Shred Jumps Into New Role with OBJ
The Ontario Blue Jays are pleased to announce the addition of Darren Shred to the OBJ Coaching Staff and Administration in a full-time capacity as Assistant to Baseball Operations in Social Media and Alumni Relations as well as Pitching Coach.
Shred comes from a long and successful baseball background including his time with the Bantam National Champion Brampton Royals, before moving forward to the Ontario Blue Jays in 2012. During his OBJ career he was apart of two major OBJ Championships, the 2013 AABC Mickey Mantle World Series in McKinney, Texas and the 2015 Perfect Game BCS Championship in Fort Myers, Florida - both event championships were a first for any Canadian team. In addition to his time with OBJ, Shred was one of the youngest players ever to be selected to play with the Canadian Junior National Team as the age of 15 as both a Catcher and Pitcher. During his time with Team Canada, he was an instrumental part of the 2014 National Team that qualified for the U-18 World Cup in Japan. Shred graduated OBJ in 2015 as a Chipola College (NJCAA D1) commit but chose to sign with the Cincinnati Reds after his selection in the MLB First-Year Players Draft. He spent three seasons with the Reds before suffering a career-ending arm injury in 2018.
Shred will be responsible for building the OBJ social presence both with current avenues and new ones. He will also head up OBJ Alumni Relations working towards new events, and outreach projects. Lastly, his experiences and expertise on the mound and behind the plate will greatly impact OBJ Pitchers and Catchers. Welcome back, Darren!