Bill Brand Sr.

Bill coached in the OBA (Burlington & Georgetown) for 8 years, culminating with a Provincial Championship in 2009 as the Assistant Coach with the Georgetown Eagles. From 2006 –08 he served as the Executive/Secretary for BOMBA (Burlington). Bill was also the Head Coach for the Canadian Beaver Tails in 2009. The Beaver Tails was a 12U All-Star Team that competed at Cooperstown Dreams Park. They went further in the tournament than other Canadian team in history, losing in the final 8. In 2009 Bill also joined the Canadian Thunderbirds Baseball Organization in Hamilton. He participated with the Canadian Thunderbirds until 2011 as Head Coach of the 16U team.  Bill was also very involved in organizing tournaments and special events. He also participated in summer camps in Hamilton at Bernie Arbour Stadium. In Oct 2011 Bill hosted a player’s showcase in Hamilton with 86 players participating (Ontario & Quebec) and 26 Coaches from Canada and the USA. In 2012 Bill owned and managed the Ontario Mariners 18U Baseball Team. They competed in the ECPL and several tournaments in the USA. After 4 years away from baseball, Bill is back in the saddle as the assistant coach for the Ontario Blue Jays 14U Team.

Dave Buckley (Past President of BOMBA ) “ When I think of Bill, two things are prominent in my thoughts:  He is a straight shooter and baseball devotee. He speaks his mind openly and honestly and he has a passion for baseball that characterizes him. This passion, however, was never excessive and Bill coached with the objective of his players enjoying the game above everything else”.

Bill resides in Burlington and is married to Sherry. They have 2 children (Billy & Vicky). Billy graduated from the Ontario Blue Jays program in 2015.