Kevin Berry

Kevin Berry - Serves as our Director of Pitching and Pitcher Development Coordinator.

Kevin Berry brings an amazing resume to EC Sox.   Coach Berry joined EC Sox in the summer of 2015 and has become a vital part of our program.   Coach Berry has over 10 years of collegiate experience and over 15 years of coaching and instruction experience.  Kevin will manage pitchers developing over the summer by teaching them how to train, prepare, and compete on the mound.

Director Coach Caruso reflects, "Kevin was an amazing coach for me at the University of Alabama.  He helped transform my career both on and off the field.  He is a true blessing to have back in my life."

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1992      Cincinnati Reds Organization  (Charleston, West Virginia)

1991    Cincinnati Reds Organization (Cedar Rapids, Ohio)

1990    Cincinnati Reds Organization (Billings, Montana)

Resume

COACHING EXPERIENCE

2012-Present  -  Coastal Thunder Athletics - Professional Baseball Instructor (Professional, Collegiate, High School, and under)

2011 - Manager for the Marucci Florida Mustangs (Travel Team 15-18yr. Old)

2010  - Manager for the Florida Mustangs and Southland Colts (Travel Teams15-18yr. Old

2009 - Partner with East Coast  Baseball (Travel Team)

* -  Manager-Traveling Eagles (12yr. olds) Baseball

2006-2008 - Head Baseball Coach Niceville High School

* -  1-5A District Champions (2008)

* -  Ranked 3rd in the State (2008

* -  (Two Players Pre-Season All-Americans – 2008)

* -  Record 28-5 overall – 17-1 District (2008)

* -  Regional Champions (2008)

* -  Final Four (2008)

* -  Northwest Florida Coach of The Year

* -  1-5A District Runner-up (2007)

* -  Overall Record – 22-5, 10-2 District (2007)

* -  Ranked as high as 1st in the state of Florida (2007)

* -  Ranked as high as 19th in the Nation (2007)

* -  11 Scholarships for players in two years as a Head Coach

* -  4 Players Drafted

* -  1st Round Player (2008) Brett DeVall ( Braves)

* -  2nd Round (2007) Jimmy Nelson (Brewers)

* -  3rd Round (2006) Ryan Chaffe (Angels)

* -  4th Round (2007) Austin Wood (Angels)

2001-2006  - Yep Sports Management - Director of Personnel

* -  National Pitching and Hitting Specialist

* -  Landed 10 scholarships for players in Okaloosa County (2005-2006)

2004-2005  - Manager - Coastal Thunder Baseball, Inc.

* -  11yrs. old and under (Ranked 2nd in the State of Florida (USSSA).

* -  Professional Baseball Instructor (Professional, Collegiate, High School, and under)

2 004 - Manager - Coastal Thunder Baseball, Inc.

* -  16-18 year old division (IBC baseball).  Ended the 2004 season 3rd nationally.

* -  Professional Baseball Instructor (Professional, Collegiate, High School, and under)

 

2004  - Coach - Lewis Middle School

* -   Overall record 7-0 (District Champions)

1997-2001 -  Assistant Baseball Coach -  Okaloosa-Walton Community College

* -  Overall record 139-64

* -   Conference Champions 2000-2001

* -  Conference Runner-Up 1998-1999

* -  Baseball America Pre-Season Ranking – 3rd Nationally

* -  Drafted Players in 4 years (18)

* -  Pitching, Hitting, Outfield, and Strength and Conditioning Coach

1994-1995 - Assistant Baseball Coach - University of Alabama

* -  Overall record 42-23 (18-11 Sec Conference – 3rd) 1st Year

* -  Southeastern Conference Tournament Champion

* -  Runner-up Atlantic Regional (Clemson) 1995

* -  Final Ranking of 14th (AP and Coaches Poll)

* -  Players Drafted (3)

* -  All-Americans (2)

* -  Mizuno Player of the week (Nationally) (2)

* -  Pitching, Strength and Conditioning Coach

* -  Worked under Lebaron Curothers (Strength Coach) (Gene Stallings)

1992-1993  -  Assistant Baseball Coach - Northwestern State University

* -  Overall Record 43-13

* -  Southland Conference Champions

* -  Drafted Players (3)

* -  Pitching, Outfield, Hitting, Strength and Conditioning Coach