Nov. 16, 2021
The Kenosha Kingfish have announced the hiring of Sean McSheffery as the club’s new field
manager for the upcoming 2022 season. He replaces Mike Porcaro who led the Kingfish for two
McSheffery is currently an assistant baseball coach at Chipola College in Marianna, Florida. The
Chipola program has produced a plethora of MLB talent over the years including Jose Bautista,
Russell Martin, Adam Duvall, Patrick Corbin and Buck Showalter.
Previously, McSheffery served as the head coach for Hendrix College from 2019 to 2021. He
also spent time with the San Diego Padres organization from 2012 to 2014 working with their
Single-A and Triple-A affiliates.
As a player, McSheffery graduated from the University of Dallas in 2010 and finished with a
career batting average of .320 for the Crusaders.
“We’re very excited to add coach McSheffery to our organization,” said Kingfish President Steve
Malliet. “We love what he brings to the table and we think he will be a great fit here in Kenosha.
His experience with the San Diego Padres along with a recommendation from Brewers’ bench
coach Pat Murphy really sold us on Sean’s capability to lead our team.”
Coach McSheffery will take the field as the third manager in franchise history when the 2022
season begins in late May.
“I am extremely excited and grateful for this opportunity given to me by the Kingfish
organization,” said McSheffery. “Kenosha is an incredible community and I look forward to our
fans coming to the ballpark and watching the game played with a passion.”
The Kenosha Kingfish are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the
Northwoods League. The 28-year old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world
with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A
valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 200 former Northwoods League players
have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS),
two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale
(BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (MIA). All league games are viewable live via
the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.KingfishBaseball.com or download the new
Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Kingfish as your favorite