(London, Ontario) – Nathan McFadden, Manager of Athletics at Fanshawe College, announced today that Brian Harvey has been selected as the new Head Coach to lead the Fanshawe Falcons Men's Baseball program in their inaugural season.
Harvey, a native of London, joins the Falcons coaching staff with an extensive background in coaching and academics. He has been a coach with North London Baseball since 2008, where he served as a Head Coach, but also developed indoor and outdoor training clinics for players and coaches. As a coach in the London Badgers Baseball system, Harvey helped his team to an overall 52-10 record and a silver medal at the 2013 Ontario Baseball Championships. As the Athletic Director at H.B. Beal Secondary School, Harvey developed and organized the new Baseball Program at the high school in 2013, which won the TVRAA City Championship in their first year. Harvey also brings championship experience as a player where he was very successful in winning back-to-back National Championships in 2005 and 2006.
"After an extensive search with many highly qualified candidates, we are thrilled to welcome Brian to the Falcons family," said McFadden. "His strength of character, leadership, teaching abilities and vision for building our new baseball program are just some of the skills that he brings with him. As a proven winner, he understands what it takes to win championships and his recruiting skills combined with his involvement in the Badgers program provide developed recruiting contacts."
Harvey stated "I am really excited to be named the Head Coach of the Fanshawe Baseball program and to be competing in the OCAA. I can't think of a better program to be coaching for in the college ranks. The Fanshawe Athletics program is run in a first class manner and I am very proud to be a part of the Falcons Varsity coaching staff."
The Falcons will begin tryouts on Monday, August 18, with their OCAA regular season starting in early September. The complete Falcons schedule will be released in late June. The Men's home games will be played at historic Labatt Park.
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