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General Manager

Mike Swiech

Alma Mater: Pierce College


Phone: 661-618-3855

Coach Swiech enters his 30th season coaching baseball and working with players around the Antelope Valley and State. Since 1983, Swiech has coached around California and is a seasoned builder of talent. A student of the game Coach Swiech has made it his passion to learn from the best coaches and mental game experts in the business. He is also very experienced in the recruiting/scouting process and has coached many players that have gone on to play college and professional baseball.

The So Cal. Sun Devils and California Panthers under Swiech’s guidance produced several college and pro level players. “The Sun Devils and California Panthers provided a solid base for players from 9-16 years old, giving them the system and polish required to move on to the colligate and pro levels. Our goal was to not just have good high school players, but to build solid character and hard working athletes to play at levels above high school.”

Coach Swiech continues to excel in talent evaluation, developing relationships with coaches, parents, players, agents and other scouts to advance young players to the next level. As well as speaking to players/parents and explaining how the recruiting process works. He truly cares about the players.

Swiech began coaching High School Baseball in 2005 as the JV Head Coach. In 2006, he became the Varsity Head Coach and in his 3 years led the team to the CIF-SS Semi Final in 2007 and the Quarter Finals in 2008. In 2011 Swiech began coaching the Trosky Blue team in Northern Ca. a team that helped produce Stanford & 6th (190) Round MLB Mets draft pick Chris Vial, Oklahoma State & 32nd (952) Round MLB A’s draft pick Collin Theroux as well as 10 collegiate players. Currently, Coach Swiech works with Paraclete High School as a Varsity Assistant Coach, focusing on infield and hitting. He also works with Trosky Baseball as a Showcase Clinician, 5 Tool Testing, 5 Tool Training, and Showcase Management.


Mahlik Jones

Alma Mater: Cal State Bakersfield / Vallejo Admirals


Phone: 661-341-6377

Mahlik comes to Trosky AV from the Vallejo Admirals Independent Professional Baseball and also from CSU Bakersfield where he was a two-way player during the final two seasons of his collegiate career. Jones made 108 starts during his junior and senior seasons after being used as a defensive replacement during his sophomore year.

On the mound, Jones went 3-5 with a 6.45 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 37.2 innings as a senior and went 1-0 with a 3.42 as a junior collecting 19 strikeouts in 23.2 innings. Coach Jones was second-team Western Athletic Conference as a senior and also earned placement on the All-WAC Tournament team-leading CSU Bakersfield with 49 RBI during his senior season while also making seven starts.

Jones is a graduate of Paraclete High School in 2013 where he was selected first team All-League as a senior and second team All-League as a junior on teams that won league titles in 2012 and 2013.


Mylz Jones

Alma Mater: Cal State Bakersfield / Colorado Rockies Double-A


Phone: 661-341-6376

Mylz Jones was drafted with the 377th overall pick by the Colorado Rockies in the 13th round of the MLB Draft his junior year of college. Coach Jones currently plays on the Hartford Yard Goats which play in the Eastern League, and are the Double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies

In his junior year at CSUB Jones tied the school record for most hits in a game, becoming the fourth Roadrunner to accomplish the feat.

As a sophomore Jones was named preseason first-team All-Conference by CollegeSportsMadness, hit .300 with two home runs and 24 RBI’s, posted a 20-game hitting streak, the second longest in school history. Summer League Jones represented the Kenai Peninsula Oilers in the 2014 Alaska Baseball League All-Star game, hit .307 with two home runs and 21 RBI’s for the Oilers and was ranked the sixth best prospect in the Alaska Baseball League by Baseball America.

In his freshman college season, Jones was a member of the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American team, selected second-team All-Conference and second team CollegeSportsMadness All-Conference...named Academic All-Conference.

A 2012 graduate of Paraclete High School, Jones was selected All-League three times, chosen All-CIF Southern Section (Division 5) and All-State as a senior, selected Alpha League MVP as the team won league title during senior season. 


David Metzgar

Alma Mater: California State University Bakersfield / N.Y. Yankees


Phone: 661-713-8854

Coach Metzgar, a CSU Bakersfield second baseman signed a pro contract July 3 when he inked a free agent deal with the New York Yankees.

Metzgar completed his CSUB career as the Roadrunner record holder in five different categories and is second in three others. He was a three-time All-Conference selection (twice on the first team) and was named the 2015 Western Athletic Conference Tournament MVP, leading the Roadrunners to the program's first NCAA Tournament appearance.

A 2013 graduate of Paraclete High School, a member of the 2013 second-team California Small Schools All-State Baseball Team...selected first team All-CIF and first team All-League as a senior...chosen first team All-League and first team All-CIF as a junior...a first team All-League selection as a sophomore and a second-team All-League choice as a won league titles in 2012 and 2013


Chris Paxton

Alma Mater: Palmdale High School / Baltimore Orioles


Phone: 661-547-2487

A local baseball product Coach Paxton was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1995 MLB amateur draft out of Palmdale High School. Paxton played in the minor leagues for the Orioles organization from 1995-2001, playing in multiple leagues around the country, including playing for two championship teams, Appalachian League Champions 1997 and Northern League Champions 2001.

