OBJ Staff Restructuring
Today, after 17 years of working with The Ontario Blue Jays we are announcing the resignation of Sean Travers as our Director of Player Development.
Throughout this time Sean has lead a dedicated team of carefully selected coaches who grew us to where we are today – a nationally recognized program boasting a list of accomplished and talented alumni.
Over the years Sean and our coaches each played an essential role in the everyday running of our successful program. As a result, we have all watched with pride as over four hundred graduates from our program continue to move on to scholarships at top US colleges and universities, with many signing directly to professional leagues.
Sean leaves the Ontario Blue Jays in the hands of our trusted coaches who he has diligently mentored over the years, placing us in a very strong position for future growth. We sincerely thank him for his contribution and leadership during his tenure.
Please join us in wishing Sean a successful future in his endeavours.
At this time we would also like to announce all matters of Baseball Operations can be directed to Joe Ellison and Stephanie Wilkinson. We would like to announce the hiring of Kyle DeGrace who will serve as our new Director of Player Development and Head Coach at the 16U level.
Kyle is both an athlete and coach alumni of the Ontario Blue Jays, joining as a 16 year old player in 2003 and continuing in a coaching roll until 2016. He continues to play for the Barrie Baycats in the IBL (Intercounty Baseball League).
More announcements will be made in the coming days and weeks regarding our program.