Dominic Woody joined MIHS as head coach for the 2013 high school baseball season after serving as a Varsity Assistant in 2010 and 2012. In 2014, Woody led the Islanders to a 2nd place KingCo finish and was honored with KingCo Coach of the Year. In 2015 he led the Islanders to a 21-7 record and their first WIAA Baseball State Championship! 2016 was another banner raising year as Coach Woody let the team to a 20-5 record, a KingCo 3A Championship, and a berth in the 3A State tournament. For the 2nd time in 3 years, Woody led the team to the 2017 WIAA 3A State Finals with a 3rd place finish.
As a player at Richland High School, Woody led the Big 9 League in batting average and RBIs, and was voted All League, All District, All State, USA Today Honorable Mention All-American as a senior. He helped lead his team to District and Regional Championships.
Woody was a 3-time Letter winner at the University of Washington from 1997-99, and was part of Pac-10 Championship and NCAA Regional teams in 1997 and 1998. As a junior Woody set single-season Husky records for HRs and RBIs and finished in the top 10 of 9 different Pac-10 offensive categories. Woody was selected First Team All Pac-10 Catcher and 3rd Team All-American (Collegiate Baseball). In 2001, Woody was selected to the University of Washington's All Century Team.
Following his junior season in 1999, Woody was drafted in the 4th round by the Florida Marlins. In the minor leagues he was part of 2001 Midwest League Championship team that featured future major leaguers Miguel Cabrera and Adrian Gonzalez. Woody played six seasons of professional baseball including time with the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels organizations. He also served as the Seattle Mariners bullpen catcher in 2006.
When not coaching, Woody throws bp to his kids Enzo & Otto while his wife Angie tracks pitch counts.
Pete Orgill-Varsity Assistant
Coach Orgill graduated from Davis of Yakima in 1995, played catcher and first base at the University of Washington. While playing for the Huskies the program won back-to-back Pac-10 championships. He was selected in the 36th round of the 1999 MLB draft by the Anaheim Angels, but shoulder injuries cut short his professional career. For the past eleven years, Orgill has been a teacher in the Bellevue School District -- he recently began teaching elementary physical education and previously was an assistant coach at Sammamish HS. Orgill was the head coach at Interlake from 2005-08. During his high-school playing days at Davis, Orgill was a four-year letterman who was named to the all-state team as a senior.
Bret DeRooy-Varsity Assistant Coach
Bret came to MIHS in 2015 and was an assistant for the 3A WA State Championship Team. He graduated from Woodinville High School in 2009 and was a 3x Letter Winner in Baseball (07,08,09). He was also named 2x All Metro 2nd Team Pitcher (08,09). He currently holds the Woodinville High School record for a career and single season strikeouts as well as the single game strikeout record with 19 vs. Eastlake.
He pitched for WSU for 3 seasons and then transferred to Campellsville University for the final two years of his collegiate career. After college he played in the Picos Independent League for the 2013 season.
He is currently an assistant coach with the Baden 16u summer program.
Josh Patterson - JV Head Coach
Josh is entering his second season with Mercer Island this year as our Head JV Coach. Prior to coaching at Mercer Island, Josh spent the last five years as the Head JV Coach at Juanita High School in Kirkland and the year before Juanita, assistant coaching for one season at Eastlake High School in Sammamish, WA.
Beyond the high school level, Josh has been a Head Coach in the Seattle Elite League since 2011. He was the Head Coach of the Club Nine Baseball organization (from Mukilteo) for three seasons coaching 13U baseball. Last year, he was hired to be the 13U Head Coach for the Baden Baseball organization (from Mercer Island) and currently coaches the 14U team.
Previous to coaching, Josh has an extensive playing history as well. Like many, Josh started his baseball career at the little league level which led him to play for his high school Thomas Jefferson in Federal Way. It was there that he was All-League South Puget Sound League (SPSL) as a pitcher. Once graduating high school, he attended school and pitched for Olympic College. He then transferred to Central Washington University where he graduated in 2003. After graduating college he joined the Puget Sound Senior Baseball League (PSSBL) where he continues to play as a starting pitcher.. In 2010, he was named the league MVP as a pitcher.
Baseball has always been a focal point and drive in Josh's life whether it be the passion for the game or the lessons it can bring to everyday life. It's this believe and excitement for the game that has helped form his coaching philosophy to his ballplayers at every practice and game.
Kenny Terhune- JV Assistant Coach
Coach Kenny grew up in Woodinville and graduated from Woodinville High School in 2009. He works at a small engineering and permitting
fi rm designing construction plans for fi ber optic installation for the major telecommunication companies. He was the leading vote getter for the
Woodinville All Star Team in 2001 and then played for Woodinville Baseball Club from 2002-2009 and was a part of a state championship team.
Kenny is also coaching the 16u Baden Baseball Club team. He also has a little brother just entering high school who he has always enjoyed coaching
in all sports. In his free time, Kenny likes to golf, snowboard, and explore the Pacifi c Northwest with his Bernese Mountain Dog, Gracie.
Walt Ingram-C Team Head Coach
Walt has coached Mercer Island high school teams since 2010 and was a valuable assistant on the 2015 3A State Championship team. After coaching for six years as a select-level baseball coach with the Seattle Rainiers, a program that boasts several current and former professional, NCAA, NAIA, and junior college players. Walt graduated from the University of Washington in 1982 in business administration with honors, and he maintains close ties and great interest in the University of Washington baseball and athletic programs. Walt played high school baseball as a "nondescript outfielder" in Spokane, WA, for Washington State Hall of Fame coach, Harry Amend and the Central Valley Bears. Walt is a former Mercer Island Baseball Booster Club board member and two-time President. He works as a principal and CFO for Wright Runstad & Company, a commercial real estate development firm. Walt lives on Mercer Island with his wife Elaine and three children, Kelsey (Notre Dame 2010), Kirby (UW 2015), and Megan (UW 2018).
Paul Suguro- C Team Assistant Coach
Paul joined the MIHS staff in 2017 assisting with the Mercer Island High School baseball program. Paul’s primary responsibility will be coaching the C Team along with assisting the JV and Varsity.
Paul’s coaching experience goes back a long time, as he was an assistant varsity baseball coach at Cleveland High School, assistant varsity football coach and JV head football coach at Chief Sealth High School, back in the late 80’s. Paul has also been an assistant coach with the RIPS Brewers and Baden Baseball Club baseball organizations.
Paul’s son Michael played catcher for the University of Hawaii at Hilo Vulcans baseball team.
Dylan McLauchlin- C Team Assistant Coach
Dylan joined MIHS as an assistant coach for C team in 2017. He graduated from Enumclaw High School in 2012 then started playing at Green River Community College. After playing for one year and trying to overcome a UCL tear, he had to cut his pitching career short. Since, he has been coaching for 3 years for ages 13u- 15u with the select baseball team, Baden. Currently, Dylan has been appointed head coach of Baden's 13u team while also working at Boeing.