Passing of Mark Sanderson

The Toronto Fastpitch Club plays each season in memory of  Coach Mark Sanderson.

Published by Gilles LeBlanc

Published on December 21, 2015

(Ottawa, ON) Softball Canada is saddened by the news of the sudden passing of Mark Sanderson (Brampton, ON) on December 15, 2015.

A long-time coach in Softball Ontario’s Provincial Women’s Softball Association (PWSA), Mark was inducted to the Softball Canada Hall of Fame in 2000 as the Manager of the 1995-1997 Chinguacousy Junior Cougars team, which won three consecutive Canadian Championships during those years. He also coached club teams in Brampton and Cawthra, as well as the Universities of York and Toronto of the Ontario Intercollegiate Women’s Fastpitch Association (OIWFA). Mark was an Assistant Coach with the Canadian Junior Women’s National team from 2002 to 2007, attending two WBSC World Championships over that span. He was always willing to help out the National Team coaching staff as a guest coach at various identification camps and Development Team/Futures events, where his presence and opinions were always valued by coaches and players alike.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Mark’s family and friends, as well as all of the players, coaches and umpires who have had the pleasure of crossing paths with him on the softball diamond.

Click here to view Mark Sanderson’s obituary.


For more information, please contact:

Gilles LeBlanc
Manager – Marketing and Communications
Softball Canada
(613) 523-3386 ext. 3105


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