Coach Saad Samuel

Saad grew up playing baseball in Consort, AB, moving on to American Legion Baseball in Medicine Hat, US collegiate at Indian Hills Community College and earning a business degree at Viterbo University.

Playing Highlights: JUCO World Series, All-Iowa 3B, American Legion ROTY &
MVP, WMBL (WCBL) All-star 1B & HR league leader, Sunburst League Batting Champion,
5 BA Provincial Championships, 3 Montana State Tournament appearances.

He brings 20+ years experience in business, marketing, baseball development and leadership.  Coaching and instructing at an early age with various organizations in Medicine Hat, Calgary, leading to Edmonton where he was President/ GM/ Technical Director at South Jasper Minor Baseball;

  • Baseball Alberta Association located in Edmonton, from 2011 to 2017
  • Membership increased from approx. 500 to 1200
  • Introduced player development program (10 month) and AAA baseball
  • Developed by-laws, policies/ procedures, board structure, operational handbook, governance
  • Facility: 4 field maintenance agreement with City of Edmonton
  • Marketing: off-season programs, re-branding (new logo), uniforms, Digital Transformation; website, social media, online registrations
  • Accounting: Increased revenue from approx. $150K to $300K, approx. $200K surplus. Budgeting for all programs. Revenue from casino, grants, registrations, sponsorship.  Expenses from field maintenance, facility rentals, coach/ player development etc.

Coaching Highlights: Baseball AB AAA Provincial Championships (2), Western Canadian Championships (1 silver, 2 bronze), Calgary City Championship (2 gold)

Additional experience in amateur sports:
Instructor at Vimy Ridge Academy, St Francis Xavier Academy, Total Baseball, PSA, SEEBA, AABC, Alomar Camps.  Little League Edmonton advisor, Medicine Hat Big League Baseball board member, Baseball Alberta board member, WCBL VP of Marketing.