Kelvin Starr is in his third year at The Master’s University. He currently serves as the Director of Athletics as well as the head coach of the Men’s Basketball team. Kelvin led the Mustangs to one of the most prolific seasons in program history a year ago.
A native of Sydney, Australia, Kelvin formerly worked as executive pastor at Seven Church San Diego in Lakeside, Calif. Along with his ministry responsibilities, he served as the director of operations for the Top Gun Basketball Academy in San Diego from 2013 to 2015.
Starr’s coaching career began in 1996 when he was hired as an assistant basketball coach at Christian Heritage College (now San Diego Christian College), a position he held until 2002. During that six-year period, the Hawks won the National Christian College Athletic Association national title twice (1997, 1998) and made it to the NAIA Final Four in 2001.
Leaving San Diego Christian in the summer of 2007, Starr took over the coaching reins at Christian High School in El Cajon, while also assuming responsibilities as director of Sports and Recreation Ministry at Shadow Mountain Community Church.
Starr graduated from Christian Heritage College where he played basketball and earned his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education in 1996 and earned his Master of Education from Asuza Pacific University in 2000. He and his wife, Heather, have three boys.