Area Scout: Gilbert and South Chandler, Arizona
Lavel Mayberry was born and grew up in Winslow, Arizona. During high school he was a three sport athlete: football, basketball and baseball. With hard work he was able to be part of the All-American Game as a senior, as well as Best of the West Player of the Year in 1998.
In college, he was a dual athlete playing baseball and football at the University of Arizona until 2002. From there he decided baseball was for him and played for six years for the Seattle Mariners and also for the New York Mets.
After a career-ending injury he started coaching youth football with the championship Chandler Diablos and most recently AYF Valor. He has won seven national championships coaching at different levels in youth football from ages in Mighty Mite to junior high school ball. In conjunction with youth sports, he is currently coaching linebackers at Perry High School for the last three years.