Mike Verrill’s coaching career began in 1969 as a little league coach for Augusta South Little League, moved to Apple Valley Babe Ruth as a coach and League President for 9 years. He served as the district 5 Commissioner for Babe Ruth Baseball for 5 years and the Assistant State Commissioner for twelve years establishing new leagues and generally promoting Babe Ruth Baseball in Maine. Mike started coaching high school baseball in 1980. During that time he has established a won-loss record of 221 wins and 182 losses. Mike has taken 7 varsity teams to Regional Tournaments in both Maine and Florida. In 2009 his team won the District Championship and finished Regional-Runner-Up in the Florida High School Tournament in Division 1A.
Mike also coached softball at the high school level in Maine, bringing home 3 KVAC District Championships, 2 Regional Championships and 1 State Championship. During that time he coached the Gatorade Player of the Year, won a Coach of the Year Award and was selected as coach of the Maine State Sr. All-Star High School Game in 1999.
Mike was a long time coach and clinician for Four Seasons Baseball and Frozen Ropes Training Center in Portland and Westbrook, Maine. Frozen Ropes is nationally recognized as a leader in the development of baseball and softball players around the country.
Serving the baseball and softball communities has been a priority for Mike. He was involved in forming both the Maine High School Baseball Coaches Association and the Maine Softball Coaches Association. Over the years Mike has served on the National Baseball Coaches Executive Board and also the National Fast Pitch Softball Coaches All-American Regional Board. Mike can’t wait to work with our campers this summer at Bridgton!