COACHING
STAFF

Shane Dawson

Head Coach

Shane Dawson was born and grew up in Fort McMurray where he played little league until moving to Drayton Valley.

Playing for the Spruce Grove White Sox, he won a gold medal at Western Canadian championships.

He then continued on to the collegiate level, playing for PBA (Prairie Baseball Academy) out of Lethbridge. After winning the CCBC championship and being selected to the all-conference team, Shane was drafted in the 17th round (535th overall) by the Toronto Bluejays. Shane was the 29th best Bluejays prospect in 2015, accumulating a 15-6 record and a 3.03 ERA.

That same year, Shane was part of Team Canada that won a gold medal in walk off fashion at the Pan Am Games.

In his last two years with the Toronto Bluejays organization, Shane pitched 241.1 innings, pitched against the Boston Red Sox led by retiring David Ortiz, and represented Canada at the World Baseball Classic.

He finished his Bluejays organization tenure with a 36-29 record and a 4.04 ERA over 505.2 innings pitched.

Andrew McLean

PBR Alberta

Prior to joining Prep Baseball Report, Maclean has been heavily involved in Alberta baseball as the Pitching Coach with the University of Calgary Dinos, Head Coach of the Junior Dinos, and Midget Director at Absolute Baseball Academy during the off-season.

In his last three seasons as Head Coach, he helped lead the club to 145 wins, while building the Junior Dino program from 1 summer team w/ no off-season training to 5 teams in 2017 who also train together all year.

Andrew has also coached at the Provincial level with Team Alberta and during the Alberta Summer Games events.

Andrew is currently introducing a one of a kind, Province wide, exposure based travel team to Alberta called the Alberta Prairie Sticks.

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Daniel Gonzalez

Coach

Daniel Gonzalez is a native of Venezuela, and has lived in Calgary, Alberta since 2012.

Prior to that, Daniel lived in Houston, Texas where he played baseball at the High School level.

His passion for baseball led him to play for the University of Calgary’s baseball team. During his career as a Dino, he broke several school records including best single season ERA with an ERA of 1.77 in 25 innings pitched.

Daniel has coached the past 3 Season’s at a Bantam Level in Calgary.

Daniel is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Geology at the University of Calgary, which he will obtain in Spring 2019.

Boris Gonzalez

Coach

Boris grew up playing baseball in his native country of Venezuela and brings 8+ years of coaching experience to the Strive team.

He spent five years as the Head Coach of San Rafael Little League team in Maracaibo, Venezuela.

After moving his family to Houston, TX he spent one season with the Bantam Rockies.

Boris has also spent the last two seasons with the JD program here in Calgary, AB.

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