Softball Ontario adds three (3) new Members to it's Line-up

November 3, 2011

Toronto, ON

Toronto, ONTARIO- Softball Ontario welcomes  three (3) additions to its Coaching Committee which include the following individuals Stephanie Mordus of Windsor, ON; Dave Mahaffey of Orillia,ON and Scott Searle of Orleans, ON.

Below is a brief bio on each of the new Committee Member:
Stephanie Mordus has an impressive background in Softball and anyone would be honoured to have her as a part of their team. Steph started off as a player, 3rd base to be exact where she received numerous All-Star awards for her performance and the natural progression was for Steph to move in to the Coaching aspect of the game. Steph is the current Assistant Coach for both the University of Windsor and University of Detroit Mercy, an active Softball Ontario Learning Facilitator/Evaluator, the Camp Coordinator for the Windsor Lady Expos Fast Pitch Association, the Head Organizer/Instructor for the Windsor Lady Expos Fast Pitch Association, a Member of the Windsor Lady Expos Board of Directors and a Member of the Ontario Intercollegiate Women’s Fast Pitch Association Board Member - Team Rep.

Dave Mahaffey has over ten years of experience in the great game of Softball through Umpiring and Coaching.  Recently, Dave’s focus shifted from officiating to coaching within the Georgian Bay Minor Softball League as the Head Coach at the House league, Select and Competitive Levels.  As a Director on the Board for his local softball association, he has instructed at many local in house player clinics specifically in Pitcher/Catcher clinics.  Dave believes in coach education and has obtained “trained” status in Learn to Coach and Competition-Introduction, Softball.  He has always been a great support of Softball Ontario programs specifically instructing at Softball Ontario Umpire clinics.  He is enthusiastic about softball and is willing to share his knowledge within the softball community.  Dave brings a perspective from the male house league and provincial level to the Softball Ontario Coaching Committee.

Scott Searle has a unique background that has an idea mix of Softball and Education and is an excellent edition to the Softball Ontario Coaches Committee.  Scott was selected by the Principal of his school to develop polices for Substance Abuse and Right to Play.  Scott is currently working on his NCCP Level 4 Certification for Softball; is currently the Head Coach for the University of Ottawa Softball team and has been since 2006; he was the Head Coach for the Orleans Rebels Junior Women’s Team form 2009-2011; he was a guest coach at Simon Fraser University Softball Evaluation Camp; Evaluator Canada Games Team Ontario for the Women’s Program and is the Hitting Coaching for Team Ontario Men’s Program.  In addition to Scott’s coaching experience he is also an active Learning Facilitator and Evaluator for Softball Ontario, Clinic Instructor for OASA Skills Clinic and Program Instructor for PWSA’s Colour Your Dream program.

The Softball Ontario Coaching Committee is responsible for the delivery of Softball Ontario’s National Coaching Certification Program including Learn to Coach, Keep Coaching and Competition-Introduction, Softball, Softball:  Level 3 technical.  Coaching Committee members are also responsible for setting program goals and objectives, representing the Coaching Program and working to provide Coach Education and resources in the province of Ontario.

The Coaching Committee is currently involved in the following programs with more project underway:
·         The National Coaching Certification Program for Softball in the Province of Ontario at the Community Sport and Competitive Stream
·         International Coaching Symposium with Softball Canada

If you have any questions about the Softball Ontario Coaches Program or the selection process of the Softball Ontario Coaches Committee, please contact Steph Sutton via email at or by phone 416-426-7150.

Softball Ontario is the governing body for the sport of softball in Ontario. Our goal is to promote and develop the sport of softball for its athletes, officials and volunteers by providing programs and services at all levels of competitions.

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