Scott Berry

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|Scott Berry (current head baseball coach at the University of Southern Miss

Scott Berry
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Southern Miss
Conference C-USA
Biographical details
Born July 20, 1962
Neosho, MO
Alma mater Southwest Missouri State '86
Playing career
1983–1984 Crowder
Position(s) C
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1985–1986 Southwest Missouri State (student asst.)
1991–1996 Meridian (asst.)
1997–2000 Meridian
2001–2009 Southern Miss (asst.)
2010 – present Southern Miss
Head coaching record
Overall 172–119
Tournaments C-USA: 11–8
NCAA: 1–4
Accomplishments and honors
C-USA Coach of the Year (2011, 2017)

Scott Berry is an American college baseball coach, And serves as head coach of the Southern Miss Golden Eagles baseball team. [1][2]

Playing career[edit]

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.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

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.[1][2]

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.[1][2] 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.[1][3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Below is a table of Berry's yearly records as an NCAA head baseball coach.[4][5]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
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
2012 Southern Miss 32–24 14–10 t-3rd C-USA Tournament
2013 Southern Miss 30–27 15–9 2nd C-USA Tournament
2014 Southern Miss 35–25 19–11 3rd C-USA Tournament
2015 Southern Miss 36–18-1 19–10 3rd C-USA Tournament
2016 Southern Miss 41-19 20-10 3rd NCAA Regional
Southern Miss: 249-156-1 118-68
Total: 249–193-1

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Scott Berry Profile". Retrieved December 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Southern Miss Names Scott Berry Head Baseball Coach". Conference USA. May 7, 2009. Retrieved December 20, 2012. 
  3. ^ Austin Bishop (June 2, 2010). "Q&A with USM head baseball coach Scott Berry". The Star Herald. Kosciusko, MS. Retrieved December 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ "2013 Conference USA Baseball Media Guide". Archived from the original (PDF) on February 9, 2013. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ "2013 Conference USA Baseball Standings". Jeremy Mills. Archived from the original on May 29, 2013. Retrieved May 29, 2013.