Baseball Coaching Staff

Baseball Head Coach

David Shermet

davidshermet@westcliff.edu

Coach Shermet comes to Westcliff University with a tremendous baseball background. While attending Cypress High School, he was a first team All-County selection and played in the All-County All Star game his senior year.

He earned a scholarship to the University of Arizona and was part of the 1986 National Championship team and graduated as the career home run leader. He still appears in many career leading categories at the U of A and played in Taiwan representing the United States in tournaments there.

After playing one season in the Alaska League and two seasons in the Cape Cod League, he was drafted in the 12th round by the Houston Astros organization. Most recently, David has been the outfielders coach and worked with the hitters at Irvine Valley College. David lives in Irvine and is honored to represent such a prestigious university as Westcliff on the baseball field.

Baseball Assistant Coach

Bryan Swartz

Baseball Assistant Coach

Randy Barker

Randy was born in Lodi, California and lived his pre-teen years near the doorstep of the Lodi Crushers (Padres, Dodgers) Single-A California League team. Randy developed his love of baseball by participating in as many baseball events as he could find as a batboy, ball boy, foul ball retriever and playing Little League. At 13, Randy’s family moved south to Porterville, California where Randy played baseball and football all four years at Porterville High School in California’s San Joaquin Valley. He primarily played first base but also played some outfield and designated hitter, graduating in 1976.

While he loved sports his strong ability and interest in analysis steered him in other directions. Randy received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Fresno State University in 1983. After 30 years in the aerospace industry working on the B-1, B-2, F-18, X-35 and others, Randy decided to combine his skills developed as an analyst in the aerospace industry with his interest and experience in baseball to become a baseball coach and a student of baseball analytics. During those 30 years in aerospace Randy did double duty as a coach and administrator of youth and adult sports teams for many of those years.

Randy is extremely excited about the opportunity to help build the Westcliff University Warriors baseball program from the ground level, and has very high expectations for his athletes both in the classroom and on the field.

Currently, Randy resides in Laguna Woods, CA with his beautiful wife of 41 years, Keithla and near his proudest achievements, his daughters Rebecca, Sarah and Jessica, and grandchildren Jacob(13), Elias(6), Zoe(4), Isaiah(1) and Evan(newborn).

Baseball Assistant Coach

Nolan Boggini

Nolan played high school baseball at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, CA. After he graduated, Nolan spent 4 seasons at Willamette University. There he had a 3.50 ERA with a 1.80 ERA his senior year. He was a part of the 2017-2018 Northwest Conference Championship team. Nolan majored in Economics and is currently pursuing an MBA.

Baseball Assistant Coach

Henry Fienga

Henry graduated in 2012 from Cabrillo High School in Lompoc, CA where he lettered in baseball, basketball, and football. He attended Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, CA and played baseball for two seasons. During his sophomore season, he won the gold glove award for best defensive pitcher in the conference and was also named to the California All-State Academic team with a 3.71 GPA. Henry transferred to the University of California, Davis and graduated in 2017 with a degree in Economics. Henry is starting his second year at the University of California, Irvine School of Law and will graduate in 2021.

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