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

Coach Josh Berry
Pitching Coach

Josh Berry

Former Pro

Josh brings a lifetime of baseball experience. Playing and coaching alongside the best the NW has had to offer. Josh brings a passion for the game that can be infectious. Along with GM duties, Josh also heads our Pitching Dept. and runs strength and conditioning.

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

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Hitting/Pitching Coach

Beau Blacken

New Mexico State U. (NM)

After graduating from Lake Stevens High School, Beau played at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M for two seasons, before moving on to finish his college career at New Mexico State University.

Blacken would go on to play four seasons of independent ball in the Frontier League, playing for the Chillicothe (Ohio) Paints, the Evansville (Ind.) Otters, and the Florence (Ky.) Freedom.  Overall he played in 378 professional games, hitting .293, hitting 50 home runs, driving in 233 runs.  He was selected to three All-Star games during his career.

Beau is currently the Associate Head Coach of the Summer collegiate team the Everett Merchants. The Everett Merchants have been part of the NW baseball scene since 1962.

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Hitting Coach

Wes Darby

Edmonds College (WA)

Wes spent his college years at Edmonds CC before moving on to coaching where he has spent time in the Baden and City Baseball programs.

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Hitting Coach

Sean Fitzgerald

Skagit Valley College (WA)

Sean has been a pivotal part of Skagit baseball for the better part of a decade. After finishing up his high school career at Mt. Vernon High School, Sean took his infield talents to Skagit Valley CC.

After his playing career, he jumped straight into the coaching scene, joining his high school alma mater at Mt. Vernon High. In 2016, Sean joined local power house MV Diamond Dogs, where he spent 4 years helping develop their younger athletes.

In 2018, Sean became part of the Skagit Valley CC coaching staff, where he and head coach Grady Tewig will continue to strengthen an already solid baseball program. Sean has recently started coaching for the Nanaimo NightOwls, a summer collegiate team in the West Coast League.

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Lyle Gadin

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Jeff Johnson

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Softball Hitting Coach

Sara Rylaarsdam

Whitworth U. (WA)

Sara was a star softball player at Mount Vernon High School where she lit up the infield. After graduating in ‘05, she took her talents to Whitworth University where she spent 4 years roaming the field before ending her playing career in ‘09.

Sara continued as a part of the Mount Vernon coaching staff for 10+ years. She was a staple in the Skagit softball scene teaching and motivating the softball community with her tenacity and love for the game. 

Sara specializes as an infield coach and takes advantage of our indoor turf field at Skagit Arena to help softball players dominate the diamond. She is committed to the continued revitalization of softball in the Skagit area!

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