Everett Names Pitching Coach

October 15, 2020 – Everett, WA:  The Everett Merchants are proud to announce that Josh Berry has been named pitching coach.  

Josh will replace pitching coach Brandon Mahovlich who had to step down from the staff due to work commitments. 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.