Tony Bari - 16U Head Coach
Tony Bari is the Head Coach for the Valley Stompers 16A – Bari team. Coach Bari is a non-parent coach so he has no children on the team. He has been coaching girls fast-pitch softball and boys baseball in San Ramon and throughout the Tri-Valley area for the past 15 years. Coach Bari began coaching youth sports in 1999, starting in San Ramon Little League, where he managed and coached every level of boys baseball – from T-ball through high school — including tournament play, All-Stars, and traveling Gold teams. In 2007, he became part of SRVGAL, where he managed and coached both regular season division teams and Stompers summer travel teams. Currently, Coach Bari is entering his 5th year as the Head Junior Varsity Coach at California High School in San Ramon.
Coach Bari’s coaching approach is to focus on proper and fundamental skills for long-term health and success. His competitive approach is to emphasize in-game strategy and excellence in situational play. His philosophical approach is to inspire a love for the game, instill respect for both team and opponent, maximize present-day fun, and develop lifelong enjoyment as both a participant and a fan. Coach Bari was also a 2008 recipient of the annual PCA Award (“Positive Coaching Alliance”), given by SRVGAL as part of their Softball Coach of the Year recognition program.
Coach Bari currently sits on the SRVGAL Board of Directors, where he has served since 2011 as the Division Coordinator for the 7th-8th grade Red and Blue divisions. Prior to joining the SRVGAL Board, Coach Bari served on the Executive Board for San Ramon Little League from 1999-2010 as VP of Upper Division Baseball, overseeing all aspects of the 13- to 18-year old Divisions: Juniors, Seniors, and Big League.