Thomas Berkery - 14u select coach

Coach Thomas Berkery is entering his 3rd year as an East Coast Sox coach.

Thomas has had a heralded baseball career as a player and now a coach.  A former professional player, All-Sec player, and MLB scout, Thomas will bring a wide range of higher level knowledge and learning to the program.

Head Baseball Coach

Starkville Academy

 - Present 4 years 10 months

Starkville, Mississippi


Starkville Swing Baseball Training Facility

- Present 12 years 3 months

Starkville, MS

- Administering all aspects of the company’s operations.
- Generating new business and maintaining existing customer relationships.
- Hiring and managing instructors.
- Coordinating individual player lessons
- Creating and executing training strategies of specific baseball skills and techniques.


San Diego Padres Scout Teams

 - 1 year

East Tennessee

- Founded and directed East Tennessee’s scout team program for the San Diego Padres.
- Recruited players and developed rapport.
- Interviewed and hired team coaches.
- Coordinated practice agendas, tournament schedules and travel details.
- Determined association fees and managed revenue.
- 10 Padres scout team players signed Division 1 scholarships.

General Manager

The Yard Baseball Academy

 - 1 year 11 months

Knoxville, Tennessee Area

- Managed budget activities to fund operations, maximize revenue, and increase efficiency.
- Scheduled all player lessons.
- Coached players in developing baseball skills.
- Assisted players in acquiring recruiting opportunities by organizing and coaching showcase teams.

Professional Athlete

Texas Rangers Baseball Club

 - 2 years

Class AA
Class A Advanced
Class A
Class A (short-season)


Mississippi State University



Activities and Societies: MSU Baseball

All-SEC Shortstop
All-SEC Academic
2nd Team All-American
Boo Ferriss Award Winner
Team Co-Captain