Heritage has a number of boys and girls basketball teams for junior high, junior varsity and varsity levels. Heritage competes in the Charter Athletic Association (CAA). Come join the program!
Click on your Athlete’s team below to access their webpage on the CAA league website with schedules and roster:
HS Boys Varsity BBall
HS Boys JV Team #1 BBall
HS Girls JV BBall
JH Boys Team #1 BBall
JH Boys Team #2 BBall
JH Boys Team #3 BBall
18-19 Basketball Announcements:
If your athlete needs to complete the required paperwork still for this season, please visit our Athletics Homepage for the details.
Jr High BBall Team #3 warming up before a home game during the 16-17 season
Meet the Basketball Coaches:
High School Boys Varsity-David Leavitt
Coach Leavitt born and raised in Monticello, Utah. Monticello High School similar to Heritage Academy provided an opportunity from an early age to participate and compete in multiple sports. In junior high Coach Leavitt played tackle football and practiced early morning with the High School girls cross country team so he could attend football practice after school… he also wrestled…and was was cut from the basketball team. We can’t leave out that he ran track and was on the golf team. During High School in Monticello and later Cedar High in Cedar City, Utah he stuck with cross country, wrestling, golf and found his love his Junior year playing soccer. Soccer would provide an opportunity for him to play collegiately with Southern Utah University.
He began his coaching career in the summer of 1994 right out of High School…coaching a U6 soccer team. Sports remained a huge part of his life as he continued to play recreation soccer, basketball, and really anything else that requires a ball. While his career path took him far far away from scholastic or coaching opportunities, that would change in the early 2000’s. While living in the Grand Canyon community in northern Arizona he found his way back into coaching as a Varsity and Junior Varsity soccer coach for the Grand Canyon Phantoms. After moving to Las Vegas his coaching career continued with recreation league soccer. Coach Leavitt continues coaching soccer or flag-football recreation leagues since Ainsley (now a high school senior) began playing in 2007. He spends most Saturday’s with his young boys on the soccer pitch or football field.
In 2014 Coach Leavitt would find his way to Heritage Academy Mesa Campus, where he coached varsity & junior varsity soccer. In 2015, he would coach flag-football and girls junior high basketball also for the Mesa, Campus. A temporary leave in 2015 while he began working for Salt River Project would end in 2016 when he joined the Gateway campus as a Flag-football coach. The same year he would begin coaching basketball with our junior varsity team as well as junior high soccer. In 2017 Coach Leavitt joined our High School Cross Country program and led our boys team to a 2nd place State finish….the girls team with only 5 scholars would finish 4th at State. He would complete his second year as junior varsity basketball coach and, lead junior high soccer team 1 to the second round of the playoffs. 2018, Coach Leavitt led the varsity boys cross country team to the first High School State Championship earned at Heritage Gateway Campus. He was also awarded Coach of the Year for CAA Division II. Coach Leavitt would follow many of the junior varsity players to the Varsity basketball team in 2018/2019 and help them return to the playoffs where they lost a tough first round game. Coach Leavitt will end the 2018-2019 school year coaching our junior high soccer team 1 as well as our varsity soccer team.
Coach Leavitt loves sports and strongly believes that those who are dedicated to the arts or academics will benefit by participating in sports. The life lessons and character building from team sports is impossible to duplicate. “My hope is to one day see every Heritage Scholar take advantage of participating in a sport during their High School career.”
High School Girls Varsity-Beth Cowles
Athletics have always played a huge role in her life, from being a player, spectator, coach, referee/ official and even as an occupation. She began her coaching career as a teenager, coaching softball and basketball. She has experience in coaching at the High School Varsity and Junior Varsity levels as well as at the Junior High School. Cowles coaches: volleyball, basketball, softball, swimming, track and field, soccer and even football. Her coaching career has spanned several decades and what really motivates her, is seeing improvement in players as well as their developing a passion for the sport. Her philosophy has always been dedication and hard work creates success not only on an athletic field but also in life.
A few great accomplishments include, Boys Jr. High Basketball State Champions “B” Division – Canyon Athletic Association. Heritage Academy. A Championship teams in Florence Unified District: Jr. High Girls Basketball, Softball and Soccer. Girls Jr High Basketball Division Champions and State runners –up EDUPRIZE school.
JH Boys Basketball Team #1-Coach Cyndie Ribelin
Bachelor of Science in Education Northern Arizona University
Physical Education degree K-12 AZ certification
Played basketball at NAU, softball, volleyball, United States Tennis Association team member.
25 years coaching experience (boys basketball, girls basketball, baseball, softball, girls volleyball, track and field) including Varsity coaching in the Arizona Interscholastic Association, Canyon Athletic Association.
Physical Education teacher/coach Northland Preparatory Academy. Flagstaff, AZ
Physical Education teacher/coach Heritage Academy Gateway. Queen Creek, AZ
CAA State Basketball Champions, “Coach of the Year”