Steve Merrill
Steve Merrill
Title: Assistant Coach
Year: 4th Season

Portland native Steve Merrill has been an integral part of both the competition and camaraderie inherent in Maine Baseball for over four decades.  He has passed his love of the game on to new generations of players, fans, and families through his coaching efforts at Gorham High School (1976-82), Yarmouth High School (1982-98), and Sebago American Legion (1994-2003).  His Yarmouth teams were state champions in 1991, 1994, and 1995, and at one point put together a 44 game winning streak.

A graduate of Deering High School in Portland, Steve pitched for the University of Massachusetts.  Weeks after graduation he and his new wife Patty drove across the country to the University of Oregon, where he earned his Master’s Degree.  Shortly thereafter he returned to Maine to launch successful careers in teaching and coaching.

Once back in his home state, Steve competed with distinction for over two decades on several different Twilight League and Maine Senior nines.  He was inducted into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006.  Steve and Patty are the proud parents of Greg, Nick, and Jon.  All three Merrill boys played baseball for Windham High School, where their father served as athletic director (1998-2010).  Steve is currently an adjunct professor at Saint Joseph’s College.