The Outer Banks Daredevils Baseball Club is excited to announce that Head Coach Michael Dooley will be returning for another season as manager of the club. Joining Coach Dooley for the 2019 as Co-Head Coach is longtime Tidewater Drillers skipper Gary Wright. Coach Wright is on of the local legends of baseball in the Virginia Beach area and the Daredevils are excited to have him working with our players this coming year. Also returning to the Daredevils staff will be long time Assistant Coach Graham Barnes.
Head Coach: Michael Dooley
Coach Dooley, a resident of Kitty Hawk, NC and native of Chesapeake, VA, will be entering his 6th season as head coach of the Outer Banks Daredevils. Coach Dooley led the Greenbrier Knights as head coach for 20 seasons prior to moving to the Outer Banks and taking the helm of the Daredevils. Coach Dooley has established great summer programs year after year, with his player first approach to summer baseball. His formula of combining playing at championship caliber level with playing for the love of the game has provided hundreds of collegiate players with a great summer baseball experience. Over his collegiate summer league coaching career, Coach Dooley has lead his ball clubs to a combined 14 summer league championships.
Head Coach: Gary Wright
Founder and long time Tidewater Drillers skipper Gary Wright has joined the Outer Banks Daredevils coaching staff for the upcoming season. Coach Wright is one of our local baseball legends, and any attempt to provide an accurate and complete bio would be an overwhelming undertaking, but Coach Wrights contribution to the Tidewater Summer League, to the Tidewater area’s youth baseball programs, and the men who have come through the Drillers program through the years cannot be overstated. We are honored to have Coach Wright working with the Daredevils players.
Asst. Coach: Graham Barnes
Assistant Coach Graham Barnes, a graduate of Appalachian State University, has been a part of the Daredevils organization through out the teams existence. His family served as host parents for many years, and Graham enjoyed his younger years as a host brother to Daredevils players each summer. During his collegiate baseball career, Graham was an outfielder and designated hitter for the Daredevils, and following his playing career, Graham joined the coaching staff of the Outer Banks Daredevils, where he has served as the first base coach during the past several seasons.