Donny Kadokawa is a graduate of the renowned Mid Pacific Institute (MPI) of Manoa Hawaii and is credited with leading the baseball team to win both the 1990 and 1991 State Championships. Donny played College Baseball and was scouted by both the Pittsburg Pirates and the Houston Astros. Donny has worked with and developed players in various divisions of baseball, from 8U all the way to Major League Baseball. He most currently worked with Yasiel Puig during offseason to ensure Puig would have a strong start in his new position on the Cincinnati Reds. He established Team Kado Baseball over 20 years ago as a result of his reputation as a disciplined coach with an accelerated baseball IQ. Donny conducting weekly practices, summer camps, and other baseball training opportunities for 300 student-athletes in his program. He also trains and supports upper-level players who have graduated from the program and moved on to play baseball at college, minor league or major league level.
Shorty Gutierrez played High school baseball at Overfelt High School. From there he went on to play college baseball at Mission College and Menlo College. Shorty was the assistant coach at Leigh High School with Mike Luna from 2000 to 2005, where they landed the CCS Championship Div 1 in 2000. In 2006 he became the head coach at Sobrato High school. He started the baseball program at Sobrato and took them to the Div 2 CCS Championship game in 2009. He was also voted High School Baseball Coach of the Year in 2009 by Mercury News. In 2010 he moved on to be the assistant coach at Mission College. Shorty then became Head Coach at Over felt High School in 2013.
Coach Gutierrez is our 11u Columbia coach. He has many years or coaching experience. Including Hardtke World of Baseball, Silver Creek High School, DeAnza College, California Gold Coast Collegiate Wooden Bat League, as well as Kado Baseball.
A native of San Mateo, CA Tim Quiery played at Junipero Serra High School and won WCAL Championships all four years including a CCS Championship his senior year in 2009. He then went on to attend San Jose State University on a baseball scholarship. Tim was a four year starter playing outfield and first base. Tim was a four time Academic All-WAC honoree and a two-time San Jose State Scholar-Athlete and graduated in four years with a degree in Communication Studies. He has coached for a collegiate summer ball team the Pacific Union Financial Capitalists and has just completed his third season with Kado Baseball.
Coach Bantilan grew up in Morgan Hill, CA. He played PONY Baseball all the way through high school and was on the 2005-2006 Colt World Series team. He was a four year starter on the Live Oak Varsity Baseball team and in 2008 they were the CCS Champions. He attended Gavilan Junior College and played baseball there as a pitcher, corner infielder and designated hitter. He has been coaching travel baseball now for the past 7 years.