O'Koyea Dickson, Sr. was born and raised in San Francisco California. He attended George Washington High in San Francisco where during his sophomore year he became the first (and only to date) high school player to hit a homerun out of AT&T Park. Upon graduation, he moved on to attend The College of San Mateo before transitioning to Sonoma State University on a baseball scholarship. During his first and only season at Sonoma State, O'Koyea helped lead his team to the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship. He would soon after be discovered by a Dodger Scout and in June of 2011, he was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 12th round.
Throughout his professional career O'Koyea advanced through every level of the minor leagues and in 2017 he was fortunate to get his big league call up with the Los Angeles Dodgers. O'Koyea made his debut on September 2, 2017 at Petco Park against the San Diego Padres. His first major league hit was off of Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants on September 23, 2017. During the last two seasons - 2018-2019 - he played professionally in both Japan and Mexico.
While he has been extremely blessed and grateful to have played at the highest level in three major baseball countries, he is now excited to pursue the opportunity to give back to the youth and next generation of baseball and softball players in the very area in which he calls home. O'Koyea has a natural ability to be a leader and mentor and is looking forward to developing every kid that he comes in contact with physically, fundamentally and mentally from a baseball perspective.
Chris is a Freedom High alum. Chris was raised in Oakley and was the first Division 1 football player and First baseball player drafted from Freedom. Armed with a mid 90’s fastball Chris spent 9 season in minor league baseball including time with the Whitesox and Marlins. A three sport athlete while attending Freedom Chris was all conference in 3 sports. (Football, Baseball and basketball) and was all-State in two sports (football and baseball). Chris is a member of the LUHSD Hall of Fame and the Sioux City Explorers All-Decade team. His proudest achievement is being recognized as the hardest working QB while in the San Jose State football program and being recognized by his former coaches and teammates as someone who they wanted to compete with everyday.
Since retiring from playing Chris has spent his time coaching local players at the youth-college levels including running the pitching staff at Los Medanos College. Past and present Chris has coached numerous pitchers and players to the all levels of college and professional baseball.
“Coaching is my passion and I couldn’t be more proud of what our area and community has done in athletics. I’m honored to help all kids in our area achieve whatever dreams they may have.”
Coach Wiebens is currently the Hitting Coach at Los Medanos College and Hitting Coordinator for NorCal Baseball. In the past 12 years he has coached Alhambra HS to an NCS runner up finish, a Junior College All-American, All-Big 12 Selection and St. Louis Cardinals draft pick. He has also coached the Bay Valley Conference batting champion in three of the past 4 seasons. He brings a relentless recruiting experience and will be a huge asset to Tenacity and the LMC position players offensively and all players in the transfer process to 4 year schools
Chaz graduated from Clayton Valley High school in Concord, CA in 2011. In his tenure there, he led Clayton Valley to their first ever North Coast Section Title in 2009. Hitting .343 as a Sophomore while tossing and 11-1 record on the bump. His Junior year he earned League MVP honors with a .448 a average and a 13-1 record on the mound. Senior year he was selected as the league’s Pitcher of the year in 2011 going 6-1.
College ball - Chaz played at Long Beach State as a Shortstop and soon transferred to local Junior College Los Medanos College. Bouncing back to a NAIA Georgetown College.
Professionally - Chaz played 4 years. Starting his career in Sonoma of the Pacific Association with the Stompers, winning the title in 2016 and was then promoted to the Joliet Slammers of the Frontier league.
In his rookie year with Joliet, Chaz hit .254 playing shortstop everyday and was named to his first Frontier League All-Star game. Shortly after he was signed as free agent by the Arizona Diamondbacks making it up to Double-A. After being released Chaz signed back with the Joliet Slammers and in 2018 winning another Championship.
2019 was Chaz’s final campaign of his career, topping it off with a career high 4 home run season and another Frontier League All-Star selection.
Since retiring, Chaz has been assisting Chris Bodishbaugh with travel teams, Team Combat/ Team Oppotaco, running private lessons of all ages (infield, hitting, pitching) and hosting small baseball camps.
