Adam Varteressian

Baseball Pitching, Hitting & Infield

  • Owner/Director of Baseball Operations South Bay Sport Training, NorCal Trosky Baseball Teams & Kali Baseball Teams
  • NAIA National Champion (2005)
  • 100+ wins as High School Head Coach
  • Current High School Coach, Valley Christian HS

Adam played high school ball for Saratoga High School, earning both Pitcher of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards in 2000. He then attended Mission Junior College, where he led the team in wins, ERA, and strikeouts during his two years. He attended NAIA powerhouse Oklahoma City University on an athletic/academic scholarship, graduating in 2005. During his two years at OCU, the team posted a 140-19 record. In 2004, Adam was a member of OCU’s National All-Academic team, which finished #2 in NAIA national rankings. The 2004 team also set the college baseball record for wins in a season, 73 (all levels of collegiate baseball).

In 2005, Adam led the team in saves as OCU won the NAIA National Championship. Also in 2005, Adam signed a professional contract with the Richmond Roosters of the Frontier League, where he finished with a 7-2 record. Since then, Adam has coached numerous teams in California and Oklahoma, and provided personal coaching to hundreds of players who went on to college and professional baseball (including three MLB 1st Rd. picks). Coach Vart was also the varsity Head Coach at Saratoga High School from 2011-2016. In his six years, he has produced a .600 win percentage and made four trips to the CCS playoffs. His SHS teams played for the league championship three of his last four years, winning the school’s first De Anza League Championship in school history in 2013 and repeating as champions in 2014. 

Currently, Coach Vart is the Head Assistant Coach and Pitching Coach at Valley Christian High School.  With a history of winning and a track record of success at all levels Adam has been a main reason behind the success with Kali and Trosky Baseball travel teams.

Tony Sanguinetti

Baseball & Softball Catching & Hitting

  • Owner/President South Bay Sports Training, NorCal Trosky Baseball Teams & Kali Baseball Teams
  • 2-Time All-American (Junior College and NAIA)
  • Signed professional contract with Seattle Mariners

Tony is from San Jose, California. He attended and played baseball at Valley Christian High School under Head Coach John Diatte. During his time at VCHS, Tony won a CCS Division II Championship while being voted an All-League and San Jose Mercury News First Team All-CCS honoree. After starring at VCHS, Tony went on to start his college baseball career at Mission Junior College. His sophomore season, he was selected as both a unanimous 1st Team All-League honoree, as well as earning Junior College All-American Honors.

Tony later transferred to play at NAIA powerhouse Oklahoma City University in 2003. While at OCU, he was a 2-time All-Conference selection (2003, 2004) and earned NAIA All-American Honors in 2004. He went on to play professional baseball from 2004-2006 with the Seattle Mariners, Richmond Roosters (Frontier League) and the San Angelo Colts (United League), where he was named an All-Star. His individual baseball accomplishments speak for themselves. Tony’s passion for baseball and working with youth athletes prompted him to open South Bay Sports Training in 2007.

Since opening South Bay Sports Training, Tony’s impacted thousands of youth baseball and softball players with his unique coaching style and enthusiasm for the game.  As owner of SBST, Tony takes special pride in helping put together one of the best and most qualified coaching staffs in California.  

Andrew Simon

Baseball Hitting, Outfield & Sports Performance

  • 2-time CCS Champion
  • Played collegiately at University of Mary (ND)
  • Current High School Coach, Valley Christian HS

Andrew played his high school baseball at Valley Christian High School in San Jose where he currently resides. While playing at Valley Christian, he won two CCS championships under Head Coach John Diatte. After high school, Andrew played two seasons as an outfielder at San Jose City College. From SJCC, Andrew received an opportunity to DIII University of Mary in North Dakota. After his playing career, Andrew went back to coach Valley Christian’s Freshman team for 6 years.

During his coaching stint at VC he won two more CCS championships with the Warriors. Coach Simon went on to become the Head Coach at King’s Academy in Sunnyvale from 2011-2014 before taking a varsity position at Valley Christian where he currently coaches. Andrew has been with South Bay Sports Training and Kali-Trosky Baseball as the Director of Camps & Programs for years working with all levels of players and teams. 

Tommy Cardiel

Baseball Hitting, Outfield, Infield & Sports Performance

  • 2-Sport Star at MHS
  • Led SJCC in SB’s
  • Played at NAIA Concordia University 

Tommy Cardiel was born in Santa Clara, CA and raised in Milpitas, CA. He attended Milpitas High School where he starred at both football and baseball. At MHS, he was named Freshman Athlete of the Year, All-League in both football and baseball, team MVP of the baseball team as a junior and a senior, while also getting voted Athlete of the Year his Senior season. After his career at Milpitas HS, Tommy went on to play baseball at San Jose City College.  His freshman year at SJCC, Tommy was a starter, primarily on the infield.  During his sophomore season, he was moved to the outfield and led his team in stolen bases.  Tommy went on to transfer to NAIA Concordia University (CA) as a utility player.  Coach Tommy’s flexibility and versatility as a player has helped increase his knowledge and has given him an advanced ability to teach all positions on the field. 

