Jason Billie joined Danny Yoshikawa’s staff in 2019, reuniting the pair for the first time since 2003 when Billie was a player for Yoshikawa in his first year as head coach at West Valley. That team went 25-6 and advance to the NorCal finals.
Billie began his West Valley career in 2000, playing for CCCAA Hall of Fame coach Bob Burton. He started every game as a freshman and was having an MVP season when an injury forced him to miss the majority of the 2001-2002 campaign. He returned to Saratoga for his sophomore season under Yoshikawa.
Before playing at West Valley, Billie was a standout player in the South Bay at Milpitas High School. Playing for Steve Cain, the winningest coach in CCS D1 history, Billie earned All-Santa Clara Valley Athletic League honors three times and was the SCVAL Player of the Year as a senior. He was named to the Mercury News All-CCS First Team after averaging 18.8 points, five rebounds and three assists per game as a senior.
He transferred to Notre Dame de Namur in Belmont after graduating from West Valley. A two-year starter for the Argonauts, Billie earned All-California Pacific Conference First Team honors after his junior and senior seasons. During his senior year, he hit three game-winning shots against NAIA nationally ranked teams - #7 Emery Riddle (FL), #15 Southern Oregon and #16 Dominican (CA).
Billie received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Notre Dame de Namur and then began his college coaching career. With experience that spans over a decade, Billie has successfully coached and developed players at both the community college and four-year level.