
    3. Complete your enrollment On-Line: Click on this link to complete the application for admissions
    4. Submit a FAFSA or CA Dream Act application to see if you qualify for any financial aid federal or state financial aid. For additional help, contact CoA’s Financial Aid Department at 510-748-2184, www.fafsa.ed.gov
    5. Complete mandatory on-line orientation
    6. Assessment Test for English and Math.
    7. Book your appointment On-Line or call 510 748 8887   
    8. Plan your classes with the athletic academic counselor.
    9. Enroll in classes. Pay your fees

College of Alameda abides by the provisions of the California Community Colleges Athletic Code as well as the specifications imposed by the Bay Valley Conference (BVC). The nature of these requirements is very exacting. Athletes are advised to become thoroughly familiar with the requirements to avoid loss of eligibility. A copy of the CCC Athletic Code is on file in the office of the Athletic Director.

To be eligible for intercollegiate competition:

    • If you are an incoming Freshman, have just graduated from high school and this is your first Fall term at a post secondary institution – you are eligible immediately to participate.
    • If you have attended a two year or four year post secondary institution PRIOR to enrolling into the  College of Alameda -please contact the Athletic Director
    • As a student athlete you must be enrolled in, and passing, 12 units and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0. A minimum of 9/12 units must be academic. If you are planning to complete your studies in two years , you must average 15 transferable units per term
    • If you have competed in your first season of competition you must pass a total of 24 units prior to the next season with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0. A minimum of 18/24 units must be academic.

Off Season (Summer):

    • Enrolled into ATHL 6 Basketball Foundations or KIN 80 ABCD Basketball and KIN 58 or KIN 54 Weight Lifting courses during the summer session.
    • Summer non-traditional tournaments (must be enrolled in the above courses)

Fall & Spring Semesters:

    • Practice Monday Thru Friday From 3:30pm-5:30pm.
    • Pre-season tournaments are played on weekends and conference games are played on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights.

Our Contacts

Ramaundo Vaughn, A.D.ATHLETICS

P: (510) 748-2383

Ravi Bhambhra, Head Men’s Basketball Coach

E: rbhambhra@peralta.edu
P: (510) 748-2343

More Links and Resources