Steve Fish grew up in Portland, Oregon, where he graduated from Jesuit High School in 1993. He continued on to junior college at the College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California.  After a two year stint in juco, he received a scholarship to the University of Nebraska (NCAA Division 1).  Steve was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in 1997 and was their minor league pitcher of the year in 1998.

 

Steve played 7 years of professional baseball before retiring and finishing his bachelor’s degree in education and continued on with his Master’s at Wesley College in Dover, Delaware. Steve has been a classroom teacher and full-time baseball coach since 2004.

 

Since he started his professional career in 1997, Steve has been a part of 14 championship teams including 6 Australian Baseball League National Championship titles with the Perth Heat from 2008-2015.  During this time, Steve was also serving as the Development Manager and High-Performance Manager for Baseball WA (Western Australia).  Steve was named Baseball Australia's National High Performance Coach of the Year in 2015 while managing the Perth Heat to back to back ABL Championships in 2014-15. In 2015, he managed the Australian 18U National team to a 4th place finish at the World Cup, and in 2017 the 18U team finished 5th at the World Cup in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. He also coached the 15U National team to victory in the 2018 Oceania World Cup Qualifiers against New Zealand. in January of 2018, Steve was named the Head Coach of the Australian Men's National Team.

 

In 2010, Steve created what was known as the Perth Heat Colts tour, guiding and coaching teams on both coasts of the USA. This tour allowed Steve to assist dozens of players with furthering their education by playing at the collegiate level and moving on to play professional baseball.  On September 11, 2001, he was in downtown Manhattan when the World Trade Centers were struck by jetliners while playing professional baseball in New York and embraces the story on tour with the players he steps on the field with because of it.  Steve has been the Development and High-Performance Manager for Baseball WA for the past 8 seasons and also scouts for the Boston Red Sox. Steve has 3 daughters (Gracia, Charlena, and Jasmine) and a son (Jaxon).