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|STEVE KONEK, SR
bench coach - #13
Coach Konek returned to the Merchants bench in 2014 having previously been with the team
1989-1994 and 1998-2002. He also coached baseball at Coupeville High School 1981-87 and
softball at Coupeville in 1997-98.
He previously served as President of the Pacific International League from 1992-97 and then
again from 2002-10. The National Baseball Congress presented him with the 1999 Hap Dumont
Following high school graduation, he joined the US Army (1965-1968). He served with the 173d
Airborne Brigade (Separate) and the 4th Psychological Group completing two tours in Vietnam.
He has spent countless hours with the US Army veterans of Chapter XVI, National Society of
the 173rd Airborne; Chapter 16, US Special Forces Association; veterans of the RSVN 81st
Airborne Rangers and RSVN Special Forces of WA, to help raise funds for and awareness of the
Vietnam Fund for Education, Music, & Infrastructure Library Project which is a 501(c)(3)
organization, dedicated to improving the lives of children in Vietnam through the support of
education, mentoring program for orphaned girls, school infrastructure, school library and food
programs, and traditional music & musicians.
He received his Associates Degree from Tacoma Community College in 1970 and a Bachelors of
Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Washington.
Steve's son, Steve Jr, played baseball at Whitworth College for four seasons and played in the
Pacific International League for over ten years with the Everett Merchants and the Seattle Studs
participating in the NBC World Series five times.
Adults $3.00 ($5 for DH)
Juniors (students) $2.00
Children under 8 FREE.
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help fund the Merchants
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