Oakland A’s Assoc. Scout – Southern California
Oakland A’s Scout Team Field MGR – SoCal.
Doherty brings experience in player assessment, procurement & development. Currently Steve serves as an Associate Scout for the Oakland A’s in Southern California and Field Manager for the Oakland A’s Scout BSBL Team. Doherty also aided as a coach for the A’s Area Code Teams.
Steve embarked on his coaching career at Long Beach Wilson HS in Southern California where he remained as a Teacher & Coach for 10 years. Baseball America named LB Wilson National HS Champions in 2007 while winning the CIFSS Championship the same year. LB Wilson has a rich history producing 15 Major Leaguers and numerous MLB draft picks, most recently Aaron Hicks, Chase DeJong & Chris Betts.
Doherty was selected in the 1996 & 1997 MLB Amateur Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals (SS) and AZ Diamondbacks (2B) respectively; were he signed with Arizona. His signing scout was Steve Springer of Quality At-Bats and former Pro Scout & Performance Coach for the Toronto Blue Jays. Doherty toiled in the Minors for a brief period and came back to play a season under MLB legend Steve Yeager with the Long Beach Breakers in the Western League.
Steve played for influential coaches John Haar, Canadian Baseball HOF ’07, Ken Knutson & Joe Ross (UW), Dave Snow, Mike Wheathers at Long Beach State & Steve Rousey, currently Pitching Coach at Cal State Fullerton.
Born and raised in Vancouver, BC; Steve is a product of the Baseball BC & Baseball Canada Programs. Steve played baseball at the University of Washington, Los Angeles City College, acquiring his AA Degree & Long Beach State University, earning a BA in Communications. Steve spent a summer in the prestigious Alaska League playing for the Goldpanners as well. He continued his education earning a Teaching Credential in Physical Education from National University and followed it up with a Baseball GM/Scouting Certification from Sports Management Worldwide.