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Developmental Staff

Chris Robinson

Director of Baseball Operations

info@greatlakecanadians.com

  • MLB Player San Diego Padres 2013
  • 9yrs professional baseball experience
  • Olympian
  • 13x Canadian National Team Member
  • Starting catcher 2013 World Baseball Classic
  • 2005 3rd round draft pick Detroit Tigers
  • Catching Instructor Canadian Junior National Team
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5jDylPiQRI

Adam Stern

Director of Player Development & 18U Manager

  • MLB player (2005-2010) Red Sox, Brewers, Orioles
  • 10 yrs professional baseball experience
  • 2 x Olympian
  • 8 yrs Canadian National Team Member
  • Starting CF 2006, 2009 World Baseball Classic 
  • 2001 3rd round draft pick Atlanta Braves
  • Scout Boston Red Sox
  • Hitting/Outfield Instructor Canadian Junior National Team
  • Owner Centrefield Sports
  • WBC 06′:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUVhiXsgQS4

Adam Arnold

Pitching Coordinator & Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

adam@greatlakecanadians.com

  • 5 yrs professional baseball experience
  • 2007 41st round draft pick Milwaukee Brewers
  • Developed National Team Pitchers: Michael Brettell, Tyler Whitbread, Austin Shields
  • 2014 GLC 18U Manager

Jeff Helps

16U/17U Manager & Infield Coordinator

jeff@greatlakecanadians.com

  • 5 yrs professional baseball experience
  • 3 yrs Div 1 Central Michigan University
  • 2014 GLC 15U Manager

Shane Davis

15U Manager

  • 2 yrs professional baseball experience
  • 2011 42nd Round Draft pick of the Toronto Blue Jays
  • 2005 Junior National Team Member
  • 4 yrs Canisius College Div 1, 2008 Freshman All-American

Kirk Barclay

18U Coach/Catching Instructor

  • Played college baseball Anderson University (Indiana) and Huntington University (Indiana)
  • Head Eastern Canadian Scout Kansas City Royals
  • 23 Yrs coaching experience
  • Developed several pro and college players including:
  • Neal Atchison (LA Dodgers 1995), Jason Helps (Florida Marlins 2002), Grant Mullen (Colorado Rockies 2000), Mike Gray (Ole Miss 2001), Mitch Bigras (Boston College 2014)

Tom Arnold

15U Coach

  • 30 yrs coaching experience
  • Long time St. Thomas Elgin player and Coach
  • Developed many professional players including:  Jamie Romak, Brock Kjeldgaard, Adam Arnold & Brad McElroy

Derek Bloomfield

Infield/Hitting Instructor

  • Played at Hill College in Texas
  • Signed with Cook County Cheetahs (Frontier League)
  • 18 yrs coaching experience
  • Associate Scout Kansas City Royals

Jamie Romak

Infield/Hitting Instructor

Brock Kjeldgaard

INF/OF/Hitting Instructor

  • 10 yrs professional baseball experience
  • 2005 34th round draft pick Milwaukee Brewers
  • 5 time National Team Member
  • 2 time Pan Am Games Gold Medalist

Brad McElroy

14U Black Manager - OF/Hitting Instructor

  • 5 yrs professional baseball experience
  • 2008 25th round draft pick Toronto Blue Jays
  • 2 yrs UNC Charlotte Div 1

Mike Ambrose

Infield/Hitting Instructor

  • 2 Yrs Professional Experience (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 2 yrs UNC Charlotte Div. 1
  • 5 yrs coaching experience

Matt Bowden

14U Black Manager/Infield Instructor

  • Current 2B on University of Western Ontario Baseball Team
  • 2015 OUA Champion
  • National Gold Medalist (2013) and Bronze Medalist (2015) 
  • Instructor at Centrefield Sports

Larry Balkwill

Catching/Hitting Instructor

  • 3 years professional experience 
  • 2009 41st round Draft Pick Detroit Tigers 
  • 4 years Siena College Division 1 
  • 2009 Canadian National Junior Team

Sean Refflinghaus

Catching/Hitting Instructor

  • 4yrs Inter-County Baseball League 
  • 1yr St. Clair College/2yr Fanshawe College 
  • 3x National Gold Medalist and 1 Bronze Medal 
  • CIBA-All Canadian Catcher and 3x OCAA All Star team member

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