Swagger Coaching Staff


Dave Jefferson

Director Swagger Travel Baseball, Top Tier NorCal Assistant Director

A baseball and basketball standout at Palo Alto High School, Dave was selected by the Florida Marlins in the 13th round of the 1993 MLB draft.  Dave played in the Marlins, Expos, and Cubs organizations as an outfielder.

Dave returned to Palo Alto in 2002, and established a successful coaching career.  His resume includes: Head coach, Palo Alto High School (2007); Head coach, Woodside Priory (7 years); Gunn High School Assistant Coach (current) Top Tier NorCal Assistant Director (current) and Director, Swagger Travel Baseball (current)


Chris Dean

Head Instructor, Hitting/Fielding

Dean of Diamonds Elite Baseball Training

Chris starred at Hayward High School, selected twice as California High School All-State, and to the 1992 Mizuno All-American High School team, playing with the likes of Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter.  Chris was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 11th round in the 1992 MLB draft, and went on to a seven-year pro career primarily as a middle infielder.

Chris has been a hitting and skills instructor in the Tri-Valley area since 2001, and coached the Alameda Merchants collegiate team prior to joining Swagger Athletics in 2015.


Brian Thompson

Head Instructor

Brian is currently the Head Coach for Swagger 10u and 13u.

Brian played shortstop at Hayward High School from 2006-2010 where he earned two varsity letter awards. He then played 2nd base at Chabot College for two years.

Brian comes from a family of athletes and he is proud of his younger brothers, one of whom graduated from Sonoma State University where he played four years of basketball. His youngest brother currently plays Division 1 basketball at Youngstown University.


BJ Boyd

Head Instructor

BJ starred in baseball and football at Palo Alto High School, won numerous awards as a prep, and was selected by the Oakland A's in the 4th round of the 2012 MLB draft.  BJ went on to a prolific pro career as an outfielder in the A's organization.

BJ was most recently head coach of the Bay Sox travel baseball team, prior to joining Swagger.


Richard Soliman

Head Instructor

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Junior Lopez

Head Instructor

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Junior Soliman

Assistant Instructor

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Alberto Pierre

Assistant Instructor

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Coach Jay

Head Instructor (Pitching)

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Neiko Sigona

Head Instructor

Neiko is a baseball lifer. He grew up playing El Cerrito and Redwood City little league/PONY before attending St. Francis HIgh School from where he was an outfielder from 2008-2012.

Neiko recieved a scholarship to play Division 2 at St. Martin’s Washington, but sustained an injury that ultimately led him to coaching.

Prior to joining Swagger, Neiko coached in San Francisco, Austria and Hungary. The National Hungarian Team that he coached won the first WSBC qualifying championship in the history of the country.

Coach Willie

Assistant Instructor

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Coach Eric

Assistant Instructor

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