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Coaching Staff

Mavericks Coaches have many years of playing baseball & coaching experience. Each coach provides specialized for there own teams and private lessons depending on the players coaching needs. Speciality training is available to all Mavericks players including but not limited to; agility training, BP practice with cage time, fielding instruction, pitching technique, catching and overall player development. 


Mavericks currently has a tournament team for the following age divisions for the 2018-19 Season: 10u, 11u, 13u, 2) 14u teams and 16u

If you are not currently a Maverick and interested in our select baseball program ages 13u-18u please contact us for a possible evaluation. [email protected]

If you are a returning Mavericks Coach or interested in possibly becoming a coach for the 2019 season please register here.  

Gerald Smiley - Player Development  

Since 2011, owned and operated Big League Prep, where he mentors and prepares kids for college and professional baseball through teaching life and game skills.

  • Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 9th Round of the 2001 MLB Draft from Rainier Beach High School
  • Served as pitching coordinator at Eastfield JC, leading the team to conference-best marks in ERA, wins and strikeouts.
  • Served as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Brookhaven JC, helping the Bears rise to No. 10 in the country while leading their conference in ERA and strikeouts.
  • Former MLB scout for both the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals.
  • Managed the feeder team for the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League's Kitsap Blue Jackets in 2008.
  • Played four seasons in the Texas Rangers system, going 4-4 in 36 career appearances between Rookie ball and at Single-A Clinton.
  • Played one year with Sioux Falls of the Northern League. 
  • Coached Baden 18U Elite team in 2016 Season

Dustin Lounsbury - 15U Head Coach 

Dustin graduated from Bainbridge Island High School in 2002 and played Varsity baseball for 2 years as a starter at Second and Third Base.  He then went onto Olympic College and played Second Base, Short Stop and Pitcher before going onto the University of Washington to get a Bachelors Degree in Business Management.  

  • Dustin is now in his sixth season with the Kitsap Hornets and Kitsap Black Sox where he is the starting Second Base and Pitcher. 
  • 2016 NABA World Series Finalist with Kitsap Hornets.  
  • This is Dustin's 7th year coaching with the Mavericks!

Chuck Cox -  

Chuck has lived on Bainbridge Island for 26 years with his wife, Caroline. He raised two sons, Daniel and Michael (known as MJ), who both played Little League and Babe Ruth baseball. MJ additionally played for several traveling teams, Bainbridge High School, and the Wilkinson select team based in Lynnwood, Washington. Chuck’s lifelong love of baseball led to coaching boys locally for 17 years.

Chuck coached and managed teams for 13 years in Little League majors and intermediates. He coached for three years in the Babe Ruth League, and led the Babe Ruth All Stars to their third-place finish in the State Tournament in 2005. He also coached two Bainbridge Island select tournament teams, The Islanders and the Eagles. He has had the honor of coaching with the Mavericks Organization at the 14U, 13U, and 12U levels.

In Chuck’s words, “I’ve always believed that baseball is a great teacher of life skills, such as how to deal with both success and failure, how to be a team player, and how to have confidence when you’re in a slump. Most of all, baseball should teach you how to play with respect for your teammates, coaches, and opponents. Baseball is an opportunity to be a gentleman as well as an athlete.

“I coach using the Ted Williams philosophy of hitting, incorporating the coaching material and training from the American Baseball Coaches Association.”

Brett Whitman- 14U-A Head Coach

Josh Wilcox - 14U-B Head Coach

Kenner French - 11U Head Coach

Matt Smith -  10U Head Coach

Mavericks is currently seeking a coach for the 13U team. Please email: [email protected] for more information

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