Coaches

Janet Eleazar | Head Coach

Coach Janet Eleazar coached 12 seasons at Eastlake High School. She was the Varsity Head Coach for 12 seasons. In those 12 seasons, the Eastlake High Girls Basketball program ran-off 11 League titles which included a streak of 10 consecutive league titles in a row. Eastlake was a perennial Top 4 program in San Diego County each of the 12 seasons. In 2006, the Girls attained the highest honor in regional play by reaching the Division 1 CIF Championship game. They came away short handed that night. The following year they came back with a vengeance and not only reached the championship game but were crowned the 2007 Division 1 CIF Champions with their victory over Helix High. Tournament Championships at the High School level also included Best of the West hosted at La Jolla Country Day, the Nike Tournament of Champions hosted in Pheonix, Arizona, and he KSA Holiday Tournament in Orlando, Florida. Coach has had the pleasure of working with a multitude of great young women. She has helped over 20 young ladies play at the next level; Junior College, Division II and Division I. Throughout those 12 seasons, along with her High School Coaching accolades, Coach Eleazar maintained a youth club named Lady Titans Basketball Club. Her focus was on the young ladies from the 3rd grade throughout Middle School.

In 2009, Janet walked away from the High School game in order to devote more time to the younger level. She started up the Piranhas Basketball Club. Since 2009, the club has grown from 25 players to over 150 total players in all levels.

Playing Experience:

Coach Eleazar started her playing career at Southwest High School. As a Varsity player she received MVP honors, multiple 1st team All-Metro Conference honors, and was a Top 10 scorer in the county her senior season. From there she went on to play at Southwestern Community College where she was selected All-FCC and Defensive Player of the Year.

Education:

In 1997 Coach Eleazar received her Bachelors degree at San Diego State University. She continued on to National University and received her Masters of Education in 2004. She currently teaches Special Education and Health at Eastlake High School.

Philosophy:

Coach Eleazar approaches her role as a Teacher first. Through being a Teacher for 12 years and a Coach for 15 years, she understands that the most important thing when coaching basketball is to make sure the players come away with values that will help them with the game and life. Hard Work, Commitment, Teamwork, Responsibility and Loyalty are the core values of the Piranhas Basketball Club.

Lance Hickman | Assistant Coach

Louie Tufaga | Assistant Coach

Allan Paranada | Assistant Coach

Leiloa Tufaga | Treasurer/Fundraising Coordinator