Head Coach Tony Carter-Loza has been at the helm of the Seahawks program since 2001 and has been coaching basketball since 1979 on three different levels. Coach Carter-Loza has coached previously at Cerritos Community College, South Gate High school, Bishop Montgomery High School, Compton High School, Torrance High School and two stints as an assistant coach at CSU Dominguez Hills. During his tenure year at Harbor, Coach Carter-Loza has taken pride in building a program on local area talent. This philosophy, along with a focus on academics, has allowed the Harbor Basketball program to move players on to the next level every year. Coach Carter-Loza feels that the program "is built on local area talent and affords me the opportunity to mentor and develop great young men. Our team is always 'Family' and every student that plays for the Harbor program is provided with dignity, respect, and a positive competitive atmosphere.”
From 1999-01, as an assistant coach Carter-Loza helped lead the Cerritos Falcons to consecutive conference titles and playoff berths. This experience under Coach Gary Cain, a former Head Men's Basketball Coach at Harbor College, helped propel him into becoming the next head coach of the Harbor program. In 2011, he led the Seahawks to their greatest season in program history with a South Coast Conference-South Division title and an Elite Eight appearance in the 2011 Southern California Regionals.
From 1993-99, Coach Carter-Loza was the Head Boys' Basketball Coach at South Gate High School where his teams won 3 league titles and qualified for the LA City Section Playoffs 4 times. Under his guidance at South Gate, All-City player Ronald Johnson received a scholarship to CSU Los Angeles, where he was a four-time All-Conference selection, two-time Division II All-American, and the all-time leading scorer in California Collegiate Athletic Association history.
From 1983-86 and 1990-92, Coach Carter-Loza served as an assistant coach at CSU Dominguez Hills under legendary coach Dave Yanai. During his time there, Coach Carter-Loza was responsible for player development, on-floor coaching, and recruiting while helping lead the Toros to the 1986 CCAA league title and an NCAA Division II playoff berth.
From 1979-88, Coach Carter-Loza served as a head coach at Bishop Montgomery High School, Compton High School and an assistant coach at Torrance High School.
Coach Carter-Loza earned his Master’s Degree in Education with Administrative credentials from CSU Dominguez Hills in 1999. He lives in Downey with his wife Cecilia, son Joel and daughters Nicole and Emily.