WESTCOAST KINGS COACHES
"Tarp" College Park Head Coach. Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays and played in the Red Sox/Cincinnati organizations. 3 year stand out at Cal and starter in the College World Series in 1994.
Tarp began coaching at the Varsity level at Acalanes High School, bringing two NCS titles. Moving on to the Collegiate ranks at DVC, Tarp's offense lead the Vikings to a Final Four State Championship appearance. After 5 years at DVC, he accepted the Head Coach position at College Park High School.
Entering the 6th season, they've collected two NCS titles and Tarp was awarded with the California State Coach of the Year Award. As Manager of the Kings Elite Program, Tarp's knowledge of the game both on and off the field is second to none.
Kevin was a four-year varsity starting catcher at Las Lomas High School (2004-07), and his success there led to his 45th round draft selection by the Florida Marlins in the 2007 MLB Draft.
Kevin then elected to play collegiately at Diablo Valley College for Head Coach Mike Neu, and Assistant Coaches Andy Tarpley and Kyle Gross. He was a member of the 2009 DVC team that reached the Final Four of the California State Championship, but sat out most of that season after having the first of two surgeries on his throwing shoulder. After that, he transferred to UC Santa Barbara (NCAA Div. 1; Big West) where he practiced and travelled with the team as their bullpen catcher in 2011, while rehabbing from his second shoulder surgery.
Injuries put an end to Kevin's playing career, but also enabled him to begin his coaching career at a young age. He joined the College Park High School coaching staff (2013-15), where they won the NCS Division 2 Championship in 2014, and the NCS Division 1 Championship in 2015.
In 2016, he joined the Northgate High School coaching staff as an assistant coach, under Head Coach Tim Jochner. In Kevin's first three seasons at Northgate, they won two league titles (co-champs with CP in 2018), and were the NCS Division 2 runner ups in 2016.
Kevin took over as Head Coach at Northgate High School after Coach Jochner retired following the 2018 season.
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