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SRVGAL ACADEMY STAFF
  

Joe Callaway Joe Callaway

Coach Callaway is SRVGAL’s VP of Program Development.  He is responsible for the training and development of all coaches and players both on the field and at the Academy.  In addition to teaching softball skills to individuals and teams, he gives numerous clinics each year to both players and coaches.  He is also the administrator and coordinator for the Stomper and Valley Stomper travel programs.

 

Coach Callaway has twice been named the East Bay Softball Coach of the Year by the news media, in 2004 by the Contra Costa Times and in 2005 by the ANG News Group.  He was inducted into SRVGAL's Hall of Fame in 2003 for his long term commitment and contributions to both the league and the game.

 

Coach Callaway has coached every level of softball from Tee Ball through 18 Gold.  He has over 15 years of experience coaching travel softball in the Stomper and Valley Stompers programs which includes 7 years at the 18 Gold level.  He was the Head Varsity Softball coach at Monte Vista High School in Danville for 8 years and is currently the Head Softball Coach at California High School in San Ramon.

 


Dean Roberts Dean Roberts

Dean is SRVGAL’s VP of Support Services and he comes to the SRVGAL Academy with 10 years of softball coaching experience. Dean has been involved with the SRVGAL organization since 2002. Dean was honored by SRVGAL in 2008 by induction into SRVGAL's Hall of Fame because of his tireless dedication to both the league and the girls of the San Ramon Valley. 

Dean also represents SRVGAL on the Danville Sports Alliance and San Ramon Field User’s group. His position at the Academy is facility manager.


Jason Kicherer Jason Kicherer

Jason was born and raised in Alalmo, played for San Ramon Valley Little league, and Monte Vista HIgh School as a Shortstop, third baseman and a Pitcher.  Jason went on to play college baseball at Ohlone College where he was an All-Conference third baseman and won the team batting title with a batting average of .388.  In that season, Jason hit safely in every in every game finishing the season with a 38 game hitting streak.

Jason continued his college at Chico State University where he was all All-Conference and All-Western Region third baseman.  Jason was part of the Chico State team that won the NCAA World Series Championship in 1997.

Jason is currently a coach with the Danville Hoots Baseball Club (18U), Team APS (both 16U and 18U), and the Crudale's Crushers (10U - 13U).  Jason provides specialized hitting, pitching, and fielding instruction.

Jason is married to his wife Lisa and they have aone year old son, Kai.


Lindsey Barnes Lindsey Barnes

A former collegiate softball pitcher Lindsey Barnes has also competed well at the ASA 23&U level.  Barnes believes that it is great to have velocity, but you must also have movement, and for that you must learn to spin the ball properly.  "No matter how hard you throw, you will get hit unless you can make the ball move", she says.  Mechanics are the key, Lindsey believes, which is a point of emphasis in each of her lessons. 



 

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