About Mike Grady
Mike Grady has 10 years of experience teaching, coaching, and training pitchers. He currently works with over 100 pitchers of all ages each year through private and group classes and elite training classes for high school juniors and seniors.
Grady returned to Malone University as the pitching coach in 2014 .He previously served in the same role for the Pioneers from 2005-2009, during which time Malone’s hurlers experienced plenty of success, helping the squad break the school record for wins three times during Grady’s five years on the coaching staff. The 2009 pitching staff ended the season with a team ERA of 3.07, which ranked #1 in the country in NAIA. Grady’s pitchers also set team records for shutouts (11) and saves in a season (18). In 5 years as pitching coach, his teams ranked first in the American Mideast Conference in ERA 3 times.
In the summer of 2010 and 2011, Grady served as the pitching coach for the Stark County Terriers of the Great Lakes Collegiate Baseball League. During this time, he coached 5 pitchers that went on to play professional baseball.
Grady played high school baseball at North Canton Hoover where he was a two-time All-Federal League pitcher. After graduating in 2000, Grady played college baseball at NCAA Division III power Ohio Wesleyan University where he was a four-year letter man and was part of two NCAC Championships in 2001 and 2003.
In 2005, Grady played professionally for the Washington Wild Things under John Massarelli, who also currently serves on the Pioneer coaching staff. As a relief pitcher, Grady posted a 3-2 record with two saves and a 3.67 earned run average in 26 appearances.
He currently resides in North Canton with his wife, Lesley, and their son, Michael, and daughter, Audrey. In addition to his coaching duties, Grady also serves as a Business Management teacher at Hoover High School.