The mission of the Bay Area Warriors is to educate and help youth develop athletic skills while gaining a level of confidence and self-esteem that they can use on and off the court. The organization aims to serve the youth of San Francisco through their basketball program and running travel teams, leagues, and camps. It is the Bay Area Warriors' goal to mentor as many young men and women in the community as possible, regardless of athletic ability, ethnic background, or economic status.

The Bay Area Warriors Inc. is an entirely volunteer run 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Initially founded by Evan Jones in 2005 in partnership with the First Base Foundation, it has since been reincorporated in 2012 as Bay Area Warriors, Inc., a 501(c)3. 


Randy Bessolo
Founder & Coach

Randy works hard to keep the Bay Area Warriors' many programs running smoothly, handling everything from coaching on the court to setting up events. He has partnered with Evan in running the program since 2005 and has helped build it into the organization it is today.  Randy played college basketball at Columbia University & has been the Head Coach at University High School since the 2005-6 season. 

Jeff Facter

Jeff assists as a Coach and has a passion for teaching Bay Area athletes. He is an integral part of coordinating practices, tournaments, and other events. Jeff has been the Head Coach at Gateway High School since the 2013-2014 season. 

Evan Jones

Evan started the Bay Area Warriors right out of college with the intention to help educate high school athletes on both sports and leadership.


Curtis Chan

Curtis has joined the Warriors coaching staff after running his own basketball program (New Generation) the last two seasons.  Curtis is an alum of Sacred Heat Cathedral and has been the Head Coach of Lincoln High School since the 2014-15 Season.

Josh Keough

Josh has coached and scouted for Warriors since 2007.  Josh played basketball at San Mateo HS and at Claremont College.

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Jason Greenfield

Jason played and coached collegiate basketball at Trinity College and is currently an Assistant Coach at University High School.