2020 Coaching Staff

Jason Veyna | Head Coach

Jason was named the head coach of the Red Sox in 2019 and returns to Regina for his 2nd year as Head Coach. Jason served as Assistant Coach in 2018 under Mitch MacDonald. During his College career Jason played two seasons at Trinidad State Junior College, where he was coach by former Red Sox bench boss Scott Douglas. Jason moved on to Colorado State to finish his College baseball career and played with the Sox in the summer of 2011. Jason hit .277 with 25 RBI and had a .968 fielding percentage helping us capture the League Championship! Jason is currently the head coach at Lamar High School, where he was 2018 coach of the year!

 

Mitch MacDonald |  Assistant Coach

Mitch returns to the Red Sox after a one-year hiatus. Mitch served as Red Sox Manager in 2016,2017 and 2018 and assistant coach in 2014 and 2015. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dustin Molleken | Assistant Coach

Dustin returns to his hometown after pitching professionally since 2003. After high school Dustin played one season with the Prairie Baseball Academy in Lethbridge before being drafted in the 15th round by Pittsburgh Pirates. Dustin’s Pro career saw him playing in the Rockies, Brewers, Indians and Tigers organizations. Dustin made his Major League Debut with Detroit Tigers on July 4th, 2015. Dustin finished his pro career with Somerset Patriots (2017) Quebec Capitales (2018) Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos (2020). Dustin pitched for Team Canada in the 2011 Baseball World Cup and Pan Am Games. He played in the 2019 Pan Am Games and 2019 WBSDC Premiere 12 Tournament.

Bernie Eiswirth | General Manager

Bernie is entering his 16th season as General Manager of the Red Sox. Bernie is also Vice President of the WCBL and is on the WCBL Expansion Committee! Under Bernie’s leadership the Sox field competitive teams yearly having only missed the playoffs our expansion year 2005.

Bernie’s hard work and dedication has been recognized by the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall Fame entry as a builder on Aug 17th,2019 along with long time Sox board members Sharon Clarke and Gary Brotzel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rye Pothakos | Director of Recruiting

Rye returns to the Sox for fifth season in 2020! Rye’s long-time involvement in baseball has ensured the Sox field a competitive team each year. Rye is a regional scout for Kansas City Royals. Rye is a Canadian of Greek Heritage and is the current Manager of the Greek National Team and has been instrumental in building a winning team over the past few years and is helping Greece’s program work their way into the A-pool in Europe. The Saskatoon resident has been Director of Recruiting for Saskatoon Yellow Jackets (WMBL) Thunder Bay Whisky Jacks (NL) Elmira Pioneers (NEL), Regina Cyclones (PL)

Prospective players should contact Rye at ryendi@icloud.com

 

Dane Engelhardt | Trainer & Equipment Manager

Dane will be entering his 2nd full season as the Sox Clubhouse Manager/Trainer. Dane also helps out catching bull pens for the team which is a position that doesn’t get a lot of attention but his greatly appreciated by the team!