Sports Management and Athletic Recruiting!

Management Team

getting to know our people

  • MARSHAL LARKEY

    Chief Executive Officer
    and General Manager

    MARSHAL LARKEY

    CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND GENERAL MANAGER

    @birddogscoutGM

    (833) 726-8887 SCOUT US, EXT 1

    marshal.larkey@birddogscout.com

    Marshal Larkey resides in Alexandria, Virginia and retired from the United States Army in 2007. Marshal is the General Manager of Bird Dog Scout LLC, Sports Management and Athletic Recruiting, promoting baseball and softball players from high school to college opportunities and signing National Letters of Intent. Bird Dog Scout, LLC is a Service Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).

    Coached high school baseball and football over 20 years up to the American Legion level and covers players nationwide and capable of physically scouting six states within the Northern Virginia and District of Columbia area (DC, MD, NC, PA, VA, WV); has the ability to evaluate and mentor positional players, catchers and pitchers.

    Marshal completed the Baseball General Manager and Scouting certification course in 2013. The course included MLB collective bargaining agreement, Sabermetrics, MLB scouting techniques, scouting reports, draft analysis, player evaluations, MLB General Manager practices and statistical analysis. His mentors included four-time World Series winning scout, Larry D'Amato and former General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Dan Evans.

    Professional skills include College Regional Admissions Representative, National Federation of High Schools, level one coaching certification, Cal Ripken coaching certification, Commonwealth of Virginia Master Coach certification through the Virginia High School League, NCAA recruiting, scheduling, organizing practices, knowledge of rules and regulations, training and conditioning.

    While in the United States Army, mentored strength and conditioning, physical conditioning, weight control and minimized risk of injury; served during Desert Storm and numerous deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom; awarded the Bronze Star Medal.

  • JEREMY LARKEY

    Assistant General
    Manager

    JEREMY LARKEY

    ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER

    @birddogscout

    (833) 726-8887 SCOUT US, EXT 2

    jeremy.larkey@birddogscout.com

    Jeremy Larkey resides in Alexandria, Virginia and the Assistant General Manager of Bird Dog Scout LLC, Sports Management and Athletic Recruiting, promoting baseball and softball players from high school to college opportunities and signing National Letters of Intent. Bird Dog Scout, LLC is a Service Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).

    Pitched at the Division II level, winning the 2016 Great Midwest Athletic Conference Championship. Played two seasons of collegiate summer baseball with the Cal Ripken League. Attended several independent league and MLB tryouts across the United States.

    Coached American Legion baseball after graduating college and capable of physically scouting six states within the Northern Virginia and District of Columbia area (DC, MD, NC, PA, VA, WV); has the ability to evaluate and mentor positional players, catchers and pitchers.

    Jeremy is on schedule to complete the Baseball General Manager and Scouting certification course including MLB collective bargaining agreement, Sabermetrics, MLB scouting techniques, scouting reports, draft analysis, player evaluations, MLB General Manager practices and statistical analysis.

  • SPECIAL ASST TO THE GM
    EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

    JEANNE DERBA

    SPECIAL ASST TO THE GM EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

    @birddogscout

    (833) 726-8887 SCOUT US, EXT 3

    jeanne.derba@birddogscout.com

    Jeanne Derba resides in Salem, New Hampshire and the Special Assistant to the General Manager for Educational Resources of Bird Dog Scout LLC, Sports Management and Athletic Recruiting, promoting baseball and softball players from high school to college opportunities and signing National Letters of Intent.

    Bird Dog Scout, LLC is a Service Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).

    Jeanne has over 30 years in the public education system, teaching in the Northeast and is a “Double Eagle” from Boston College, graduating with both undergraduate and masters degree in education.

  • DEANA CRIESS

    DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
    AND COMMUNICATIONS

    DEANA CRIESS

    DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

    @birddogscout

    (833) 726-8887 SCOUT US, EXT 4

    deana.criess@birddogscout.com

    Deana Criess is a Communications and Media consultant based in Boston, MA. Her work focuses on helping athletes and actors hone their networking skills, social media presence and their ability to speak effectively with reporters. During her 15+ year career, she has worked with multiple sports figures at the university and professional level.

    She has worked with members of the NHL, NBA and MLB including World Series-winning athletes and has had the honor of running sessions at Fenway Park and Gillette Stadium. Deana also works with actors and comedians from major shows and networks including Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, MTV and Comedy Central.

    When she’s not working with individual clients she is traveling the world working with Fortune 500 companies (Google, Facebook, Twitter, Procter & Gamble and more). Deana’s industry-leading work has been featured on PBS, NPR, CNN, and Slate.com and in The Boston Globe and The Wall Street Journal.

  • DIRECTOR OF
    BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

    WILLIAM COAKLEY

    DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

    @birddogscout

    (833) 726-8887 SCOUT US, EXT 5

    william.coakley@birddogscout.com

    Reporting to the Assistant General Manager, manages business opportunity within assigned regions, responsible for promoting the philosophy and objectivity of the intercollegiate athletic programs. Acts as liaison between amateur scouting staff, including hiring, training, performance management, evaluation, and mentoring.

a bit about us

time to meet the team!

About Us

where we started

Bird Dog Scout is a coaching and mentoring organization that assists and guides high school baseball and softball student-athletes, from freshmen to seniors and their parents, to reach their short and long term goals in the college recruiting process through web based discussion and our comprehensive program.

Players enrolled in the program receive an online profile, visibility with colleges, recruiting classes using webinars and mentorship, resulting in a plan of action via web based online discussion at an affordable price. Each high school student-athlete has different goals and unique qualities that are different from one another, whether mental, physical, academic, emotional, social, spiritual, community, family or financial characteristics.

For the student-athlete, the challenges of balancing athletics while simultaneously satisfying academic requirements now and for future college entrance can be very demanding. Throw in the recruiting process and it could get overwhelming and costly for all involved, but does not have to be! This is where we assist the student- athlete and parents.

Bird Dog Scout can assist the student-athlete and your family move through the process with confidence and direction as it has done for so many others. At the end of the day, the college or university you choose should suit your academic qualifications, athletic ability, social expectations, family financial goals and mental make-up. It is best to start the recruiting process early as a freshman, but most importantly when you are ready to commit to the recruiting process.

We also continue the athletic process for collegiate players wanting to play collegiate summer ball, the scouting process and independent baseball, if not drafted out of college with an online profile and scouting report.

Our Skills

and things that help

Coaching Experience 100%
Scouting Experience 100%
Admissions Counseling 100%
Athletic Management 100%
Athletic Recruiting 100%
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