The West Coast Kings were created in 2012 in order to provide aspiring student athletes to receive the proper training in preparation for collegiate and pro baseball.
The West Coast Kings help college players connect with coaches and scouts across the country while leading student athletes down the right path to their next step in baseball.
High school and college athletes need a place to showcase their skills to college coaches and pro scouts, outside their respective seasons. The West Coast Kings were an immediate success with it's players not only having a tremendous first year, but gaining recognition from many D1, D2 and JC programs across the state.
The West Coast Kings were started by former pro players whose focus is on player development rather than simply winning travel and league tournaments.
The staff is compiled of former pro and college players with the goals to simply get players better on and off the field. The West Coast King Staff has a great track record not only as players but as teachers and mentors to athletes all over California and the United States.
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KYLE WAYNE GROSS
West Coast Kings, Inc. - Owner
Drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 5th round of the 2000 MLB draft. The son of former 12 year major league Oakland A's 3rd baseman Wayne Gross, Kyle played at Cuesta Junior College in San Luis Obispo under Larry Lee (current head coach at Cal Poly, SLO).Forgoing a scholarship to Cal Poly, he played 5 seasons for the Giants and was Pitcher of theMonth for May of 2002. Coached by Dusty Baker, Felipe Alou, Dick Tidrow, Lee Smith andothers. Born and raised in Danville, he starred on the San Ramon Valley Little League World Series team that won the National Championship in Williamsport, PA in 1991.
He attended Monte VistaHigh School and after moving on from professional baseball in 2006 began working with players of all ages in the Bay Area.In 2008, he was hired as the Pitching Coach at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill. DVC went to the State Championship in Kyle's first year of work, while having three pitchers drafted in the top 15 rounds. After 4 years at DVC, Kyle accepted the Varsity Pitching Coach job at localCollege Park HS.
College Park went on to win back to back NCS championships and has transferred 14 players into D1 baseball programs.Kyle owns and manages the West Coast Kings Baseball Organization which develops and mentors High School and Collegiate baseball players in Northern California. The Kings have a storied history of tremendous success in preparing student athletes for their HS programs andCollegiate baseball at all levels. In addition, Kyle works as the Pitching Development Instructor For the Pleasant Hill Hawks (2015-current)As an ex-professional baseball player and program developer, he brings years of experience and leadership to the organization.
Kyle lives locally in Concord with his wife and two daughters.