Head Coach Keith Berg

Keith Berg resizeKeith has worked in college softball for the past 10 seasons. He began his college coaching career at Northern Illinois University before moving on to the University of North Texas for two years. From 2007 to 2011 Keith was the Pitching Coach at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, Ca where the Gaels won the 2010 Pacific Coast Softball Conference Championship, earning the team a berth to the NCAA Regional Tournament in Los Angeles.   Last season Keith assisted former Olympian and Head Coach Vicky Galindo at West Valley College.  During the summer of 2012 Keith worked as the Associate Head Coach of the Chicago Bandits of the professional National Pro-Fast Pitch League. 

Keith began his softball coaching career in 2001 as the Varsity Softball Coach at North Salinas High School in Salinas, CA. During his years at the school, the Vikings won two Central Coast Section Athletic titles. In 2002 Keith was named Softball Coach of the Year for Central California by the San Jose Mercury News.

Keith graduated from Excelsior College with a degree in Sociology. He and his wife, Shelley, reside in Salinas. They have two grown children, Travis and Lindsey.

Employment History

2013 – 2014
Head Softball Coach – Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey CA

  • Responsible for all aspects of the softball program including practice planning and game preparation  as well as managing the team in game situations
  • Organize the game schedule
  • Manage travel arrangements, equipment and team uniforms
  • Evaluate and recruit athletically and academically qualified student-athletes.
  • Promote the softball program through fund raising activities

2012 – 2013
Assistant Softball Coach – West Valley College, Saratoga, CA 

  • Assisted  the Head Coach with all aspects of the softball program with primary emphasis on working
    With Pitchers – Catchers
  • Assisted with defensive play during game situations
  • Assist in the promotion of the softball program through fund raising activities

May 2012 – August 2012
Associate Head Coach – Chicago Bandits, National Pro Fast pitch, Rosemont, IL

  • Responsible to oversee all aspects of the softball program including practice planning and game preparation at the professional level with a primary emphasis on working with the pitchers/catchers.
  • Manage  team play in game situations
  • Work cooperatively with the Associate Head Coach to manage team dynamics

2011- 2012
Assistant Softball Coach – Menlo College, Moraga, CA

  • Assisted the Head Coach with all aspects of the softball program with primary emphasis on working with  Pitchers & Catchers
  • Assisted with administrative duties, including travel arrangements, as needed

2007 - 2011
Assistant Softball Coach – St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA

  • Assisted the Head Coach with coaching all aspects of a Division I softball program -responsible for coaching and implementing practice plans and game strategies for Pitchers – Catchers and working with the outfielders
  • Head recruiter responsible for identifying, evaluating and recruiting prospective student athletes
  • Assisted with administrative duties, including travel arrangements, as needed
  • Assist in the promotion of the softball program through fund raising activities, alumni and community sponsorships, and on campus clinics
  • 2010 Pacific Coast Softball Conference Champions
  • 2010 NCAA Tournament Qualifier

2005 – 2007
Assistant Softball Coach - University of North Texas, Denton, TX

  • Assisted the Head Coach with all aspects of the softball program including player development and conditioning, practice planning and game preparation; Primary emphasis on coaching and implementing practice plans for the pitchers and catchers
  • Recruiting Director responsible for identifying, evaluating and recruiting athletically and academically qualified student-athletes
  • Assisted with travel arrangements, and other administrative duties as needed

2004 – 2005
Assistant Softball Coach-  Northern Illinois University   De Kalb, IL                            

  • Primarily responsible for coaching the pitchers and recruiting at the Division I softball level. Expanded the recruiting area to Texas and the West Coast.
  • Additional duties included assisting with practice organization, arranging the hotel and ground transportation, evaluation of prospective student-athletes and assisting with summer sports camps.

2001-2004  
Girls Varsity Softball Coach- Salinas Union High School District   Salinas, CA

  • Responsible for Varsity, Jr. Varsity and Freshman softball programs at North Salinas High School.  Duties included arranging game schedules for all three teams, monitoring the academic performance of student-athletes, fundraising and public relations, travel arrangements, equipment and uniform management as well as coaching the Varsity team. 
  • Won two Central Coast Section Athletic Titles
  • Voted 2002 Softball Coach of the Year by the San Jose Mercury News

Education

1977-1979                   Hartnell College                                 Salinas, CA      
1979 – 1980                Trinity Western University                  Langley, BC

2003- 2004                  Excelsior College                              Albany,  NY
Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies - February 2004

Volunteer Experience

2002- 2004                 Salinas Storm 18& Under Gold         Salinas, CA
                                   Head Coach

  • Duties included player recruitment, administration of practice including instruction of both hitting and defense, scheduling, fundraising, running clinics for the younger Storm organizations and assisting athletes in the college recruitment process


Assistant Coach - Ralph Bailey

Experience

September 2016-present
Assistant Coach Monterey Peninsula College

  • Manage lineups for game
  • Maintain communication with Head Coach and Athletes
  • Responsible for the input and keeping track of athlete’s stats
  • Work with head coach on implementing strategy,and position assignment,
  • Assist with travel
  • Help with recruiting

January 2014-May 2015
Girls Softball Junior Varsity Head Coach
Salinas Union High School, Salinas, CA

Responsibilities include coordinating practices, maintain field and equipment, uniform distribution, create and teach necessary exercises and drills to players, maintained player academic requirements, coordinated transportation to and from games, evaluated strength of student-athletes and determined positon of player, compiled game line up and coordinated parent and player communication.

January 2011-January 2013 

Girls Softball Frosh Assistant Coach
Salinas High School, Salinas, CA

Education

High School Diploma 

Salinas High School, Salinas, CA 
June 2013

Hartnell College, Salinas, CA
June 2016-Present

Certification

Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Certified
Date completed: 1/22/15
Valid period: 2 years

Volunteer

  • Girls Travel Softball Head Coach
  • Central Coast Fury, Salinas, CA- August 2014-August 2015
  • Girls Travel Softball Manager/Head Coach 10U-14U
  • Salinas Magnum Force, Salinas, CA April 2010-November 2013
  • 2013-14U NSA Western World Series Champions
  • Girls Travel Softball Assistant Coach 10U
  • Salinas Comets, Salinas CA- August 2009-November 2009
  • Girls Recreational Softball Head Coach
  • Salinas Salad Bowl Bobby Sox, Salinas CA- March 2005-August 2012
  • Boys Recreational Baseball Assistant Coach 13-15 yr. olds- February 1997-August 2002
  • Salinas Valley Pony League, Salinas, CA


Assistant Coach - Albee

Coach


Recruiting Director - Brandon Harris