Mariners name 25-year-old Louis Boyd manager of Everett AquaSox
A year ago at this time, Louis Boyd was a Mariners farmhand with the High-A Modesto Nuts. Now he’s the 25-year-old manager of the Class A short season Everett AquaSox.
The Mariners announced Boyd as Everett’s new skipper Tuesday afternoon. Boyd takes over for previous Everett manager Jose Moreno, who Seattle parted ways with last week. Mariners minor league field coordinator Carson Vitale filled in as interim manager for the AquaSox between Moreno and Boyd.
“Louis is a perfect fit for this opportunity,” Mariners director of player development Andy McKay said in a press release. “He is a dedicated Mariner and a tireless worker. We couldn’t be more excited for him to lead our young players in Everett.”
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A native of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Boyd attended college at Arizona. He was a 24th-round selection of the Mariners in the 2017 MLB Draft and played 97 games in Seattle’s farm system. He was serving as infield coach this year with Modesto.
“My jaw hit the floor, I was just surprised and excited,” Boyd said of his new position in an article on MILB.com. “I can’t wait to have any kind of impact I can have on these kids’ careers.”
Boyd, a former AquaSox player himself, becomes the youngest manager in the Northwest League. He told MILB.com that managing was a goal of his.
“Being a manager has always been in the back of my mind,” he said. “My strengths as a player were thinking the game, helping out and being there for my teammates, and bringing energy to the team. I think those are the same strengths as what a coach should have.”