"My name is Barry Zito, I was the recipient of the 2002 AL CY YOUNG Award and am a veteran of 12 years in the Major Leagues. As a pitcher for the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants, I have worked with an assortment of pitching coaches over my career. I have seen the gamut of professionalism, integrity, knowledge, application of knowledge, and social skills. My experience with Brian Vikander has been very fruitful, as he is exceptional in all of these departments. His passion for pitching inspired me this last off-season, and still does as we keep in contact. I feel that Brian would make a significant impact in any organization as he has a multitude of experiences, both baseball and non-baseball to draw on. It is the way in which he approaches coaching and mentoring pitchers that is so fundamental to his success as a pitching coach."

     -Barry Zito, Pitcher for Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants


Coach Brian Vikander has specialized in pitching instruction and pitching mechanics for over thirty years, and gives pitching lessons nationally on all levels. Coach Vikander is one of only three coaches nation-wide to be certified by Tom House, Ph.D., and actively participate on the Faculty of the Rod DeDeaux Research and Baseball Institute (RDRBI) at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Tom House is the most respected name in the world of pitching and pitching mechanics. The results of his tireless research have led to numerous breakthroughs for pitchers on the medical, nutritional, health and biomechanical fronts. To work on the staff of Dr. Tom House is an honor. Through this incredible opportunity, Coach Vikander and King of the Hill Pitching have touched the lives of players at every level and league of baseball - from Little League to Major League!

King of the Hill Pitching has now closed its facility in Salt Lake City, Utah, which had been home for the last eight years. Many of the KOH pitchers from Utah, Washington, Idaho, Colorado, Montana, Oregon and northern California are traveling to Coach Vikander's new location in Southern California. Located in the Coachella Valley, in the Palm Springs area, King of the Hill Pitching is now working with pitchers, youth to pro, in Southern California, Phoenix and Las Vegas, and addressing the instruction and pitching requirements of hurlers in the area. Give us a call and join us in Palm Desert to learn how much better your pitching can be and how quickly and effectively our pitching instruction works!

"It is it my privilege to endorse Coach Vikander as one of the most knowledgeable pitching coaches I have been exposed to.  Brian knows the requirements of being a successful pitcher both physically and psychologically. His program creates the complete pitcher because he can communicate the information about pitching as he builds the body and mind."

-Robin Jennings, Former MLB player with the Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, and Oakland A's


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