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
Stefen Shawnn Henderson has accepted the position as the California Warriors Director of Baseball Operations for 2019 (Joe Jimenez who was our previous Director of Baseball Operations has decided to play baseball this summer for a team in Canada). This is the second year that Stef will be coaching for the Warriors. He was the Head Coach of the 2020 California Warriors team, and is currently coaching the California Warriors Winter baseball team. 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. Stef was the Assistant Varsity Coach for Drake High school and also coached a summer showcase team. Currently he is in his second year as an Assistant Coach at College of Marin.
Stefen is a real asset to our baseball program. Not only is he a fabulous father to his 3 year old son, but he is expecting his second born girl on Thursday, January 17th. He has excellent communication skills, knows the game of baseball and his great coaching style brings out the best in student-athletes. Stef has experience in supervising and training all the California Warriors coaches and is responsive to individual aspects of the game. We are grateful that Stefen has accepted this position with the California Warriors, and we look forward to the 2019 summer season.
California Warriors Coaches
Kobi Allen played three years for the California Warriors and is now returning to help coach the Warriors 2020 team. Kobi brings positivity and good leadership to the kids he coaches. After three years with Warriors, Kobi attended University of the Pacific for 2 years where he played all outfield positions and batted in all places of the lineup. At Pacific he learned what it takes to become a division one player and the need for the attention of detail. He hopes to share his knowledge and encourage all his players that anything is possible. Kobi will be attending Cal State Monterey Bay this year and will be playing 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.
Michael Benz will join the California Warriors organization for the first time in the summer of 2019, adding to the 3 years of experience that he already has under his belt coaching 7-16 year olds. Michael graduated from Redwood High School and currently attends College of Marin, where he is on the pitching staff.
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.
Cameron Merriwether joined the California Warriors in 2013, and played for two seasons before rejoining the organization as a coach. He coached for three years with the CaliWarriors summer teams before taking 2018 off and has also served as the Winter Ball coach. Cameron played for Diablo Valley College and then transferred to Sonoma State, where he played infield for the Seawolves. Cameron graduated from Sonoma State in 2016 and is back in 2019 for his fourth season coaching with the CaliWarriors.
Steve Reinertsenhas served as the Branson pitching coach for the last seven years and has served as coach of the Branson cross country team since 1985. Steve has brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to California Warriors players for the past four years and will continue serving as the assistant coach for the 2018 Elite team this summer. Steve is also the father of two former California Warriors, Sam and Henrik Reinertsen, who both play Division I baseball at Davidson and the University of the Pacific, respectively.
Alec Ritch, a California Warriors player from 2015-2018, is returning to the organization after his freshman year at Middlebury College. The outfielder, who graduated from Branson, will be making his coaching debut with the CaliWarriors as an Assistant Coach on the 2019 Team.
Nick Roth played for the California Warriors from 2015-2017 and will be joining Steve Reinertsen and Alec Ritch for his first summer of coaching with the CaliWarriors. The Drake graduate is in his second year as a member of the College of Marin pitching staff.
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 is currently attending Colby College where is he walking on as an outfielder.