SAIT Trojans Head Coach attending BC High Performance ID Camp
Oceanside Softball is please to announce that George Edwards Head Coach of the SAIT Trojans will be joining us, Wednesday March 20th of the BC Performance ID Camp
SAIT Trojans Head Coach and Director of the Western Collegiate Softball Association (WCSA):
Coach George Edwards started Coaching with the SAIT Trojans Fastball Team in 2003 as an Assistant Coach and in late fall of 2006 he became the Head Coach until this present time. He is instrumental in the building of the Trojans Fastball program. He is an avid supporter of the Game of Fastball and spends countless hours recruiting players to attend SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology). Having coached now for 48 years he has worked with every level and age of player in the game. He was the First Head Coach to win the “Coach of the Year Award” for the WCSA and has many awards to his credit in League, Provincials, Westerns, and Summer Games. “Coach George” as he is often referred to, takes special pride in assisting young women to achieve their dreams of playing College Softball at their highest potential. His vision has been, and will always be to allow young women the opportunity to follow their Dream of playing College Softball.
Coach Edwards is also a Director of the Western Collegiate Softball Association and has been a member of the league since its inception. The WCSA was formed in 2002 to give Canadian girls the opportunity to play College Softball in Canada. The growth and competitiveness of the league is a testament to the WCSA’s success. The WCSA boasted 3 teams in the Canadian Collegiate National Softball Championships for the 2018 season with its teams placing 1st, 3rd and in 6th place.
The WCSA players Alumni include former NCAA players from all Divisions 1 2 3, also NAIA and Junior College players who have graduated and or returned to Canada and then furthered their education while playing for Universities, Colleges and Technical Schools within the WCSA. In addition, the WCSA Alumni include players who have played on National teams from the Chek Republic, the Netherlands Jr National Team, and Team Canada’s National Jr team. There have also been several players have gone on to play on Professional teams in Italy, Holland, New Zealand and Australia.
In closing, the past 17 years has witnessed a steady stream of B.C. players both from the mainland and the Island who have ventured west to Alberta and Saskatchewan to play college Softball in the WCSA.