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Jake Carrillo

Founder, Professional Coach

Jake Carrillo is entering his nineteenth year of coaching baseball in California, Nevada and Washington at levels ranging from Little League to high school to semi-pro. Several of Jake's students have gone on to play college baseball, and a few have reached the professional ranks. Jake is currently the hands-on operator of his own baseball school in Southern Marin, training hundreds of youngsters in every facet of baseball skills and strategy. Jake also runs summer youth baseball camps for players of all skill levels.

Jake has been successfully coaching youth travel baseball teams for the last eight seasons. In the 2005 season Jake was the Head Coach for the 11U North Bay Extreme travel team, which won the Central Regional Travel-Ball Championship in Burnsville, MN. In the 2007 and 2008 seasons, Jake was the Head Coach of the North Bay Dynamite travel team (10U and 11U, respectively), which had one 1st place finish and three 2nd place finishes in tournaments throughout Northern California. As both the Manager and Head Coach, the 2009 Golden Gate Sliders was the first youth travel baseball team entirely under Jake’s leadership. This inaugural team had two 1st place finishes and three 2nd place finishes. Jake is the Head Coach for the 2014, 10U and 12U Sliders teams.

Back in high school, Jake was a standout pitcher at Santa Rosa High School, making the North Bay All League First Team in 1993, 1994, and 1995. After high school, Jake played at Santa Rosa Junior College, CA. Since college, Jake has played on a number of semi-pro baseball teams and was offered a job as the pitching coach for the professional Sioux Falls Canaries in 2004 as well as a Major League scouting position for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2005. Jake has played in the Redwood Empire Baseball League since 2006 where he has been selected to four All Star Teams and won the 2007 REBL Cy Young Award.

Derek DeLaTorre

Lead Instructor, Professional Coach

Derek DeLaTorre is a seventh year instructor with the Golden Gate Sliders program. Derek was the Assistant Coach of the 11/12U Golden Gate Sliders in 2009 and was also the Assistant Coach with Jake for the 11U North Bay Extreme travel team, which won the Central Regional Travel-Ball Championship in Burnsville, MN in the 2005 season. Derek has been the 13U Head Coach since 2010. His most recent championship was in Steamboat Springs, CO the summer of 2013 where the Sliders 13U team won 5 straight games to win the silver bracket. Derek is available for Private Baseball Lessons, throughout the year.

As a player, Derek was a standout pitcher at Rancho Cotate High School in Rohnert Park, CA. Derek has played in the Redwood Empire Baseball League since 2006, where he has been twice selected to the All Star Team.

Thomas Alva

Instructor, Professional Coach

Thomas is currently one of Golden Gate Sliders private instructors along with being apart of Sliders camp instruction staff. He is in his sixth year of coaching, fourth year in Marin, CA and is currently the Head Coach to our 2014, 11U team. Thomas is available for Private Baseball Lessons throughout the year.

Thomas played high school baseball in Santa Rosa, CA and went on to play and coach at Humboldt State in 2007-2009. He currently plays in the Redwood Empire Baseball League. Thomas is a CA certified personal trainer.

Christian Henington

Assistant Coach

Christian is in his second year with the Golden Gate Sliders program serving as the 13U assistant coach. He specializes in hitting and brings a ton of passion and energy towards coaching. Christian played at Santa Rosa Junior College and at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, Arizona. An ACL injury ended his college career earlier than expected. For the past 11 years he has played baseball in the Tri-Valley men's league as well as the Redwood Empire Baseball League. Christian owns multiple league leading home run titles.

Glenn Brewer

Assistant Coach

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