Marcus Pointer

Field Manager

Marcus Pointer was a three -year letter winner at Junipero Serra HS in San Mateo, graduating in 2007. Later, he attended Skyline Junior College and continued his achievements by winning 21 games in two seasons while achieving 1st team all-conference unanimous pitcher-of-the Year in 2009, and first-team All American at the Junior College ranks. Pointer then went on to play at the University of Pacific for two seasons. After playing for one year in the independent Pecos League he got into coaching.

Pointer has coached two seasons with the Anchorage Glacier Pilots in the Alaska Baseball League. In 2017, Pointer performed as an assistant coach at Canada Junior College, and in the summer, was the pitching coach of the Orange County Riptide and helped win a Championship. He also instructed several all-league pitchers and top prospects. Pointer currently coaches at Canada Junior College in Redwood City, California.

Ryan McClaran

Pitching Coach

 

Before signing with the Huskies, McClaran spent time with both Murray State University and Missouri Baptist University as a pitching coach. McClaran’s Missouri Baptist Spartan’s pitching staff had a productive 2017 season. They ranked fifth in the country in strikeouts (511 in 61 games), had the countries save leader (Nick Vichio), and made an NAIA World Series appearance. On top of that, four of his pitchers went on to sign professional contracts.

His playing career was just as highly decorated. McClaran graduated from Whitney High School in Whitney, Texas. In 2007, he was a Texas state high school all-state pitcher and ranked 3 rd in the state for strikeouts in division 3A. Ryan earned two USA Development team selections, one in 2005 and another in 2009. Feeling a longing to stay home, he started his college baseball career for Odessa College in Odessa, Texas where he was quickly named a captain. Ryan promptly earned a scholarship from Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri. There, he made an NAIA World Series appearance. In fact, he is the only person to make the playoffs as both a player and coach in Missouri Baptist history.

McClaran has a plethora of baseball experience and knowledge. He has found success both as a player and coach at a high level. The Huskies have no doubt he will fit right into the system the Huskies are building here in Duluth. 

 

Bryce Graddy 

Hitting and Infield Coach 

Graddy’s playing career in college actually began at San Joaquin Delta where he spent his first two years
as a starter for the team. He finished out his amateur career with Cal Poly Pomona where he would
again be a two-year starter. When it was all said and done, he was a part of two state tournament teams
and one regional tournament squad.

In an effort to stay in the sport he loves, Bryce started coaching a traveling baseball team based out of
Anaheim, CA. He parlayed his success there into his current job at his former school. The new Huskies
coach already has some notable history with his new Field Manager, Marcus Pointer. “
Coach Pointer
actually was my coach for a 17U team”, mentioned Graddy, “I think it was his first team that he ever
coached”. 

Nick White 

Hitting Coach 

 

Coach White is from Monterey Peninsula where he grew up with his entire family around him. He went to college in Salinas, CA, which is actually where his mother teaches. He is the oldest of three children with a younger brother and sister. White is very talented off the field as well with just finishing his second Master’s degree.

He heard of the Huskies and Northwoods League through word of mouth by old teammates that always “spoke very highly of it.” He is also very excited to join the Huskies family, meet incoming players and “start winning.” This connects with his belief of “ Every new player is an opportunity for me to grow as a coach and for me to impact someone’s life positively.”

White realized one day at a time in the work field that being on a baseball field is where he wanted to be. Through his baseball experiences along with very rigorous school accomplishments, it shouldn’t be a surprise that he explains himself as hard working on and off the field, “I don’t just want to work hard I want to work harder than the people around me every single day.” To even giving great advice for young baseball players. “There is no job too small or beneath you. If there is work to be done you should be the first one there trying to do it.”