We are very excited to announce Kiko Garcia to NorCal Choppers!! Kiko played 10 years in the MLB, for the Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies. Additionally he was the starting shortstop for the American League Champion Baltimore Orioles in 1979 playing in the World Series. Like many of todays coaches, Kiko became involved in fast pitch softball with his daughters where he coached them for College Park High School. He joined the Sorcerer organization in the early 2000’s coaching 18U with Phil Mumma. Together they won two back to back National Titles in 2001 and 2002 catapulting Sorcerer and NorCal to the big stage in the softball world. Kiko is also one of the top hitting instructors in NorCal.
Ray Stone has been coaching travel softball for over 23 years and has taken each of his teams to major national events with success along the way. Ray also coached around many college coaches and was instrumental in placing several players at the D1 and D2 collegiate levels. Ray continues to have strong relationships with many college coaches for recruitment. Ray was also a Division 1 softball coach at Elk Grove High for 11 years with many successful years. Ray is committed to keeping his success going with the Nor Cal Choppers.
Mike Altimus started coaching travel softball over 10 years ago. He continued coaching competitively thru the 16U level and has assisted Ray and Kiko for the past 2 years. It was at that time, when Mike wanted to get involved with helping the players get recruited. He has been building relationships with college coaches for the past 3 years by attending hosted camps, clinics and showcases. Mike brings a great knowledge of the game and understands the steps players need to take to both on and off the field to get to the next level. Along with the softball knowledge, Mike brings unbridled passion and energy for the game and the players.