TDO Staff

Jake Souza

Director of Operations



  • Graduated from Sierra High School

  • Played 3 years of varsity baseball at SHS

  • 1st team all league all 3 years 2B/C

  • All league MVP

  • All area MVP

  • Played 3B, SS and 2B in college

Jordan Kron


  • D1 pitcher at UC Riverside

  • USA Gold Medalist 

  • 4 years varisty starter at EU

  • Graduated with a degree in Kinesiology Exercise Science

  • D2 All-American 

  • CCAA 1st Team All-Team

Joey Dice


  • 4 year starter at Reed High in Reno, Nevada

  • D2 starter at Cal State East Bay (IF/OF)

  • Graduated with Criminal Justice degree 

  • AS A FRESHMAN (2016): Played in 22 games, making 14 starts as a rookie... Batted .268 with eight RBI and seven runs scored... 2-for-2 on stolen base attempts... Recorded season-high 3 hits (3-for-3) on 2/27/16 vs. Stanislaus State... Helped the Pioneers to a program-record 33 victories, a share of the CCAA North Division crown, the team's first-ever appearance in the CCAA Tournament, and the program's first trip to the NCAA West Regionals in 39 years.

  • HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Edward C. Reed High School in 2014...Played varsity baseball all four years of high school...Never had a batting average lower than .318 in varsity baseball...Had a combined 20 home runs and 95 runs batted in varsity baseball...Was named Northern Nevada Junior All-Star Game MVP in 2013...Second team all-league outfielder, 2013...Second team all-league shortstop, 2014... Batted .448 as a senior.

  • Record holder at CSUEB for most hits in a single game (6 for 6), most runs scored in a single game (6), & most doubles in a single game (4)

Patrick Kirby




  • Brings a wealth of baseball knowledge to the TDO staff with experience playing at the collegiate level.

  • Over 30 years of coaching at various youth levels throughout the Tri Valley.

  • A true student of the game, Pat is always searching for new ways to instruct and reach out to help his students achieve their goals.​

  • Graduated from San Leandro High School under legendary coach Cas Munoz.

  • Successful college career at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

  • Two-time all-conference player as a first baseman.

  • 1989 led the Mustangs to the Division II National Championship with 2 hits and a home run in the 9-5 championship win vs New Haven

  • Leading hitter for the Mustangs that year with a .333 average, 4 home runs and 46 RBI.

  • Played for the Wichita Broncos and won the prestigious National Baseball Congress World Series.

  • Number two on the all-time career list for triples at Cal Poly

  • Ranks in the top 10 in hits in a career, triples in a season, games in a season, and at bats in a career.

Dakota Conners




  • Graduated 2014 played 3 years varsity baseball at Sierra High School

  • 2014 ABCA High School Gold Glove award winner

  • 2014 VOL defensive POTY

  • 2 year All League

  • Started 33 games as a freshman shortstop at Cal State East Bay.

  • Played all 55 games as the second baseman on the 33 - 20 squad that made a west regional appearance.

  • Coaching both private lessons and teams for 5 years

Ryan Kirby




  • 4-year varsity starter at Granada High School in Livermore

  • Played college baseball at the University of San Diego.

  • Batted .344 with 6 home runs and 32 RBI in only 34 games due to an injury in 2016.

  • Set the school record for RBI's in a game with 9 and hit a walk off home run vs Arizona State in his first game back from injury.

  • Drafted in the 2013 MLB Player Draft out of high school and 2016 Draft by the San Francisco Giants.

  • Signed June and played first professional season for the Giants Single-A Minor League team the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes as a 12th round pick in 2016.

  • 2017 Northwest League All Star and League MVP.

Eric Gleese




  • 2011 Graduate from West High School 

  • Started his college career as a Renegade at Ohlone College of Fremont. 

  • his sophomore year he put together a great season on the mound with an ERA under 2.5 in over 70 innings which was good enough to earn him Honors. 

  • transferred and continued his College career in Honolulu for the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

  • As a Rainbow Warrior Eric posted an ERA of 3.71 over 40.2 innings in his two years of relief work. 

  • Eric achieved his debut in Pro Ball by finishing the 2015 season with the Amarillo Thunderheads of the American Association. 

  • The 2016 season was Eric's first full Professional season playing with the Santa Fe Fuego and the Roswell Invaders of the Pecos League where he pitched well enough to make the All-Star team.

  • at the end of the 2016 season Eric was chosen along with other Pecos League All-Stars to represent one of the U.S. teams in the World Baseball Challenge tournament in Prince George, BC. 

  • West High pitching coach 2016.