Meet The Cats Coaches

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Clockwise from top left: Head Coach Todd Haney will be assisted in 2019 by Curtis Pelletier, Jason Leone, John Schnaderbeck, Ian Sanderson, and Troy Birtwistle who are all back for 2019.

Todd Haney is ready for his first season at the helm of the Victoria HarbourCats, and he’ll do so with a seasoned coaching staff.

Haney, who played for the Expos, Mets and Cubs in his Major League Baseball career, will look to experienced help in all areas — people who have been exposed to the rigors of the West Coast League.

Named to the coaching staff for 2019:

CURTIS PELLETIERHitting Coach, Director of Player Development

Pelletier, a former college and pro player from Victoria, is in his second season now with the HarbourCats and has been a major addition to the year-round efforts. Pelletier moves from Bullpen Coach to Hitting Coach, and will work with the team’s catchers.

TROY BIRTWISTLEFirst Base Coach

Former college and pro pitcher/player from Shawnigan Lake, returns for his third season, a veteran presence and an intense leader. Also significantly helps the club with ballpark projects, owner of TRB Construction.

IAN SANDERSON Pitching Coach

Entering his second season in Victoria, Sanderson is the Pitching Coach at Lower Columbia College of the NWAC. A detail-oriented pitching coach focused on development within competition.

JASON LEONE — Third Base Coach

Former college player returning for his third summer in Victoria, has coaching experience at numerous colleges.

JOHN SCHNADERBECK — Outfield Coach

A former college player and pro in Colorado’s system, joins the team from his Portland-area home for many road series, acting as another resource for Coach Haney.