2019 Coaching Staff
The California Warriors coaching staff is comprised primarily of former California Warriors players who have played or currently play college baseball. We have a Coach Development Program that ensures our coaches learn subtleties of teaching student athletes about baseball while developing important life skills in leadership and interpersonal communication. Click here to apply to become a California Warriors Coach.
Director of Baseball Operations
Kobi Allen (email) is an alumnus of the California Warriors who will be the Director of Baseball Operations in 2020 while also being the head coach for one of our baseball teams. Kobi brings positivity and excellent leadership to the athletes he coaches. Kobi attended University of the Pacific, a Division I college, for 2 years. He is currently in his senior year at Cal State Monterey Bay where he will be playing outfield with his good friend and fellow California Warriors coach & teammate, Dominic Burke.
Kobi is a real asset to our baseball program. He has excellent communication skills, knows the game of baseball and his great coaching style brings out the best in student-athletes. He has experience in supervising and training both players and coaches and is responsive to individual aspects of the game.
California Warriors Coaches
Stefen Henderson (email) was the California Warriors Director of Baseball Operations in 2019. He has coached for the California Warriors for 2 years and will be joining us again in 2020. Stef graduated from the Academy of Art University with a BA in music production. He played 4 years of college baseball, and then was signed with the LA Dodgers as an un-drafted free agent. Stefen was the Assistant Varsity Coach for Drake High school. He was an Assistant Coach for two years at College of Marin, and is currently an Assistant Coach at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Dominic Burke played for the California Warriors from 2013-2015. Dominic went to San Marin High School and graduated in 2016. After San Marin, he attended and played baseball at College of Marin. While at College of Marin he recorded a 24 game hit streak while hitting .330 in his freshman year before transferring to Cal State Monterey where he currently pitches and plays infield.
Christian Merriwether is a California Warriors alumnus who played two years at College of Marin, where the Mariners won two conference championships. Christian is currently a senior at Rogers State University. During his junior year, he hit leadoff for the Heartland Conference champions, batting .318 with 14 SB and 3 HR. This was Rogers State’s first D-II conference bid, tournament win, and first regional tournament appearance. Christian has coached for the California Warriors for two years.
Steve Reinertsen was an assistant at Branson from 2010 to 2017 before joining the Redwood High School baseball coaching staff in 2018. As a member of the coaching staff, he helped guide the Bulls to their first NCS championship in 2015. He is in the Branson hall of fame. In 2018 and 2019, he helped coach the Redwood baseball team to back-to-back MCAL crowns. His sons, Sam and Henrik, are California Warriors alumni. Sam played baseball at Davidson College and graduated in 2019 while Henrik pitches at University of the Pacific. Sam has taken a job with the Tampa Bay Rays and joins a number of other California Warriors alumni working in professional baseball.
Davis Barkocy spent four summers playing with the California Warriors before graduating from Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep and continuing his education and baseball career at College of Marin. The sophomore catcher has coached summer camps at the University of San Francisco and at his high school alma mater, working with kids ranging in age from 7 to 13. Barkocy comes highly recommended by California Warriors Director of Baseball Operations, Stephen Henderson, who is one of Davis’ coaches at College of Marin.
Spencer Smead played for the California Warriors in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Smead played 4 years of varsity baseball at Branson and was All-League his senior year. Smead has coached for two summers with the California Warriors and will be returning for another season in 2020 following his graduation from Colby College.