Over the past 5 years, Coach Paxton has been running an elite travel ball organization taking a group of players from 8u-12u preparing them for High School baseball. “My one goal is to help these players to reach the highest level of baseball they can while getting baseball in the Antelope Valley back to what it once was.”

Coach Paxton is the Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Eastside High School.


Mat Reese

Alma Mater: Indiana State University / Oakland A’s / California Angels


Phone: 661-305-1374

Coach Reese began coaching in 1997 at Maricopa High School in Arizona as the Head Varsity Coach serving until 2000. Reese came to Paraclete High School in 2001, where he became the Head Varsity Coach in 2005. Coach Reese is currently an Assistant Varsity Coach at Paraclete working with outfielders and first base coach as well as Trosky Baseball as a clinician.

Reese played at Central Arizona College from 1990 and 1991, transferring to Division 1 Indiana State University and playing outfield in 1992 and 1993. Reese was drafted in the 16th round of the June MLB Armature Draft in 1993 to the Oakland A’s. In 1996 Reese became a California Angel and finished his career in the Texas and Louisiana League in 1996 and 1997.

Coach Reese has a keen eye for talent and his knowledge has been a critical function of Paraclete High Schools success. 


Jake Swiech

Alma Mater: San Jose State University


Phone: 661-466-7612

Jake Swiech, a Paraclete High School graduate, and Trosky Baseball NorCal team member from 2010-2013. With Trosky Baseball as his conduit, Swiech was recruited by teams around the country and chose San Jose State University.

As a senior in 2018 Appeared in 13 games, starting in 10 games and started in his last seven appearances. He posted a career-high in wins with a 4-4 record; Good for third-most wins on the team allowing two runs or less in seven of his 10 starts. Swiech pitched a season-high 6.0 innings on senior weekend against Air Force (5/17) and a season-high five strikeouts at UC Riverside (4/22). In back to back weeks, he pitched against two top-10 ranked teams in national batting average (San Diego State 5/11 & Air Force 5/17) and allowed two earned runs in 11.1 innings.

In 43.1 innings for the season his junior year in 2017. Appeared in 17 games, starting in 11, his last nine appearances were all starting assignments. Second, on the team in starts (11), pitched at least 6.0 innings in five of his last eight appearances. 

In his sophomore year 2016, 17 of 18 appearances came out of the bullpen posting a 1-3 record with two saves while Having a 5.76 ERA in 25.1 innings.

In his freshman season, Swiech appeared in six games out of the bullpen First career appearance came in relief against Stanford (3/3)…

Coach Swiech attended Paraclete High School where he was two-sport athlete earning three letters in baseball and one in football. Swiech was a starting pitcher and catcher for the Spirit had a sub-2.00 ERA during all three seasons as a pitcher. Coach Swiech was a second-team All-Alpha League selection and Swiech received first-team all-league honors as a senior as well as being named the team MVP, finishing his high school with a career .391 batting average and an Antelope Valley Press All-Valley Team selection in 2013.


DJ Milam

Alma Mater: William Penn University


Phone: 661-816-1307

DJ has played an essential role for over three years at Trosky Baseball here in the Antelope Valley. Coach Milam continues with Trosky Baseball with a wealth of knowledge. 

Milam, a graduate of William Penn University where he was a starting pitcher with over 122 innings in two seasons. Prior to going to William Penn, Milam was a First-team all-conference performer at Glendale CC. 

Milan also pitched at Division 1 California State University, Northridge, where had a very productive year in his first season with the Matadors. He appeared in 22 games, all out of the bullpen, and went 4-1 with a 3.62 ERA. In addition, Milam had two saves and struck out 17 batters while walking just seven in 32.1 innings of work. He threw just one wild pitch all year and held opponents to a .196 batting average, the lowest mark of anyone on staff. He struck out two batters in four different games and his longest outing was 2.2 innings on May 19th at Cal Poly. 

A graduate of Quartz Hill high school, Milam will coach a Trosky Summer team and also concentrate on developing pitchers. 


Tyler Jones

Alma Mater: Midway University


Phone: 714-318-6222

Coach Jones is currently Coaching at Bethesda University and will be returning for his second season with Trosky Southern California. Jones will be responsible for coaching our older teams over the summer.

Jones was a two-way player at Midway, a catcher that also logged over 43 innings pitching. 

As a hitter, catcher and pitcher Jones brings a wealth of baseball knowledge and is also a keen recruiter of talent. He is able to help the players get to the next level with direct recruiting knowledge. 

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