Proud to be a member of the Great Lake Canadians staff as a catching and hitting instructor, Sean Refflinghaus brings collegiate, provincial and local experience from the Intercounty Baseball League to the organization.
The London native grew up playing North London baseball from a very young age, then joining the London Badgers organization before venturing off to St. Clair College and eventually returning home to start a baseball program and captain the baseball team at Fanshawe College, where he played for two years. During his summers, Refflinghaus played three years in the Intercounty Baseball League with the London Majors, and one year of junior baseball with the St. Thomas Tomcats.
In 2010, the former catcher was named High School Player of the Year, before becoming a three-time Ontario college all-star. In one of his best seasons, he was also named the Canadian Intercollegiate Baseball Association All-Canadian catcher for being the backstop of the year. He won two national championships, one with the Badgers, with whom he also won a bronze medal, and one with St. Clair.
Refflinghaus delved into the coaching side of the game because when his playing days came to an end, he wasn’t finished giving back to baseball. With an opportunity to move into a full-time professional career doing something he enjoys, he left the game between the white lines and headed into coaching. In addition to being a part of the GLC staff, Refflinghaus has also spent the last two seasons on the Fanshawe College coaching staff, as well as volunteering with North London baseball, coaching with his father Michael.
The former backstop aims to help young players develop into the best baseball talent they can bet, but utilizing what he has learned along the way from his own mistakes, he also tries to help give them as much advice and assistance as he can in order to help them succeed on and off the field, aiding them in moving on in the game to go as far as they desire while ultimately enjoying the sport every step of the way.
Refflinghaus loves being a part of the Great Lake organization, with a program that does everything he dreamed about growing up as a young player. He enjoys going to practice being surrounded by a multitude of baseball talent, professionals, and constantly going up against the best competition in the entire province. He believes the GLC staff goes above and beyond to get its players to the next level, wherever it may be, and couldn’t be more grateful to play a hand in the process.