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Kirby returned to Canada in December 2015 after attending North Lakes College in Irving, Texas and playing for the Blazers Baseball Team for two years. Kirby was among the Top 40 players chosen to try out for Team Ontario. Prior to attending North Lakes, Kirby was a member of the Oakville Royals Baseball Club for 3 years. Kirby played Summer Collegiate Baseball in Saskatchewan for the Melville Millionaires. Kirby has been playing baseball for 19 years and has gained an extreme amount of knowledge from the different teams he has played for. “I am very excited to be able to share my knowledge with young baseball players and teach them what I have learned. I love the game of baseball and I hope that I can instill the passion I have for it into others.” Kirby is the head coach of the 18U Central Ontario Reds team as well as the president of the Central Ontario Reds organization. Kirby was also an Assistant Coach for the Laurentian Voyageurs at Laurentian University this past fall. Kirby plays first base and catcher and also works at Smith Brothers Baseball Central as a Hitting, Infielding and Catching Instructor.

Kirby Smith

President / 14U Head Coach
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Konar recently graduated with a degree in Exercise Science at Gannon University - NCAA Division 2 school in Pennsylvania- where he was a Knight playing on their Baseball team. Konar has returned to Gannon this year and is working on his Master’s in Athletic Training. As part of his Master’s intern, Konar is working as an Athletic Trainer with the Erie Seawolves (the Detroit Tigers AA affiliate).

Konar was selected to represent Canada on the Canadian Sunbelt Junior Classic team travelling to Oklahoma in 2014. Konar played for the Ontario Terriers in his 18U and 17U years, and the Oakville Royals his 16U year. Prior to the Royals, he played for 10 years with the Barrie Red Sox organization. In 2012 Konar was selected to play on the YSBA All-Star team and participated in the Ontario Summer games.

Konar is a born leader who makes the game fun, and loves passing on his knowledge to younger athletes.

Konar Smith

Vice President / 12U Head Coach
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Brittani has been playing Baseball and Softball all her life, starting at the age of 3. She has extensive knowledge of the game and was the only female playing for her High School baseball team. She has also played in an all-men’s fastball league when she was 15, as well as in the PWSA in the same summer. Her passion for the sport earned her a spot in both the NJCAA and the NCAA where she played two years at Aiken Technical College (NJCAA Division I) Knights as a Pitcher/ Utility player. After Completing her Associates of Arts Degree, she was recruited to play in the NCAA. This took her to Harrogate, Tennessee where she played for the Lincoln Memorial University Rail Splitters (NCAA Division II). Where she obtained a dual scholarship in both Fastball and Dance. After completing 3 years at LMU, she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Nutrition.
Prior to coming to the Central Ontario Reds Brittani worked with the Barrie Storm Girls Fastball Team as the Strength and Conditioning Coach. She also put on many clinics and camps working with her Universities as well as running the Smith Brothers Developmental Clinics. She now continues her playing career in the Georgian Bay Minor Softball League as well as in the SPO Super Series League playing Women’s A Slo-Pitch, where she has played for teams in both Canada and the United States.
Her coaching philosophy is to have fun but to focus on the little things, because repetition and proper mechanic are important in the development of young athletes. She takes pride in Coaching and watching her players grow into respectful teammates on and off the field.

Brittani Bezanson

11U Head Coach
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Kevin Khan has a master’s degree in Human Movement Sciences from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. During his time there, he participated in the KNBSB league in the Senior 2nd Division while pursuing his Master’s. He also coached and trained a Women’s softball team and a Junior boys baseball team. Kevin just recently returned to Canada and is working as a Movement Coach at The Concept of Movement in Barrie. Before leaving, he played in the NDBL for Barrie, Orillia and Angus. He has won an OBA championship in 2011 and also has, won 2 MVPs at the NDBL All-Star games. In his earlier days of baseball, he played for the Hamilton Thunderbirds 16U and 17/18U team.
Kevin has over 15 years of baseball knowledge and experience. With the combination of understanding the needs of baseball players and being able to apply his knowledge as a Movement Coach, it provides a rich environment for young athletes to flourish. He loves the game of baseball and it has influenced him in a such a positive way in his life. He wants to share and give these athletes the opportunities to not only make them into the best athlete, but the best person they can be.

Kevin Khan

15U Head Coach
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Adrian Gutierrez was born on September 30, 1995. He graduated from the Health Fitness and Personal Training Program at Bryan’s College in 2017. Adrian is a knowledgeable, certified personal trainer through CanFit Pro and has built a clientele within the personal training industry over the last few years. Adrian has a passion that focuses on the importance of physical fitness, not only in the gym but sports training; baseball being number one.

Adrian has played baseball for 17 years; play high-level ball since he was 15. Some career highlights include: playing for the Badlands Baseball Academy, the Canadian College Baseball Conference, Vancouver Island Baseball Institue, and representing Team Saskatchewan in 2017 for their 21U national tournament.

Currently; Adrian is playing for the Ivy Rangers in the NDBL, he won the 2018 home run champion for the NDBL and was stated to be the runner up for the 2019 season.

From his many career highlights, Adrian understands the requirements and dedication it takes to help successfully develop the next generation of baseball players. He understands the mechanical and mental strategies of becoming a successful hitter and fielder. His passion for the games means he holds high standards when it comes to being a great baseball player!

Adrian Gutierrez

14U Assistant Coach
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Kurt is playing in the NDBL men's league for the New Lowell Knights. Kurt attended Seneca College and played ball for the college baseball team. Kurt is a past OBA champion in 2012 with the Creemore Jr. Braves. Kurt loves the game of baseball. He graduated from Georgian College's Fitness and Health Promotion. Kurt is a qualified personal trainer certified through CanFit Pro. Kurt understands the importance of physical fitness for baseball players firsthand having played baseball for the past 18 years. Kurt has been a coach with the Reds since the beginning and is excited to take the position of assistant coach for the 16U team this year. Kurt is also an instructor at Smith Brothers Baseball Central teaching pitching, hitting, and fielding.

Kurt Roy

14U Assistant Coach
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James Anderson is a graduate of Harding University located in Searcy, Arkansas. During his time there he participated on their NCAA Division II Baseball team as well as receiving his bachelor’s degree in biology. James has his Doctorate of Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College. Before his college career James played with Barrie, Newmarket and Team Ontario. He won OBA's with Newmarket in 2005 and went to Nationals where he was named catcher for the 2nd All-Star team of the tournament. James has a unique way of looking at baseball now. His combination of baseball experience and his knowledge of anatomy and bio-mechanics results in fitness programs that are safe and effective for the Red's. James has been working with kids for 10 years, helping with his younger brother's teams throughout the years. James is the Head of Fitness for the Red's and Assistant Coach for the 18U team. James goal is to help players to get to the next level and achieve their dreams.

James Anderson

15U Assistant Coach
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David Blanch

15U Assistant Coach
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Gregory Ingram

11U Assistant Coach
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Wes Kobelka

12U Assistant Coach
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Matthew Hinchey

12U Assistant Coach
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Chris Ross

11U Assistant Coach
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Zach Christe

11U Assistant Coach