Michael has coached softball for a combined six teams, over the last five years. He has coached baseball since he was 15 years old, for a combined 8 years. All in all he has coached softball or baseball consecutively for 12 years. Michael has been the Head Coach at Vacaville Christian High School and the 12U and 14U Play Hard Travel Baseball teams for the past five years. He joined SC SWAT in 2017 as the Head Coach for the 16U softball team.
Michael’s past has brought him to where he is now but he played a few years of Junior College baseball as a pitcher in Southern California at Pasadena City College and Glendale Community College. He played for the So Cal Bombers Baseball Club in Southern California (16U and 18U), in addition to one year for Arroyo Seco Saints Baseball (Southern California).
Michael’s goal for the 16U team is that they build a solid foundation, in an effort to introduce more technique-specific drills and training. He would like to players to succeed at the high school level, and continue to improve on their abilities and love for the game. When Coach Gomez was asked what his coaching philosophy is his response was, “I love coaching. My coaching philosophy is simple, if the athlete is not enjoying themselves or learning, then I have failed. Championships and trophies will come when ready, but it all starts with an enjoyable atmosphere, and well-rounded fundamentals.” Coach
Gomez chose SC SWAT because of the family atmosphere of the organization, and the eagerness to grow as an organization. He continued to say, “so many programs are solely focused on championships and accomplishments – SWAT is focused on the individual player their development, then their positive impact they can make on their team.”