Corey Cafferata is arguably the best basketball player ever to play at Oceana High School. In a three-year span, the 1986 graduate scored 1,303 points. Over the last 36 years, no Oceana player has even come close to that mark.
After graduating, he received a full scholarship to Alaska-Fairbanks University — maybe the only Don Novitzky-coached player who went to a four-year college. However, he did not play, as he was diagnosed with diabetes his freshman year. He later played at Sacramento City College and New College of California where he was an NAIA All-American. He earned his master’s degree in sports psychology at New College of California.