BLUE WAVE-SCV DIRECTOR
Coach Daniel Soto is director of the Santa Clarita chapter for Blue Wave Athletics club baseball/softball teams based at Golden Valley High School.
Soto has coached both baseball and softball from tee-ball to collegiate levels since 1996 and has worked with countless Division 1, Division 2, and NAIA Baseball/Softball players and programs.
He coached at Venice High School and was head coach when their Girls Softball team won CIF championship in 2012.
Soto was also head coach at Santa Monica College, then as served as Golden Valley HS Girls Softball head coach for three seasons, including their first CIF playoffs.
He played his baseball years in high school at Venice High School and Santa Monica College. Coach Soto is PE instructor at Golden Valley High School and continues to train both baseball and softball players in his spare time. Married and wife Jacquelyn have two sons, Jackson and Julian.
“I pride myself on my knowledge of the game and my ability to teach the skills required to succeed,” Coach Soto emphasized. “I specialize in hitting and fielding both infield and outfield.”
Soto will oversee all Blue Wave teams in Santa Clarita, starting with 12U, 13U and 14U boys club teams. The Blue Wave 14U team played its inaugural season at Golden Valley High School this Fall.
“Coach Soto is the perfect person to spearhead our efforts in Santa Clarita,” Blue Wave GM Steve Kruse said. “His rare experience of success in both boys and girls coaching make him a natural fit for Blue Wave.”
Kruse noted that Blue Wave Athletics is a non-profit that works in partnership with local athletes, parents, and schools to provide optional advanced baseball/softball training focused on developing players for high school, collegiate, and beyond.