OUR TEAM

Staff listed in alphabetical order. Click name for expanded information.

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Pitching Coach

David Benson

Virginia Commonwealth University (VA)

Cascade HS Grad 07
Everett CC 1st Team NWAC North Pitcher
Centenary College (La) 2nd Team All-Summit Pitcher
Virginia Commonwealth University
Seattle Studs 2008-2019 (pitching coach 2015-2019)
3 Time NBC World Series National Champion
2 Time All American
2013 NBC World Series MVP
Seattle Studs 2nd All Time Wins/Innings Pitched

Cascade High School Varsity Head Coach 2016-Current
Cascade High School Varsity Assistant 2012-2015
3 State Appearances
3 District Title Appearances
5 League Championships
3 Time Coach of the Year Cascade HS
Wesco 4A Coach of the Year 2018

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Coach Josh Berry
Pitching Coach

Josh Berry

Former Pro

Coach Berry joined the Everett Merchants in October 2020 as the teams pitching coach.  He is very familiar with the Pacific International League having played for the Seattle-Cheney Studs beginning in 2003.  Following the 2005 season, he signed with the Ohio Valley Redcoats (Frontier League) where he had a 3.18 ERA in five games.

After being released from pro ball, he would return to the Studs and go onto win two NBC World Series championships before retiring as a player at the age of 33. During his time with the Studs, he also signed professional contracts three more times in his but each time he required arm surgery before reporting to the teams.

Josh graduated from Lake Stevens High School in 1999, where he was a teammate of Merchants hitting coach Beau Blacken. During high school, he made the All-WesCo team twice, and was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 25th round after playing just one game his senior year due to injury.

He was the pitching coach at Lake Stevens High School from 2007 to 2009 and then spent three seasons as a player/coach with the Studs.  He was also the head coach of the 16U Club Nine baseball and most recently was the pitching coordinate for Aces Baseball Club.

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Hitting Coach

Wes Darby

Edmonds College (WA)

Bio coming soon!

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Owner

Lyle Gadin

Bio coming soon!
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Owner

Jeff Johnson

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Coach Gavin Rork
Hitting Coach

Gavin Rork

Seattle University (WA)

Bio coming soon.

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Aaron West, Seattle Mariners
Pitching Coach

Aaron West

University of Washington (WA), 6-Year Pro Career

Aaron West is a graduate of Snohomish High School where he lettered all four years. The Panthers took second in state in 2007 and won the high school state baseball championship in 2008. Following high school, Aaron attended the University of Washington where he played baseball and received his bachelors degree. He was the Friday night starter for the Huskies his sophomore, junior and senior seasons placing him eighth all-time in starts. Aaron was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 17th round of the 2012 Draft. He was a New York-Penn League All-Star in 2012 and a Texas League All-Star in 2015. He finished the 2017 season with the Seattle Mariners. Aaron has been coaching and giving pitching instruction since 2014 and is the 2019 16U Snohomish Sox coach.

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