Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Coaching changes

Back in March, I wrote an article asking what’s next for Colin Moro.  The Calgary native and former Calgary Viper star had suddenly found himself without a place to play as spring neared.  Well, the phone never did ring from a team looking for an experienced hitter.  Instead he spent the spring and summer coaching a high level team with Calgary’s Pro Baseball Force.
Well, he enjoyed coaching so much that he has now taken the next step and been named head coach of the University of Calgary Dinos men’s baseball team.  The Dinos play in the Canadian College Baseball Conference (CCBC), and the opening presented itself when incumbent AJ Fystro left the organization to join the Okotoks Dawgs of the WMBL.  Fystro had coached the Dinos since 2004.

Congratulations to both Moro and Fystro and we wish them the best of success in their new roles.


On an unrelated note, I would like to express my condolences to the family of Jeff Gidney who passed away last week.  Gidney was responsible for bringing professional baseball back to the area after the move of the Cannons.  I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but by all accounts he was a very well liked and respected individual and will be missed by all who had the good fortune of knowing or doing business with him.

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