After getting drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays out of Lake Stevens High School, injury took Josh away from the game for 6 years. In his return he would go on to sign professionally 3 times over the next 7 years. Also spending time with the Seattle Studs, where they won 2 National Championships.
Josh has also had a lengthy coaching career spanning from time with his sons 8U team, 2 seasons at Lake Stevens High School, a few runs with local select programs, and currently a coach for the summer collegiate team the Everett Merchants who play in the Pacific International League.
“This has always been my dream. Getting the chance to impact as many lives as possible, on and off the field with an incredible team. With this new location, we’re going to get the chance to do exactly that!” – Coach JB
He was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fourth round, with the 121st overall selection in the 2005 MLB Draft. Over his 9 year professional career he played parts of 7 years in Major League Baseball for the Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox. Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees.
He now takes his knowledge playing with the world’s best baseball players into the next phase of his life, teaching and mentoring kids through baseball to maximize their abilities on the field, but more importantly, preparing them for life during and after their careers.
Everett Community College
University of Louisiana at Monroe