Michael Chavez

Baseball Pitching & Hitting

  • 3-year letter winner at St. Francis High School
  • Gold Glove Award Winner at West Valley College
  • Current JV Coach at Valley Christian High School 

Michael played his high school baseball at St. Francis High School. After playing three years of varsity baseball under Head Coach Mike Oakland, Michael pitched at both College of San Mateo and West Valley College.  While at West Valley College, Chavez earned the Coast Conference Gold Glove award for pitchers.  After his playing career, Michael began coaching at Saratoga High School as a junior varsity Head Coach.  After two seasons with the JV, he began working as the pitching coach for SHS.  During the summer seasons, Chavez coaches the South Bay Legacy (Trosky-Kali Baseball’s collegiate team) who have won multiple Palomino Zone and Super Regional Championships, while winning the 2015 Palomino World Series in Compton, CA.  Currently, Coach Chavez is the Head Junior Varsity Coach at Valley Christian High School. 

Zeph Zinsman

Baseball Hitting

  • 2x MLB Draft selection
  • Received a scholarship to LSU
  • Played in the Toronto Blue Jays organization
  • Current High School Coach, Valley Chrisitan HS

Zeph is a native of San Jose and attended Archbishop Mitty High School, where he led them to a 1997 CCS title, sharing Co-CCS player of the year honors w/ Xavier Nady. He then went on to Mission College where he won the State Big Stick Award and named California Junior College Player of the Year. During his time at Mission he was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 23rd round but chose to take a scholarship to play at the national Div. I powerhouse, Louisiana State University. While at LSU, his Tiger’s team went on to host a Regional tournament, eventually losing to Tulane University in the Super Regional. After finishing with 16 homeruns for LSU, he transferred to Lewis-Clark State University in 2002, where he won an NAIA National Championship and was drafted in the 25th round by the Toronto Blue Jays. After several season in professional baseball Zeph has gone to coach high school baseball as both an assistant and head coach (Saratoga, Mountain View, Archbishop Mitty, and Valley Christian HS). South Bay Sports Training and Kali-Trosky Baseball is proud to have Zeph as a coach and instructor for our high school and prospect players.

Greg Mugg

Baseball Hitting & Outfield

  • Two-Time All-Conference Player in Junior College (Ohlone/Laney College)
  • Received an athletic scholarship to San Jose State University
  • Head Coach at The King’s Academy

Greg Mugg spent his high school years in Hayward, California. He attended Mt. Eden High School where he starred on the baseball field receiving All-League Honors is junior and senior seasons. Mugg went on to play his freshman season at Ohlone College earning All-Conference honors as an outfielder. The following season, Mugg patrolled the outfield at Laney College, again earning All-Conference honors. Mugg received an athletic scholarship to attend San Jose State University and play baseball.  After his playing career, Mugg coached ten seasons for Fontenetti’s Athletics collegiate team.  Greg went on to become the assistant coach at The King’s Academy for four seasons before taking the helm the last two seasons.  During his time with TKA, the Knights have made two CCS playoff appearances.  Greg has developed a great reputation as a top-level hitting instructor and has worked with several former and current Major League Baseball players.  South Bay Sports Training and Kali-Trosky Baseball are pleased to have Greg Mugg as a coach and instructor to all levels and teams.

Stevie Berman

Baseball Catching & Hitting

  • Mercury News All-CCS 1st Team
  •  All-WCC 2nd Team
  •  Drafted in the 31st Round by the Los Angeles Dodgers

Steve Berman was raised in Saratoga, CA playing his high school baseball at Saratoga High School under Head Coach Adam Varteressian.  Steve played his travel ball with Kali Baseball for five years, beginning as a 13U. Berman was a four-year varsity player, receiving All-League honors his sophomore and junior seasons.  His senior year, Steve hit .474 with 10 homeruns and a .632 OBP and was voted unanimous De Anza League MVP and was named to the San Jose Mercury News All-CCS 1st team as a catcher.  Berman received a baseball scholarship to play at Santa Clara University where he was an immediate impact as the starting catcher and 3-hole hitter as a freshman.  While at SCU, Berman led the Broncos in batting average twice, received many honors including All-WCC Freshman team, All-WCC Honorable Mention, and All-WCC 2nd Team.  The Los Angeles Dodgers drafted Steve after his junior season at SCU in the 31st round beginning his professional playing career. During his first season with the Dodgers, Berman split his time between rookie ball and Low-A Great Lakes.  South Bay Sports Training is excited to have Steve back in the program as a coach and instructor.

Mitch White

Baseball Pitching

  • Scholarship to Santa Clara University
  • 2nd Round Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Highest SCU draft pick in 27 year

Mitch White is yet another former Kali Baseball and South Bay Sports Training player back to work with our junior high and high school players.  Mitch was raised in San Jose, CA attending Bellarmine College Prep.  Mitch played his junior high and high school travel ball with Kali Baseball, receiving a baseball scholarship to attend Santa Clara University.  During White’s first year at SCU he medical redshirted due to an elbow injury.  The following year, Mitch played his first season for the Broncos, pitching out of the bullpen.  That year Mitch lead the WCC in appearances and was named to the All-WCC Freshman Team.  During his redshirt sophomore season, Mitch was named SCU’s Opening Day and Friday night starter on the mound.  White finished 7th in the NCAA in regular season strikeouts, striking out 10+ hitters in five starts.  At the end of the year, White was named All-WCC Honorable Mention before being the highest drafted SCU Bronco in 27 years (2nd Round, Los Angeles Dodgers).  After signing, Mitch spent parts of the season with three different teams while not allowing a run over his first 22 professional innings.South Bay Sports Training is excited to have Mitch back in the program as a coach and instructor.