2018 Coaching Staff
Coach Pederson just finished up his professional playing career and has begun his coaching adventure. In 2016, he coached with the MLB at their International Elite Baseball Camp in Taiwan. He managed Orange County Riptide to a California collegiate league championship in his first season the summer of 2017. He has also been the assistant baseball coach at Hawaii Pacific University from 2016-2017. More recently, he has started as the assistant coach for the Cal Poly Mustangs in San Luis Obispo, California. Coach Pederson will be announcing his assistant coaches in the upcoming weeks.
As a collegiate player, he was captain and baseball scholarship athlete at the University of the Pacific from 2010-2013, and received his BA in Sports Science in 2013. In that same year, he was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers MLB First-Year Player Draft.
“I am extremely excited for the opportunity to manage the Duluth Huskies this summer,” Pederson responded. “My staff and I are working hard to recruit the best players in the country. This summer we are going to compete in every game and play the game the right way. I can’t wait to become part of the community and bring Duluth an exciting ball club for all to support.”
Tyger is the son of Stu and Shelly Pederson, and growing up, Pederson was heavily surrounded by the game of baseball. His father played thirteen years of professional baseball with the Dodgers organization. His brother, Joc, plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers and with Israel’s World Baseball Classic team, his sister, Jacey, plays soccer for team USA and UCLA, and his brother, Champ, is a motivational speaker and advocate for his organization, “Live Like a Champ.” Visit our online store to purchase Champ merchandise to support the foundation.
Tyger Pederson is not only a coach on the field, but also in the classroom. From 2013-2016 he was a long-term substitute teacher in the Palo Alto, CA school district. He is also pursuing his master’s degree in elementary teaching. When not coaching, he enjoys giving baseball lessons, surfing, hiking, country concerts, and beach volleyball.
Last name pronounced — PEE-der-sin
Visit the Pederson family website here>> Pederson Baseball
Marcus Pointer was a three -year letter winner at Junipero Serra HS in San Mateo, graduating in 2007. Later, he attended Skyline Junior College and continued his achievements by winning 21 games in two seasons while achieving 1st team all-conference unanimous pitcher-of-the Year in 2009, and first-team All American at the Junior College ranks. Pointer then went on to play at the University of Pacific for two seasons. After playing for one year in the independent Pecos League he got into coaching.
Pointer has coached two seasons with the Anchorage Glacier Pilots in the Alaska Baseball League. In 2017, Pointer performed as an assistant coach at Canada Junior College, and in the summer, was the pitching coach of the Orange County Riptide and helped win a Championship. He also instructed several all-league pitchers and top prospects. Pointer currently coaches at Canada Junior College in Redwood City, California.
Alex Simone was drafted out of high school by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2010 MLB first-year player draft. He then played at The University of West Alabama his freshman and sophomore year and at La Roche College his Junior and Senior year.
In 2015, Simone was the head coach for a traveling team in Pittsburgh called the 12U All-American Baseball. He was the head coach for Thruway Collegiate Baseball League in Upstate New York in 2016. Just this past year, he was an instructor at the Syracuse Sport Zone Academy, a travel baseball organization, where he focused on hitting and fielding instruction and interned at Cressey Sports Performance this past summer. Simone says, “I look forward to working together with Tyger and the entire team to bring a Northwoods championship to Duluth!”
He started his own company called Simone’s Baseball Performance to help players reach their full potential. Alex Simone’s family has been a great role model for him in his journey with the game of baseball. His grandfather, Anthony “Tex” Simone, has been inducted into five Hall of Fames, and his father spent thirty-five years as a minor league executive with the Syracuse Chiefs.
Follow his podcast here>> Simone Baseball Performance Podcast
Check out his website here>>Simone Baseball Performance