Steve Switala

Coach Steve Switala, sswitala@diginbaseball.com

Phone Number: 443-618-7521

Coaching: 4 Years

“Coach Swat” is former assistant coach at Anne Arundel County College, having played for, and worked with, Coach Steve Ballance after attending Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, MD on a baseball scholarship as catcher/pitcher. He trained under professional instructors Gary Kendall, formerly of the San Diego Padres; Rick Forney of the Winnipeg Goldeyes; Rudy Arias, Baltimore Orioles bullpen coach; and Elrod Hendricks, formerly of the Baltimore Orioles.

Coach Swat: “I’ve been around the game since I was five, with countless hours on the field, in cages, and at baseball facilities. I’ve played with gifted athletes and countless quality instructors. There’s no better feeling than to step onto a diamond and to lace up your spikes to play the greatest game in the world. Baseball requires more than talent—discipline, hard work, character, perseverance, and other qualities. Being around the game with good people can do great things for a young man. This incredible game gives us the chance to compete, learn to overcome adversity, and to create bonds that last a lifetime. I enjoy the chance to work with young players, and to help them work toward their goals and dreams through quality instruction and support.”

Coaching Achievements

  • 2011-present, Head Coach, Dig In Baseball 12U team
  • Fall 2012, as Head Coach of Dig In Baseball’s 12U team, led team to four semi-final rounds
  • 2009, Assistant Coach, Anne Arundel Community College
  • 2009, Maryland JUCO State Championship, Anne Arundel Community College

College & High School Baseball Experience

  • 2007, starting catcher, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD
  • 2005-2006, starting catcher, Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD
  • 2006, player, Baltimore Waves Baseball
  • 2006, Baltimore Waves Baseball, Maryland State Championship
  • 2006, Baltimore Waves Baseball, Dizzy Dean World Series Runner-Up
  • 2006, Baltimore Waves Baseball, Dizzy Dean World Series All-Tournament Team
  • 2004-2005, player, Yankee Rebels Baseball
  • 2002-2003, player, Northeast High School, Pasadena, MD
  • 2004-2005, player, Chesapeake Senior High School, Pasadena, MD
  • 2005, All-County Honorable Mention Catcher