Chad Highberger is entering his 3rd season as a member of the Holy Names University baseball staff.
In his first year at HNU, Highberger served as the 3rd base coach, while working with the catchers and hitters.
During the 2019 season Hawks’ catchers allowed 20 less stolen bases than the previous year while also cutting down on past balls. The Hawks’ offense produced more home runs than any previous season while also cutting down on their strikeouts from previous years.
During the 2017 and 2018 seasons Highberger was an assistant at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, CA coaching first base and working with the catchers and hitters. Making the playoffs in both years the Mustangs appeared in their first super regional in school history in 2017. Highberger helped to recruit the 2019 Mustang team who went on to win their first Bay Valley Conference Championship in school history eventually making it to the NorCal Final 4 becoming a top 8 team in California.
Highberger spent the 2016 season as an assistant baseball coach at Clayton Valley Charter High School under head coach Casey Coakley.
2018 – Pittsburg Diamonds – Pacific Association – Ind
2017 Spring Training – Gary Southshore Railcats – American Association – Ind
2017 – Pittsburg Diamonds – Pacific Association – Ind
2016 – Pittsburg Diamonds – Pacific Association – Ind
2014 & 2015 – Eastern New Mexico University – NCAA Div. II
2012 & 2013 – Los Medanos College – CCCAA
At Eastern New Mexico University Highberger earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Community Physical Education with a minor in coaching and is set to complete his Master of Education Degree in Urban Education this Spring at Holy Names University.
Jake Hom joined the Los Medanos College coaching staff in 2019 to help run the offense and coach first base. Hom played for LMC for two years, receiving 1st Team All Bay Valley Conference recognition in his Sophomore season before transferring to Briar Cliff University.
Alan Pellacani is currently a student-athlete at the University of Saint Katherine under former MLB pitcher Daniel Stange and MLB All-Star and World Series Champion Tom Brunansky. He is the University of Saint Katherine’s Student-Athlete Council representative and was recently named a national scholar-athlete. He also spent much of his youth life playing nationally competitive travel baseball, as seen in his 2014 travel baseball season where his team, the NorCal Naturals, were national championship finalists and played on television at the Demarini Elite World Series in Florida and Louisville Slugger National Championship in Southern California, finishing that season the #4 team in the nation on the USSSA power rankings. This team was also featured on Youth1 and other media outlets.
Athletic Performance Engineer
Masters of Science - Biomechanics
Level 1 USA Track and Field Coach
NASM-PES Performance Enhancement Specialization
CSCS - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
NFL Certified Coaching Certificate
National Lacrosse Coaches - Club Coach Certified
Bay Area born and raised, Michael Neal Jr. extended his dominance at the youth and high school level by playing at City College of San Francisco, winning a state title with the rams before earning a scholarship to the University of Nebraska at Kearney. At Kearney he was a two time all conference defensive back and one time All American for the Lopers.
After graduating from The University of Nebraska at Kearney Mike was hired full time as a sports performance and speed coach at Gamespeed. Three years later, and after years of tutelage from Aaron Thigpen, Michael found himself starting Real Neal Football @ Gamespeed, a branch within Gamespeed geared to Michael's first love and passion, football.
In 2012 Mike went out on his own with Real Neal Sports, a complete performance training business geared to all sports and all fitness levels. He was also hired by International High School in San Francisco as the sole performance trainer for all the student athletes. He conceptualized and incorporated into the curriculum a comprehensive fitness and training program and organized and conducted all aspects of conditioning and training for student-athletes. He implemented and taught a middle school physical education curriculum and went on to introduce sport specific training for each sport on campus which included: Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Fencing, Baseball, Swimming, Tennis, Badminton and Sailing.
In 2016 Mike began Real Neal Academy, a program designed by athletes for athletes. Real Neal Academy is a non-profit organization that works to help student/athletes accomplish their goals. RNA provides training, tutoring, unofficial group college visits, and opportunities to work with top educators, athletes and community activists in the Bay Area.