Velasquez joins Saint Martin’s after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at South Puget Sound Community College. While at SPSCC, Velasquez helped lead the Clippers to an overall record of 48-13 and a pair of NWAC West Region Championships. Landon credits Velasquez as the architect of their pressing defense that led the entire NWAC in scoring defense in each of the last two seasons.
At SPSCC, Velasquez assisted in every aspect of the program while also working full time in student services. In addition to his coaching role at SPSCC, Velasquez also coached with Washington Supreme, one of the top AAU programs in the state.
Prior to his time at SPSCC, Velasquez worked two seasons in the NBA as a video analyst for the Portland Trailblazers
Velasquez enjoyed a successful playing career in college, starting at Cabrillo College (CA) where he won two conference titles, was named conference MVP and selected to the all-state team. Velasquez then transferred to Concordia University in 2012 where he went on to become an all-conference point guard. Velasquez won 48 games during his two years at Concordia and led the Cavaliers to their best season in program history (25-7) in 2014-15.