CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI – The PEI Amateur Baseball Association announced the hiring of Desi Doyle as Technical Director, a newly created post within the association.
Doyle is a native of Fort Augustus, PEI, just east of Charlottetown, and will hold a number of responsibilities including; organizing players and coaches’ clinics for the local associations, assisting with coaching clinics, and working with the VP High Performance on the development of the Provincial team program.
“The Associations are extremely excited to have Desi on board,” says Don LeClair, President of Baseball PEI.
“This hiring will allows us to expand our services to our local associations,” adds Kelsey McIntosh, Executive Director of Baseball PEI.
Doyle, who is a sixth grade teacher at Morell Consolidated Elementary School, will also assist with the implementation of the Winterball program in the province. His connections with the various schools in the province will make him an excellent representative for the program.
“He is tied in with the Physical Education contact list in the province which puts him a good go to guy for the Winterball initiative,” explains McIntosh.
Doyle is also an accomplished athlete and coach. On the athletic side, he has participated in two Canada Games with the PEI baseball team in 1993 and 1997. He was a past member of a PEI team which participated in the New Brunswick Senior Baseball League. He was selected to the NBSBL All-Star team for a matchup with the Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League All-Stars and was the game’s MVP. He currently plays in the Kings County Senior Baseball League with the Morell Chevies where they are the defending champions and Desi the reigning league playoff MVP.
On the coaching side, Doyle is a Level 3 Certified coach. He will be balancing his new position and his teaching position with his coaching responsibilities as an assistant coach with the PEI Midget team, the PEI Canada Games team.