Diamond Sports has announced the addition of Chad Mercado to its coaching staff as a[more] catcher, infield, hitting, and pitching coach. Mercado played middle-infield, pitcher, and catcher for Mills University Studies High School in Little Rock, where he earned All-Conference and Xtra Innings honors. Mercado earned second team All-Jayhawk Conference while playing third base and catcher for Pratt Community College.
After JUCO, he played Division I baseball at Southeast Missouri State University where he threw out 41 percent of base runners and had a .990 fielding percentage for his career. During the summers in college, Mercado spent his time in the Major League Baseball-sponsored Valley League playing for the Covington Lumberjacks in Virginia, where he won the Valley League Championship in 2005 and was an All-Star in 2006. He is currently finishing his Masters in Teaching at UCA while teaching at Beebe High School.
Thirty-minute private lessons with Mercado will be $40 each with the 10th lesson free. To schedule a lesson with call Diamond Sports at 501-653-BATS (2287).