WDV welcomes Duane Faust as New Girls Basketball Coach

Today,  we here at Da Vinci are happy and honored to announce that Duane Faust has joined our staff as the Head Coach of Varsity Girls Basketball.  We look forward to the tremendous sports and professional experience Duane brings to our schools as well as the Wiseburn Da Vinci Girls Basketball Team.  As administrators, staff, players and parents,  Duane has expressed a personal interest in bringing us all together to map out the “pursuit of excellence” for our children academically and athletically.  I couldn’t think of a better coach to achieve both for us.

Coach Duane Faust was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts while being raised in Washington D.C. and the surrounding suburbs. Growing up his home life was centered on faith in God and family.  Early on, it was evident that Duane developed two interests – basketball & business. He excelled in his high school basketball career by attending and graduating from DeMatha Catholic High School,  the #1 nationally ranked basketball team in 1985.  Duane’s DeMatha team featured NBA players such as Danny Ferry and Jerod Mustafa of the Washington Bullets and Phoenix Suns respectively.  Although being on a star-studded #1 high school basketball team in America,  Duane flourished and earned Maryland High School All Star credentials as a senior coupled with a four-year scholarship to attend the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in 1986.   At UMBC Duane’s talent, skill and drive became more evident earning him top 50 college freshman honors and going on to become a one-thousand-point UMBC player.  His shooting achievements still have him listed as the 19th all-time school scorer in UMBC history.

​After an extensive basketball career, Duane decided to go into business and mortgages where he used his competitive drive to work for some of the biggest banks in the industry including Wells Fargo, Countrywide and Bank of America.  Duane’s intimate knowledge of the mortgage industry ultimately led him to start his own mortgage company that grew to his overseeing 53 employees and managing 3 million in revenue annually. 

While business was also a passion for Duane, in 2014,  he decided to return to his first love of basketball seizing an opportunity to coach his daughter, Alana Faust, at her middle school, Wiseburn Middle School (formerly Dana Middle School). At Wisebrun,  Duane achieved phenomenal success once again having winning seasons in all 7 years he coached as well as claiming the league championship in 2015.  Even after his daughter Alana had left Wiseburn, Duane continued to coach the Wiseburn girls’ basketball team to success; instilling the principals of discipline, work ethic and character into his players the same way he did with his daughter Alana, who went on to become league Volleyball MVP here at Da Vinci and his other daughter, Maleah Faust, who plays for the Varsity Girls Volleyball team currently.     

Therefore, please join me in welcoming Duane home to his roots where his own children have represented our school so well as he looks forward to doing the same as a part of our staff. 


Nicholas Davidson


Kevin Kohigashi

By |2023-08-29T09:26:59-07:00August 28th, 2023|Basketball|Comments Off on WDV welcomes Duane Faust as New Girls Basketball Coach

Boys Basketball Tryouts

Boys Basketball tryouts for grades 9-12 will be August 31 at the Wiseburn Da Vinci gym from 4:15-6:15. All students are welcome. We request you please fill out this google form before tryouts even if you have played in previous seasons.


If you have any questions, please email Coach Amaral

By |2023-08-10T14:06:25-07:00August 14th, 2023|Basketball|Comments Off on Boys Basketball Tryouts

Updates for the week in Athletics 2/7-2/10

Please come out to support our Wiseburn Da Vinci Wolves Boys’ Basketball team at 7PM on Wednesday, 2/8/23 for their round 1 CIF Playoff game!
The game will be held in our own WDV Gym. Doors will open at 6PM. Please be sure to show your ticket at the door for entry.
All tickets must be purchased online at gofan.com.
The QR Code can be found above to purchase general admission tickets to this event.

By |2023-02-07T13:51:17-08:00February 7th, 2023|Basketball|Comments Off on Updates for the week in Athletics 2/7-2/10

Athletic Program Flash Sale!

Attention students, staff, and families! There is a flash store that is open now and will close soon! Don’t miss a chance to show your Wiseburn Da Vinci Wolves pride while supporting all of our athletic teams with your purchase. Please wear these items at any and all sporting events!
Thank you so much for supporting our growing athletics program.
-Marissa, Wiseburn Da Vinci Athletics Director

Check out the shop details below.

