Program Coaches and Trainers

Alan Spohn Head Coach

  • NCCP Level III Softball.
  • Over 25 years of coaching experience.
  • Coaching rep softball since 1995.
  • Teams have captured Eight Provincial Championships since 1995
  • more recent results (Brampton): http://www.ontariopwsa.com/Competition/PlayoffResults/2014.aspx
  • Midget 2014-Gold          Midget 2013-Bronze            Bantam 2012-Gold
  • Teams had qualified for 13 National Appearances in a row between 2000 -2007 – 2011 -2015
  • National Gold, Silver & Bronze winner
  • 2015-4th place National Finish (Brampton)  http://u19wcc.bbstats.pointstreak.com/standings.html?leagueid=708
  • 2014-5th place National Finish (Brampton) http://championship.softball.ca/u18womens/history/2014-standings.html
  • Team captured the 1999 Eastern Canadian Tier 1 Novice Championship.
  • Has had 8 players advance to the Junior National Program & 4 players to the National Team
  • Since 2003 has helped advance 36 players to US College Ball.
  • 2010/11 PWSA U16 Coaching Staff
  • Every Midget Graduate player has attended Post Secondary Education

Lauren Spohn Pitching Coach & Associate Coach/ Assistant Coach of TFC 21U

  • Iona College D1 2003-2007
  • Softball Canada Junior National Team 2003
  • Pitching Coach Brampton Blazers 2010-2015
  • Head Coach Humber College Hawks Varsity Softball Team 2014-2016

Brian Robertson  Associate Coach

  • NCCP Level II Softball.
  • Over 15 years of coaching experience
  • 9 years experience coaching University Softball, 8 years as Head Coach
  • Began coaching midget girl’s rep softball in 2001
  • President of the Ontario Intercollegiate Women’s Fastpitch Association from 2006 -2011

Mike Smuk  Associate Coach & Head Coach of 21U TFC

  • NCCP Level II Softball.
  • Over 25 years of coaching experience.
  • Multiple National Championships

Libby Norris Varsity Trainer

  • BA – Communications and Phys ed – now working on Masters in Communications
  • Fitness Expert – CTV
  • Corporate Wellness Consultant
  • Instructor – Exercise Science & Health Promotion, Sheridan College
  • Professional Speaker – healthy workplace, lifestyle, motivation and communications
  • International Fitness presenter and Master Trainer – Reebok U; Bender Ball, Drums Alive
  • Certified Personal Trainer and Group Ex instructor
  • Dean’s Advisory Council – Wilfred Laurier University Science Department
  • Advisory Board – Can Fit Pro
  • NCCP Level 1 – of the fastball coaching program
  • Ex amateur boxer and certified boxing coach

Chris McColl Pitching Coach

  • Long time International Softball Congress pitcher
  • Recipient of the Hazel McCallion Sportsmanship and Dedication Award in recognition of his stellar MFL career.
  • Over the years, Chris has won both the Playoff MVP and Most Valuable Pitcher award.
  • Mainstay of the Mudcats pitching staff since the early 1990s.
  • With our staff Since 2003

Tessa Thomas Associate Coach Outfield

  • Winthrop UniversIty D1
  • 4-time Letter Winner
  • 2006 Big South Freshman of the Year
  • 2007 & 2008 First-Team All-Conference and All-Tournament
  • Softball Career Wrap-Up

Shannon Robinson Catching (Coach At-Large)

  • Valparaiso University D1
  • Softball Canada National Elite team
  • Brampton Blazer 2002 – 2007
  • Assist. Coach 2011 Bantam Blazers
  • Softball Canada National Champion

Lisa Kingsmore Outfield (Coach at Large)

  • Winthrop UniversIty D1
  • Three time ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All American
  • NFCA All-American
  • Big South Conference Woman of the Year
  • Brampton Blazer 1996 – 2007

Mark Sanderson-Associate Coach *RIP*

  • NCCP Level III Softball
  • Over 25 years of coaching experience.
  • Multiple National Championships
  • Chinguacousy Junior Team is a Member of the Softball Canada Hall of Fame
  • 2007 Softball Canada Junior National Team Head Coach
  • 2009 Team Ontario Summer Games Team Head Coach