2024 Coaching Staff

Rye Pothakos | Director of Recruiting and Baseball Operations/Head Coach

The Regina Red Sox are pleased to announce that Rye Pothakos will be our head coach for the 2024 season! Rye returns to the Sox for his 9th season in 2024!

Rye has been serving as the Director of scouting and baseball operations for the past 8 seasons and will now add Head Coach to his list of duties.

Rye’s long-time involvement in baseball has ensured the Sox field a competitive team each year. Rye is an associate scout for the Kansas City Royals. Rye is a Canadian of Greek Heritage and has Managed, scouted, and coached the Greek National Team from 2017 to 2021 and has been instrumental in building a winning team over the past few years. Rye led the Greek National team back to the European A pool in 2021 and secured a spot in the 2023 A pool. The Saskatoon resident has been Director of Recruiting for Saskatoon Yellow Jackets (WMBL) Thunder Bay Whisky Jacks (NL) Elmira Pioneers (NEL), Regina Cyclones (PL). Rye is an advisor to the USPL in the Independent Professional League based out of Utica, Michigan.

Prospective players should contact Rye at ryendi@icloud.com 


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Mitch MacDonald |  Assistant Coach/General Manager

Mitch returns to the Red Sox for his 10th season either as player or a coach. Mitch will now take on  the duties of General Manger for 2024.  Mitch served as Red Sox Manager in 2016,2017 and 2018 and assistant coach in 2014, 2015,2019 and 2022. Mitch started with the Red Sox at age 18 as a player in 2006 and after playing Professional Baseball returned to the Sox in 2009 and played through 2012. Mitch is the only player in League history to win the WCBL triple crown with a .476 batting average, 8 home runs, and 48 RBI. Mitch was a two-time League Champion in 2011 and 2012. Mitch spends his time in the classroom teaching when not on the diamond. When not on the diamond Mitch spends his time teaching and being with his young family.







Steven Butts | Pitching Coach

Steven will be returning to the Sox for his 2nd season as the Red Sox pitching coach. Steven currently resides in Phoenix AZ and is the head coach at North valley Christian Academy. Steven pitched for New Mexico State Aggies (NCAA) in 2016 and 2017. The summer of 2017 he played summer ball for the Strasburg Express (Valley Baseball League). In 2018 he played for Arizona Christian Firestorm (NAIA). Steven played in the Great Lakes collegiate summer league in 2018 and 2019 for St Clair Green Giants before finishing his Collegiate career with the Campbellsville Tigers (NAIA).

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Braydon Cobb | Assistant  Coach

Braydon will be heading into his 3rd year of Business at the University of Regina. Braydon has a varied background in coaching and baseball.  He pitched and played infield for Team Saskatchewan to win the Canadian National Little League Finals in 2015 and 2016. He continued with these teams to the Little League World Series in Bangor, ME and Easley, S.C. as Team Canada. He played summer ball in the QVBL in 2020 until a pitching injury ended his playing career. Coaching and athleticism is in Braydon’s blood as he is a direct descendant of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame Glasser brothers.

Braydon has been involved in Regina Athletics as a coach with Little League Baseball as well as coaching high school football at his alma mater, Sheldon Williams Collegiate, for the past few years. Braydon will be assisting Steven Butts in coaching a high school team in Phoenix, AZ for the winter of 2024. He will return home to Regina for his first year with the Regina Red Sox.


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Todd Stewart | Massage Therapist

Todd will be joining the Red Sox for his first season in 2024. He is entering his 20th season as a Registered Massage Therapist. As a former competitive athlete, he brings experience and knowledge gained through his long career helping many high-performance athletes.  Todd has worked with the Regina Thunder, U of R Swim Team, Track and Field and Basketball teams. In March of 2024, Todd opened Queen City Sports Massage and Associates in downtown Regina. When Todd isn’t working, he spends time with his wife and very active children. Todd enjoys running, biking, trail races and doing Spartan Races in his leisure time.