Deskaheh Bomberry enters his 1st season as the Rochester Honkers Field Manager in 2020. Bomberry comes to Rochester with a proven track record of success as he embarks on his 18th season as the Pitching Coach at Sacramento City College. Under his direction, he has developed 49 pitchers that have transferred to D1 universities, 17 have signed professional contracts and 4 have reached the Major Leagues.
At Sac City, Bomberry is responsible for all aspects of pitching staff development and coordinates the Panthers recruiting efforts. He is also a full-time instructor at Sac City. Bomberry is no stranger to Summer Collegiate Baseball as he was an assistant coach for the Chatham Athletics of the Cape Cod League in 2000 and has spent the last three summers assisting USA Baseball with the selection of the 18U National Team.
Deskaheh began his collegiate coaching career in 1996 at Eastern Kentucky University. At EKU, Bomber was responsible for the development of the pitching staff and coordinated their recruiting efforts. Bomber played two seasons at Cosumnes River College.
Following his CRC career, he transferred to Sonoma State and played two seasons for SSU. Bomber has a BA from Sonoma State in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in physical education from Eastern Kentucky University. Bomber and his wife Rosanne live in East Sac with their daughter, Ryan.
Riley Drongesen enters his 1st season as an Honkers assistant coach in 2020. He is currently in his first year as an assistant coach at Montana State Billings.
Drongesen is a native of Granite Bay, California, and graduated from the University of the Pacific in 2014. He most recently served as an assistant coach at William Jessup University, helping lead the Warriors to a Golden State Athletic Conference title and a runner-up finish in the regional championships.
Prior to his time at William Jessup, Drongesen served as the pitching coach at Yakima Valley College and helped the team to a runner-up finish in the NWAC. The pitching staff finished with a 3.25 earned run average, and led the league with 483 strikeouts to set a single-season team record.
Drongesen coached for the Wenatchee AppleSox in the summer of 2017, where he was an assistant coach for former all-region Yellowjackets Steen Fredrickson and Jalen Garcia. Drongesen’s staff led the league in ERA and ranked third in saves in 2017.
Drongesen’s playing career featured four years at University of the Pacific (2010-14) and a fifth year at Menlo College as a medical redshirt. Upon completing his collegiate career, Drongesen signed as an undrafted free agent with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2015. He played for multiple minor league teams over the course of two seasons, before ending his playing career and beginning his coaching tenure in 2017.
Drongesen is a 2010 graduate of Granite Bay High School and resides with his wife Sarah.