– Click here to shop
– Store Open From: January 23 – January 30, 2023

By |2023-01-25T14:24:22-08:00January 25th, 2023|Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Cheer, Cross Country, News, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track & Field, Training, Volleyball|Comments Off on Athletic Program Flash Sale!

Athletics Update 1/23-1/28

Beach Volleyball try outs are here!
Monday 1/30 and Wednesday 2/1 from 4:30-6:00PM
@ Dockweiler Beach Youth Center Courts
Please contact coach Darryl Kim for more information at darrylkim@davincischools.org
*If you can’t make it, please let me know ahead of time. Please arrive early for check-in, bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and a towel. Athletic attire is highly recommended.

The following week we will officially start our practices. Players can only practice if they have been registered and cleared through the Home Campus Athletic Clearance. Please take care of your physical exams and uploading the required documents as soon as possible.

Pioneer League Winter Sports:
Girls Soccer plays Monday 1/23 @ Juan Anza vs Torrance V 4:15PM & JV 5:45PM
Wednesday, 1/25 @ West V-3:30PM, JV-5:00PM
Friday vs Lawndale @ Juan Anza V only 4:15PM

Boys Soccer plays @ Torrance on Monday 1/23 V 3:30PM, JV 5:00PM.

Wednesday 1/25 JV/V play @ Juan de Anza at 4:30/6:00PM respectively.

Friday 1/27 Boys play Lawndale @ Juan de Anza, following the girls game. JV /V at 5:45/7:00PM.


Monday 1/23 all teams play @ Torrance. JV B at 3:30PM, V G at 5:30PM, V B at 7:00PM.

Wednesday 1/25 all teams play home @ WDV gym vs West Torrance at the same times.

Friday 1/27 all teams play @ Lawndale at the same times.


The WDV Archery Team will be attending their first competition on Friday 1/27 at High Tech Archery in Fullerton!

Spring Athletes:

Reminder that you must be cleared on CIF Home campus to practice/play a sport. 

Please do not email or print out forms or leave them in the front office, they must be uploaded to CIF Home campus for clearance.

Good luck to all teams competing this week!

Marissa Crook

By |2023-01-23T11:20:00-08:00January 23rd, 2023|Archery, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball|Comments Off on Athletics Update 1/23-1/28

Weekly Athletics Updates for 12/19-12/23 (revision)

Happy Winter Break, WDV Wolves! As we go into our Winter Break, some of our athletic teams will continue to practice and compete in the upcoming weeks. This week we have the following announcements for athletics:

Boys Volleyball
For current Winter Team Student-Athletes only: If you were unable to attend December 5th, 6th, or 7th tryouts, we are holding a one day tryout on December 21st from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the WDV Gym. If you are interested, please confirm your attendance with Coach Mylah Wessels at mwessels@davincischools.org. Please let your current Winter sport coach know that you would like to attend the volleyball tryout.

Boys Soccer
This Monday, December 19th, we have our JV and V Boys Soccer playing home games at Juan de Anza at 4:30pm and 6:00pm respectively. They will also play away at Firebaugh on Tuesday, December 20th JV plays at 2:30PM, V at 4:30PM.

Boys Basketball
Our V Boys Basketball team will be playing away games in the Dwan Hurt Tournament from Monday, December 19th- Thursday, December 22nd.

JV Boys Basketball picked up two tournament games at 1pm to be played at West Torrance H.S. on Monday, 19th and Tuesday the 20th.

Girls Soccer
Our JV Girls Soccer Team will be playing at Valley Christian on Thursday, December 22nd at 2pm.

Go Wolves!

Track and Field try-out results: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sacHTPsgmJZpYNTmElr9MJ51WSQOx7m4/view?usp=sharing


By |2022-12-19T14:58:18-08:00December 19th, 2022|Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball|Comments Off on Weekly Athletics Updates for 12/19-12/23 (revision)

Weekly Athletics Updates for the week of December 12-17th

Tuesday, December 13th, we will host our first Pioneer League games for our Winter Sports!

