Softball Canada Names Two Men’s National Team Assistant Coaches

Published by Gilles LeBlanc

Published on December 18, 2013

  mapleleaflogo.jpg(Ottawa, ON) Softball Canada is pleased to announce the addition of two new assistant coaches to the Men’s National Team program. Bryan Sosnowski (Leduc, AB) will join the Senior Men’s National Team coaching staff, while Fred Redhead (Leduc, AB) will serve as an assistant coach on the Junior Men’s National Team. The Senior Men’s National Team will defend their title at the Pan American Championship in Parana, Argentina from October 25 to November 2, 2014. The Junior Men’s National Team will compete at the ISF Junior Men’s World Championship in Whitehorse, YK from July 11-20, 2014.

Bryan Sosnowski enjoyed a fantastic 25-year playing career at the Intermediate and Senior Men’s levels, earning three Gold and three Silver medals at the Canadian Championships. Bryan won a Gold medal as a member of Team Canada at the 1983 Pan American Games, and was inducted to the Softball Canada Hall of Fame as a member of that team in 1997 and later as an Athlete in 2012. Bryan coached at many levels over the past 25 years and has conducted many clinics with hitters and infielders. He will join Don Bates, Les Howey and John Stuart on the coaching staff of the Senior Men’s National Team.

Fred Redhead started playing competitive softball in 1979 and brings 15 years of softball coaching experience at various age levels in Leduc, Viking, Irma and Lloydminster in Alberta. He also gained valuable international coaching experience this past summer by serving as head coach of the New Zealand ISA team at the U21 Men’s International Championship held in Saskatoon, SK. Fred brings a lot of experience with pitchers and outfielders to the coaching staff. He joins Jim Jones, Doug Chase and George Ryder on the coaching staff of the Junior Men’s National Team.

"We are extremely happy to add two quality individuals to the Men’s National Team Program" stated Mike Branchaud, Manager of National Teams and Canadian Championships for Softball Canada. "The experience that both Bryan and Fred have will go a long way in helping our athletes plan and prepare for the upcoming season. Both individuals will have key roles in advance scouting and video analysis moving forward."

The Senior Men’s National Team will hold a training camp in Brampton, ON from June 13-15, 2014 before defending their title at the Men’s Pan American Championship in Parana, Argentina. Meanwhile, the Junior Men’s National Team will hold a selection camp in Brampton, ON May 23-25, 2014 before gathering for a training camp in Vancouver, BC July 2-9, 2014 leading up to the ISF Junior Men’s World Championship in Whitehorse, YK.

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For more information, please contact:

Gilles LeBlanc
Manager – Marketing and Communications
Softball Canada
(613) 523-3386 x. 3105
gleblanc@softball.ca

 

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