2023 Varsity Coaching Staff
Andy Underwood is a Madera High School graduate class of 2003 and was a two-sport athlete starting in basketball and baseball. He was a 2nd team All-League TRAC player in basketball. He excelled in baseball, lettering on varsity as a sophomore and making 1st team All-Trac as a junior and Senior. He was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 41st round but decided to play college baseball and further his education.
Fresno City College- Andy Underwood attended Fresno City College in 2004 and 2005. He was awarded the Dick Selma award in 2004 and 2005. Further awards earned by Underwood were 2005 MVP and the Central Valley Conference pitcher of the year in 2004 and 2005. In 2004 Underwood was named California junior college pitcher of the year with a record of 12-1, and in 2005 northern California pitcher of the year with a record of 10-1. Underwood was also a two-time Junior College All-American. In 2004 Underwood was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 21st round but decided to play more college baseball.
Fresno State- Underwood was a starting pitcher for Fresno State in 2006 helping the Bulldogs to a 46-18 record and the 19th ranked team in the nation. Underwood had a record of 12-3 and finished 3rd in the nation with 133 innings pitched. Underwood was a 1st team All-WAC player and was awarded WAC pitcher of the week twice. He was drafted in the 5th round by the San Diego Padres.
San Diego Padres
Underwood played two full seasons in the Padres farm system before being released. His high lights were being named the Mid-West league pitcher of the week and pitching 19 scoreless innings in a row. His career was cut short due to unexplainable arm troubles. Underwood says playing with other professionals and having the opportunity to learn from big-league ballplayers on a daily basis was priceless in furthering his career in coaching.
Underwood worked hard and fast to complete his education after playing baseball. He completed a BA from Fresno State in Kinesiology. When realizing his career was coaching and in education, he earned his Master’s degree from Fresno Pacific University and a teaching credential from National University.
Underwood started his coaching career at Fresno City College as an assistant pitching coach in 2008. He learned how to manage a team and how to make important decisions by working alongside Ron Scott and Eric Solberg (FCC head coach and pitching coach). He started coaching at Madera High School as the Varsity pitching coach in 2008 and became the head baseball coach in 2011. In his second year of coaching, the MHS baseball team won the Division 2 Valley Championship in 2013. Coach Underwood and staff have also led the Coyotes to back 2 back CMAC league championships in 2014 & 2015. In 2021 the Coyotes were D2 Section Champs and qualified for the first state playoff for baseball. He credits all of his success to the hard-working coaches and the people who surround him on a daily basis.
(12TH SEASON, 179-131-3)
2013 D2 SECTION CHAMPS
2014 CMAC CHAMPS
2015 CMAC CHAMPS
2015 County All-Star Coach
2021 D2 SECTION CHAMPS
2021 D2 SoCal REGIONAL TEAM
2nd Season at MHS
Coach Pursell is 1993 MHS Graduate and Coyote baseball alumni. Coached six seasons at Thomas Jefferson Middle School and in his 7th season at MHS. Mike was a part of the 2021 D2 Section Title Staff and will work with infields in 2022.
8th Season at MHS
4th Season at MHS
4th Season at MHS
JV & Frosh Coaches
Head JV Coach
4th Season at MHS
Head Frosh Coach
1st Season at MHS
Coach Ramirez is a 2003 grad from Le Grand HS.
Played three years of HS baseball
He spent 7 seasons with Madera National LL and 3 seasons with Madera Babe Ruth.
Coach Ramirez is entering his 3rd Season with MHS Baseball