Boys and Girls Basketball will play against South Torrance at home at the WDV Gym!  JV plays at 3:30PM, Girls at 5:30PM, and Varsity Boys at 7:00PM.

Boys Soccer plays at our home field of Juan de Anza vs South Torrance. JV plays at 4:30PM. V plays at 6:00PM.

Girls Soccer plays against South Torrance @ South Torrance High School. JV plays at 5:00pm, V plays at 6:30PM.

Thursday, December 15th, JV Girls Soccer plays at 3:30PM vs Mira Costa @ Mira Costa High School.

Friday, December 16th, Boys Soccer plays @ our home field of Juan de Anza vs Animo Leadership at 5:00PM and 7:00PM.

Basketball Girls and Boys Teams will all travel to the Geffen Academy located on the campus of UCLA on Friday. JV boys will play at: 4:00PM, V Girls play at 5:30PM, and V Boys will play at 7:00pm.

Saturday, December 17th, Girls JV and V Soccer will travel to compete in the Best in the West Tournament.

On Thursday, December 15th, Softball try-out announcements will be released by the coaches to players. See the coaches for these details.

Boys Basketball highlight:

Boys Varsity Basketball placed 2nd in the 2nd Annual Wiseburn Da Vinci Holiday Classic over Thanksgiving break. Both Junior Alonzo Gonzalez and Freshman Jameson Johnson were named to the All Tournament team!
This past week Varsity was able to win the Calvary Chapel Downey Tournament with an impressive 63-52 victory over Whitney HS. Sophomore Ahmose Daniels was named Tournament MVP and Junior Alonzo Gonzalez made it back to back All Tournament selections.

Good luck this week to all our Wiseburn Da Vinci Wolves!

By |2022-12-12T14:30:17-08:00December 12th, 2022|Basketball, Soccer, Softball|Comments Off on Weekly Athletics Updates for the week of December 12-17th

This Week In Athletics!

Welcome to our weekly Athletics updates. As always, you can find game times on our Athletics Calendar that is linked on the WDV Athletics website. We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! 

SOFTBALL IS HERE! Try outs will be held on Dec 5th & 6th @ Del Aire Park: 12601 Isis Ave. Hawthorne, CA 90250, from 4:30-6:30pm.

Bring: glove, bat, helmet, and water
Wear: softball clothes and cleats
Questions? Contact Coach Jose at jcervantes@davincischools.org and Coach JT at jtorres@davincischools.org


Girl’s Basketball plays in St. Monica Tournament this week @ St. Monica H.S.: Nov. 28-Dec. 1. Nov. 28: 3:00pm, Nov. 29:6:00pm, Nov. 30: 3:00pm, Dec. 1 TBD.
Nov. 28-Dec. 3: Home JV Boys Basketball Tournament (Athletes will be released early at 2:45 M-W.


Soccer Boys and Girls Soccer games kick off this week with games on:

Girls JV Soccer: Nov. 28 @ Juan Anza at 4:15, Nov. 30 @ Juan Anza at 5:00pm.

Girls Varsity Soccer: Nov. 28 @ Juan Anza at 5:45pm.
Dec. 2, 3, 5, Bellflower Tournament @ Bellflower and Norwalk H.S. See coaches for game time details.

Boys Soccer: play @ Beverly Hills Nov. 28 JV: 6:00PM, V: 7:30PM.  Nov. 30 @Lynwood. JV: 4:30PM  V:6:00PM

Dec. 1@ Juan Anza vs Culver City. JV: 4:30PM, V: 6:00PM

Previous updates:


Track and Field Time/Distance Trials
When: Mon. Wed. Fri. December 5th, 7th and 9th
Where: El Segundo High School Track
Time: 3:45-6:00 p.m. (Bus Provided-Pick up in back of pool)

Questions? Contact: cjackson@davincischools.org
Follow this LINK for sign-ups and information


Boys Volleyball Tryouts Dec 5th, 6th and 7th at WDV Gym
Try-outs : 4:30pm-6pm. Athletic attire recommended.

For questions contact: jwessels@davincischools.org



By |2022-11-28T12:41:12-08:00November 28th, 2022|Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, Uncategorized, Volleyball|Comments Off on This Week In Athletics!
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