Jerry Berkson / Feds Founder / 12U Coach Feds Blue
Jerry Berkson founded the Federals program back in 2006. He was looking for a way to provide quality instruction, without the exorbitant expenses that most “academies” were charging locally. The program has grown from a three coach, one team program to that has had as many as 8 teams with several highly qualified coaches. Jerry played at Hillsdale High School and was named an All-County Pitcher in 1987. He then furthered his baseball knowledge and skills by playing for legendary College of San Mateo Coach John Noce, where he earned CSM Pitcher of the Year honors in 1991.
After his playing career, Jerry coached along side Doug Williams (current CSM Head Coach) at Carlmont High School, where they led the Scots to a Central Coast Championship in 1993. Berkson went on to run the San Mateo High School baseball program, taking them from a consistent bottom dweller to a league powerhouse, with three league championships over a 9 year period.
Tony Silvestri – 12u Coach
Tony is one of the top athletes out of the Bay Area in the last 35 years. He was an All-League or All-County player in Football, Basketball, and Baseball. Tony was drafted by the Florida Marlins and played for three years in their minor league system.
Jason Gordon – 11U Coach
This is Jason’s second stint as a head coach for the Federals as he just finished coaching the highly successful 13U team last year. His teams quite simply, WIN!
Paul Witten – 13U Coach
Paul has been one of the top local coaches on the Peninsula for year. This is his 2nd go-around with the Feds and currently has one of the top 11U teams in Northern California. He has coached several District 52 Championship All-Star teams and beyond.
Greg Charles – 13U Coach
Greg, a local product out of Aragon High School had a successful career at Canada College. After retiring from playing baseball, he became an NCAA umpire, and has officiated games all over the country. The highlight of his career was umping in the College World Series in 2019.
Tommy Pejovich- 14u Coach
We imported from Hawaii where he coached several successful high school and club baseball teams. Tommy has trained many of the top local talent. With Tommy, you see great results.
Jose Gomez- 12U Coach
Jose was a local star, playing at Capuchino High School. He then played pro-ball with the Florida Marlins organization.
Dave Leary – Roving Instructor
Dave Leary, a former Hillsdale High School product, played his college career at the College of San Mateo for legendary coach, John Noce. The fireballer was slated to play for the University of Miami before an elbow injury cut his career short. Dave will work with all teams on all aspects of the game.