In his first year as Manager of the Palm Springs Power, Casey lead the team to its’ most winning season in the POWER’s 14 year history, with a 35-3 record and an SCCBL championship. Casey has worked as a Field Manager in professional and summer collegiate baseball for 10 years, earning an overall record of 408-223 and five league championships. In 2012, he was the youngest manager in professional baseball and led his team to the leagues championship series.
He is an Associate Scout with the Atlanta Braves and Scouting Supervisor for the Southern Illinois Miners of the independent professional Frontier League. He is a graduate of Major League Baseball Scout School and has worked in player procurement at different levels of professional baseball for the past five years, helping build three championship rosters.
He has also coached at the collegiate level, including stops at Chico State University, New Mexico Highlands University and Harris-Stowe State University. Casey holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Columbia College and is pursuing a Masters Degree in Leadership and Management at Western Governors University.
Bobb Boetto – Assistant Coach
Coach Boetto is currently an Assistant Coach with College of the Desert where he also began his college coaching career in 2008. He has been an Assistant Coach with the POWER for three seasons and is also the Director and Head Coach of the Palm Springs Power Youth Academy.
Coach Boetto’s collegiate coaching career spans many levels of college baseball including; NCAA D1 UCLA from 2009-2010, NCAA D2 Cal State San Bernadino 2015-2016 and most recently Riverside City College.
Coach Boetto is a graduate of Cal State Fullerton 1991, with a bachelors degree in Communications. He is currently enrolled in the Masters of Coaching and Athletic Administration program at Concordia University in Irvine, CA.
Zook Richardson – Pitching Coach
Zook Richardson will begin his first season as the POWER’s pitching coach. Richardson has extensive experience in summer collegiate baseball, previously serving as the Head Coach of the Des Plains Patriots of the Metro Collegiate League as well as the Head Coach of the Chico Stix of the Horizon Air Summer Series.
Zook has coached collegiality at Shasta College in Redding, CA where he was the teams pitching coach for the 2014 – 2015 seasons. He played collegiality at Shasta College, New Mexico Highlands University and Point Park University. He went on to play independent professional baseball with the Reno Silver Sox and Chico Outlaws.
Zook has earned a Masters Degree in Kinesiology from California State University Chico.
Sam DiMatteo – Hitting Coach
Sam DiMatteo will begin his first season as the POWER’s hitting coach. DiMatteo played collegiality at California University of Pennsylvania where he was a two time All-American outfielder.
He played six years professionally where he had stints with the Washington Nationals, Long Island Ducks, Sonoma Stompers, Old Orchard Beach Surge, Traverse City Beach Bums and Trinidad Triggers. He finished his playing career with a .317 avg. 22 HR, 116 RBI and 42 SB.