A mainstay of the Blue Jays Baseball Academy at inception, Wayne has coached at all levels of baseball in Canada over the past 30 years, including seven years with the Women's National Team program. He is a graduate of the National Coaching Institute (NCI) in Toronto, and is a Senior Coaching Consultant at the Coaching Association of Canada. He is a Master Coach Developer in Baseball, Hockey and multi-sport environments, and is involved in many coach education projects with Baseball Canada.
John has been associated with the Toronto Blue Jays for over ten years as an instructor for amateur baseball and is an NCCP Baseball Master Coach Developer and Evaluator. He was born, played baseball, still resides, instructs and coaches baseball in Hamilton, Ontario. In his role as Instructor lead, he is responsible for supporting the training, onboarding and mentorship of new instructors as well as being a leading voice onsite at clinics and camps
Dan has coached minor baseball for over 15 years in various centres and at different levels in Ontario. Prior to that he spent four years playing college baseball in Florida and West Virginia. He has over 10 years of academy experience with the Blue Jays.
Tim played varsity baseball at St Clair College after a youth baseball career in Lambton County. Graduating from Brock University with a degree in kinesiology in 2016, he works at Crossfit St. Catharines, coaching Crossfit classes, olympic weightlifting, and helping run their kids program.
Daniel is entering his eighth season with the Blue Jays Organization, and first year with the academy. He is currently leading his former varsity high school baseball program in Vaughan. He graduated from York University with a Business degree and played four years of university baseball while at York.
Brad is a former Windsor resident who spent 15 years playing, and then coaching, in the South Windsor Minor Baseball Association. He is now entering his twelfth season with the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy.
Robert Grilli is a former division 1 baseball player who graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Economics & a minor in Business. Robert prides himself on helping others, evidenced by his book The Playbook, A Student-Athlete's Guide to Success along with his company Lakeborn. Robert has been playing the game of baseball since the age of 4, has helped coach, and mentor thousands of student-athletes over the course of 10 years. Outside of baseball Robert is not one to shy away from a game of PingPong.
Tyler's baseball experience has taken him from the grassroots level, rep, elite, all the way to university level baseball competition. Tyler has enjoyed personal/team success on the field as a member of the Varsity Men's Brock Badgers team. Tyler's true passion is with off-field training aspects of the game. Tyler has earned his Undergraduate and Master's degree from Brock University in Sport Management. He continues to work within the Athletic Department supporting their sport and academy programming.
Kyle is entering his 7th year of coaching & 2nd season with The Blue Jays Academy. He coached The Royal York Cardinal 18U's to a Midget AA Baseball Ontario Provincial Championship in 2017 & has now moved over to The Etobicoke Rangers to coach their 15U Program in 2018. He was born, played baseball, coaches & resides in Etobicoke, Ontario.
Dan is entering his 3rd year as an Instructor with the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy. He is an Instructor and Coach for children of all ages and abilities. Dan is an NCCP Coach Developer and Coach Evaluator. He is a CPTN Certified Personal Trainer with a goal to keep children active. Dan is happily married and the father of 2 children.
Patrick has coached at the secondary level for over twenty years. He has also been involved in Jays instructional camps and has been part of the international team that travelled to France and Austria. With his background in education, Patrick has supported events like "Baseball - Everyone Belongs" which promotes inclusivity for players with special needs. He enjoys learning more about the game of baseball every day.
Justin joined the Blue Jays Baseball Academy during his playing career at Brock University. A passionate advocate of educating youth on fitness, Justin owns and operates his own strength and conditioning centre in Southern Ontario.
Andrew is an NCCP certified coach, and has proudly served as an Instructor for the Blue Jays Baseball Academy for many years. His years of experience in competitive baseball have enabled him to extensively instruct players and coaches from the local level to the university level throughout much of Canada for more than 25 years. By profession, Andrew is an elementary school teacher, who utilizes his work ethic and strengths to be an effective communicator, instructor, and motivator to ball players and coaches alike. He resides in Markham, Ontario, and is married and blessed with two great kids.
James joins us for his first season with the Blue Jays Baseball Academy after a playing career at Brock University. He is currently pursuing a Master's Candidate in Coaching & Sport Education at West Virginia University.
Nick is approaching six years with the Toronto Blue Jays in several roles. He has played several years of baseball within Canada/USA; currently Pitching in the senior division for Pickering. He has multiple years of coaching experience and is currently a Pitching Coach and catching development with the 18U Oshawa Legionaires Elite team. Nick is constantly furthering his baseball knowledge.
Geoff attended Niagara University where he served 4 years as a NCAA Division 1 student-athlete on the baseball team. As part of his four year tenure, he was a utility infielder playing all positions in the infield. He graduated with a Business Marketing degree and made the dean's list all four years. Additionally, he played one year in the Intercounty Baseball League playing for the Hamilton Cardinals and is currently working in sales within the GTA.
Adam has played baseball in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honours Specialization in Kinesiology. He combines playing and coaching experience with knowledge of athletic performance and sport psychology to deliver instruction on the acquisition and development of baseball skills. Adam is entering his second year with the Blue Jays Baseball Academy.
Shaun is the only OUA baseball player to be drafted in the MLB Draft (TOR, 2012) and was a member of the 2013 Northwest League Champion Vancouver Canadians during his time with the Blue Jays organization. Prior to that, Shaun played for Brock University from 2010 through 2012 where he helped Brock win the 2010 OUA Championship and captured two OUA Top Hitter awards. He was inducted into the Brock Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015. In his free time, he enjoys travelling with his wife and spending time with their black lab.
Eric graduated UOIT with a degree in Kinesiology and also has a diploma from Durham College, from the Fitness and Health Promotion program. He is a CSEP certified personal trainer working at Extreme Fitness in Pickering. Eric played baseball for the Pickering Red Sox until senior where he continues to follow his passion for playing.
A former Canadian National Champion, Ontario Blue Jay & T12 Alumnus, Troy is a passionate student of the game currently playing baseball at Wayne State University pursuing a psychology degree.
After finishing up his competitive career playing at Brock University, Eric transitioned into coaching. He is a NCCP trained coach with over ten years of experience. Eric began coaching in his hometown with the Quinte West Minor Baseball Association before moving to BC. For four years he was an instructor at the Power Zone Academy in Abbotsford. Eric recently moved back to Ontario and began with the Toronto Blue Jays amateur baseball program in 2017.