Swarm Baseball 2023-2024

Coaches & Instructors

Swarm athletes are the hardest working, most prepared athletes on the field and the following list of instructors will help take your game to the next level. Many of our coaches are available for private instruction and will always take Swarm players first.

Angel Franco

Inf/Batting Instruction

The slick middle infielder from the Domincan Republic signed at 17 years old and spent 14 years in pro baseball including several with the Royals.

Contact Coach Franco for private instrcution at (480) 845-2335.

David Huff

Pitching/General Instruction

Born in Huntington Beach and starring at UCLA, Coach Huff was the 39th player overall taken in the 2006 major league draft. This talented lefty went on to play eight season in the bigs for the Indians, Yankees, Giants, Dodgers, and Angels..

Coach Huff is currently not available for private instruction.

Marcus Jensen

Catching Instruction

Currently the Oaland A’s Bullpen Coach, 6 years in the MLB, Gold medalist in 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Coach Jensen runs the Swarm catching clinics in the off-season.

Marc Kroon

Pitching Instruction

Over a decade in the Majors playing for the Padres, Reds, Rockies, Dodgers, Mariners and Giants, served as closer for the Yomiuri Giants with a 101-mph fastball.

Contact Coach Kroon for private instruction at (480) 800-9921

Liu Rodriguez

Infield/General Instruction

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Liu played for the Chicago White Sox and is currently a minor legue coach for the Milwaukee Brewers.

Contact Coach Rodriguez (602) 626-0595 or email.

Spenser Watkins

Pitching Instruction

Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 2014, this Horizon High School graduate is currently pitching in the Washington Nationals organization.

Contact Coach Watkins at (602) 989-2626 or email.

Ernie Young

Batting Instruction

8 seasons in the Majors for the A’s, Royals, Diamondbacks, Tigers, and Indians. Also played one season in Japan and is currently coaching the 2019 USA Baseball team.

Contact Coach Young at (480) 560-1398 or email.

Vince Arobio

Pitching/General Instruction

A two-way wizard out of Burlingame High School, Vince went on to star at the Pacific University and spent 5 years in the minors for the Red Sox & White Sox organizations.

Contact Coach Arobio at (650) 740-8480 or email.

Mark Karaviotis

Inf/Out/Batting Instruction

Top prospect from the University of Oregon, Coach “Shark” most recently playedfor the AA Jackson Generals in the Diamondbacks organization.

Contact Coach Karaviotis at (808) 344-2604 or email.

Mitchell Allen

General Instruction

Local star from Boulder Creek HS, Coach Mitch played at New Mexico State and was named WAC All-Conference in 2019.

Contact Coach Allen at (602) 525-5236 or email.

Jared Berkowitz

Pitching/General Instruction

Tulane University standout, winningest pitcher in school history, 2nd team All-American, set school records in wins, starts, and innings pitched.

Coach Berkowitz is currently not available for private instruction.

Trey Dillard

Pitching/General Instruction

Graduate of Desert Mountain HS, Trey went on to star at University of Missouri and was drafted in the 16th round by the LA Dodgers in 2018.

Contact Coach Dillard at (602) 516-0794 or email.

Logan Ehnes

Batting/General Instruction

Graduate of North Canyon HS, Logan played at Paradise Valley CC and New Mexico State where he helped send the Aggies to a NCAA regional in 2018.

Contact Coach Ehnes at (602) 370-4493 or email.


Pitching/Batting Instruction

Two-year reliever at Phoenix College, Assistant Coach at Shadow Mountain High School in 2017, competitive club ball coach since 2016.

Contact Coach Ellis at (602) 859-0445 or email.

Terrell Hudson

Pitching/Batting/General Instruction

The 2nd 3rd baseman in the state of AZ, Terrell took his talents to the University of New Mexico where he starred in the classroom and on the field as a two way player.

Contact Coach Hudson at (623) 229-9613 or email.

Danny Lutz

Pitching/Batting/Infield Instruction

Two Time High School Pitcher of the Year, NJCAA National Champion, The Masters University Pitching Coach 2018.

Contact Coach Lutz at (602) 819-9229 or email.

Miles Moeller

Pitching/Batting Instruction

Former pro player, Collegiate All-American Center Fielder at Ball State, currently Strength and Pitching Coach at Conte Sports Performance.

Contact Coach Moeller at (602) 708-6170 or email.

David Moore

Catching/Batting Instruction

Collegiate Catcher, Crush Hitting National Clinic Instructor,12 Years at Horizon High School as a Varsity Coach.

Contact Coach Moore at (480) 440-1726 or email.

Roy Muller

General Instruction

Over 4 decades as a varsity coach and 20 years with the Yankees as a pro scout, Coach Roy tops the list of legendary Arizona baseball coaches!

Jack Silverman

Hitting/General Instruction

Born in Scottsdale and a graduate of Desert Mountain, Jack played at Yavapai CC, University of New Mexico, and Chico State until injuries derailed his career.

Contact Coach Silverman at (602) 790-7938 or email.

Bob Strachan

General Instruction

Catcher at University of Arizona with a College World Series appearance in 1985, 32 years at Horizon High School with 30 state tournaments and 6 state championships, countless college and pro players placed.

Coach Bob is currently not available for private instruction.

John Casale

Program Founder

John started Swarm Baseball in 2013 with eleven eager and talented young players. Ten years later, Swarm and Swarm Red Elite National proudly has over three hundred active families with players age 7 to 18 and has become one of the fastest growing and most respected club baseball programs in the West and across the nation.