The former basketball coach Paul Westhead has been married to his wife for a significant number of years. They are devoted parents of four kids, one son and three daughters.
Paul Westhead and his wife Cassie have stood by each other through the highs and lows of their lives.
The retired basketball head coach, Paul William Westhead, was born in Philadelphia on February 21, 1939.
Westhead became the head coach for three National Basketball Association (NBA) teams and was an assistant on four other NBA teams.
Moreover, the former coach coached in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).
The Pennsylvania-born became the 1980 NBA champion with the Lakers and the 2007 WNBA champion with the Phoenix Mercury.
Not only that, the head coach was also successful in winning the title of WCC Coach of the Year twice (1988, 1990).
Paul Westhead Wife & Kids
The Saint Joseph’s alumnus, Paul Westhead, tied the knot with Cassie. However, the exact details of when they met and their wedding date remain unknown.
Despite being a famous personality, he doesn’t share much about his personal life. Likewise, his wife stays away from the spotlight and social media.
In an interview, Paul mentioned that whenever he felt low and demotivated, Cassie was the one who motivated him.
The couple has four children: a son and three daughters. Their son is Paul Westhead, and their daughters are Juliet Ritchie, Patrice Campbell, and Monica Lucenti.
Furthermore, they are blessed with eleven grandchildren, whose names are Grace Campbell, Anthony Lucenti, Luke Stickler, Sarah Lucenti, Cate Campbell, Will Campbell, Henry Stickler, Jack Westhead, Jude Ritchie, Abby Westhead, and Nick Lucenti.
The Westhead family resides in Manhattan Beach, except for Jack and Abby, who live in San Juan Capistrano.
Paul Westhead began his coaching career in 1968 at Cheltenham High School. After two years, he coached the men’s basketball team and taught English at La Salle University.
The first NBA team he was the head coach of was the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers won the 1980 NBA Finals in Westhead’s first year as coach, competing against Philadelphia.
After encountering disagreements with Magic Johnson, Paul was dismissed from the Lakers. It is believed that Johnson was the one who set up the coach’s termination.
A 1987 book titled “Winnin’ Times,” which delves into the Lakers’ history, claimed that Lakers owner Jerry Buss had planned to remove Westhead many days before the incident occurred.
After departing from the Lakers in 1981, he coached several teams until 2014 before retiring.
His final coaching position was with the women’s basketball team at the University of Oregon.
Following his retirement, Westhead hasn’t shared much about his current work.
However, Paul has authored “The Speed Game,” a memoir about his extensive coaching career in more than 20 colleges and various professional basketball teams.