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The University of Calgary Fastball Coaching Staff 2016

HEAD COACH: Neal Harlos

Neal was selected as the new Head Coach of the Dinos in October 2015. He becomes the 6th Head Coach of the  
Dinos Fastball program, after spending the 2015 season working as an assistant coach with the team. Neal comes 
to the Dinos with a wealth of coaching experience. In the spring and summer season he coaches his Calgary Xtreme 
Jr. team. He has been head coach of teams that competed at both A & B Provincial  Championships, Western 
Canadian Championships, National Championships, Alberta Summer Games, and numerous tournaments in the US.
Neal holds his level 2 NCCP  and is working towards  his level 3. He is passionate about coaching and helping his 
players improve not only on the field but off the field as well. When not coaching he  likes to spend his time at the 
gym, cycling, and disc golfing.

 

 

Assistant Coach: Amanda Sanderson

This is Amanda's  first season as an assistant coach with the Dino's organization. She brings extensive playing experience to the program which includes;  Team Canada Elite in 2005,  Canadian Junior A National Champion in 2007,  NAIA Collegiate National Champion in 2007, Two-time All American, NAIA Player of the year in 2009, Sooner Athletic Conference player of the year in 2009. Amanda graduated with her Master's degree in Human and Health Performance from Oklahoma City University along with CoSida ESPN academic honours. Amanda has been an assistant coach for both, A and B competitive Fastball provincials, Western Canadian Championships and the Alberta Summer Games Zone 2 Team. She is looking forward to being part of the coaching staff and the 2016 season!

 

Pitching Coach: Caytlin Edge

Cayt just completed her fifth season with the Dinos in 2015, and is likely the Dino that has received the most individual awards. Highlights include two Top Pitcher awards, and three All Star selections. She was the winning pitcher for the Dinos in the 2014 League Championship game, when she pitched a one run complete game. A true team leader, Cayt gives her team her best at all times, and as she moves into coaching that will not change.

 

Associate Coach: Randy Plishka

After a six season stint as Head Coach, Randy stepped down, passing the reins to Neal Harlos. Randy will concentrate his attention on recruitment and management for the team. Randy is a native Calgarian, and graduated from the University of Calgary in 1982. Highlights of his 6 season stint as Head Coach include the  2011 season which saw the team winning the Silver Medal at the CCSA Nationals, and in 2014 with the Dinos capturing the WCSA Championship for the first time since 2004. His coaching record shows a conference record of .682           ( 64 wins - 29 losses - 3 ties ), and an career record  ( conference, non conference, playoff and Nationals ) of .574 ( 107 wins - 79 losses, and 4 ties ). When he’s not found on the ball diamond Randy can be found on a hiking trail in the mountains during the summer, or at a curling rink during the winter months.

 

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