Scott Berry (born July 20, 1962) is an American baseball coach and former catcher, who is the current head baseball coach of the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. He played college baseball at Crowder College from 1983 to 1984. He then served as the head coach of the Merdian Eagles (1997–2000).
|Born||July 20, 1962|
|Alma mater||Southwest Missouri State '86|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1985–1986||Southwest Missouri State (student asst.)|
|2001–2009||Southern Miss (asst.)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|C-USA Coach of the Year (2011, 2017, 2018)|
Berry played two years at Crowder College, a junior college in Missouri. After two all-region seasons as a catcher, he was forced to give up baseball due to back issues. He transferred to Southwest Missouri State where he completed his degree and became a student assistant coach.
In 1991, Berry was named an assistant at Meridian Community College, serving under Corky Palmer who would precede him at Southern Miss. After six seasons as an assistant, Berry became head coach at Meridian, where he remained for four seasons, earning numerous coach of the year awards. He also led Meridian to their first National Junior College World Series in 1998. His teams were ranked in the top 10 all four years he was at the helm, and placed 25 players at Division I schools and coached nine future professional players.
Berry then rejoined Palmer with the Golden Eagles, accepting an assistant coaching position at Southern Miss. Berry worked in a number of roles, including hitting coach, pitching coach, and associate head coach prior to becoming head coach in 2010. While a hitting coach, the Golden Eagles hit over .300 as a team after batting .279 the previous season, with seven players batting over .300. As a pitching coach, USM posted the lowest ERA in Conference USA and produced four players who earned seven All-America awards, including one in four consecutive years. In 2009, the Golden Eagles made their first trip to the College World Series after defeating Florida in Gainesville in the super regional round. Berry ran USM's streak of NCAA appearances to nine with trips in 2010 and 2011, including a 2010 Conference USA Baseball Tournament title and a share of the 2011 regular season conference title.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Meridian Community College (Records Not Available) (1997–2000)|
|Southern Miss (Conference USA) (2010–present)|
|2010||Southern Miss||36–24||14–10||2nd||NCAA Regional|
|2011||Southern Miss||39–19||16–8||t-1st||NCAA Regional|
|2016||Southern Miss||41–19||20–10||3rd||NCAA Regional|
|2017||Southern Miss||50–16||25–5||1st||NCAA Regional|
|2018||Southern Miss||44–18||23–6||1st||NCAA Regional|
|2019||Southern Miss||40–21||20–10||2nd||NCAA Regional|
|2020||Southern Miss||12–4||0–0||Season canceled due to COVID-19|
Postseason invitational champion
- "Scott Berry Profile". southernmiss.com. Retrieved December 20, 2012.
- "Southern Miss Names Scott Berry Head Baseball Coach". Conference USA. May 7, 2009. Retrieved December 20, 2012.
- Austin Bishop (June 2, 2010). "Q&A with USM head baseball coach Scott Berry". The Star Herald. Kosciusko, MS. Archived from the original on February 22, 2013. Retrieved December 20, 2012.
- "2013 Conference USA Baseball Media Guide" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on February 9, 2013. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
- "2013 Conference USA Baseball Standings". D1Baseball.com. Jeremy Mills. Archived from the original on May 29, 2013. Retrieved May 29, 2013.