HEAD COACH: TAJH JOHNSON
Tajh Johnson is a Baseball Coach with a wealth of experience mentoring adolescents. Coach Tajh was born in San, Francisco, CA, where he quickly cultivated a passion for team sports. Growing up, he concentrated on baseball and football, but also enjoyed his time running Track & Field, playing basketball and soccer. At St. Elizabeth High School in Oakland, Ca, Coach Johnson was a multisport student-athlete. Johnson earned 1st Team All-League in Baseball and Football. Coach Tajh continued his student-athlete career to Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA. before he transferred to San Jose State University in 1996. After University, Coach Johnson played Semi Pro Baseball in Tri-Valley Area and made the All-star team hosted at The San Jose Giants Stadium. Although Coach has experience playing most positions, he specialized in shortstop, second base, center field and left field. Soon thereafter, he stopped playing baseball and started running the family business his father started, where he has successfully been a business owner for over 30 years.
Players would describe coach Tajh as a “fundamentally focused coach. He really tries to get to know his players on a personal level and makes a point to value each player.” Coach Johnson enjoys using analytics and statistics to hone in on player improvement. Most of Tajh’s 13 years of coaching experience has been in the East Bay. He has coached the Golden State Tigers 19U American Legion, Oakland Babe Ruth 18U and 13-15U, and San Pablo Pony Baseball League. He says, “I am extremely excited about the opportunity to carry over the team and to continue to build International Baseball Program. I have very high expectations from the classroom to the playing field.”
ASSISTANT COACH: DELONTAE ROBERTSON, SR.
Delontae Robertson Sr, born and raised in the Bay Area. He competed in all sports in youth leagues and throughout his school years, but baseball was his love. He transferred his love of the game to his son, who will be coaching besides him this year. He started officially coaching 10 years ago, coached travel ball teams and local youth teams (18U & 16U) where he eventually started coaching in a High School setting, OMI High School in 2017 – 2018. His philosophy in life is “Hard work pays off in whatever you pursue”. This will be his first year in International High School.
ASSISTANT COACH: DELONTAE ROBERTSON, JR.
Delontae Jr. grew up in Oakland, playing multiple sports such as baseball, football, basketball, cross country, and golf. He started playing baseball with Oakland Babe Ruth at the age of 3. And went on to play San Pablo Pony League, multiple travel ball teams, and 4 years of varsity baseball at Skyline High School. He has worked as the assistant coach at the Golden State Tiger team. Now, he is currently attending Laney college, majoring in mechanical engineering and continues to play baseball.
“Passion for a sport has a way of making it back into your life in many forms, whether it be nostalgic memories, coaching or playing the sport again. And I chose to coach here to share the passion and love for the game.”