Coaching Staff

Kirby Smith

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/Head of Winter Training
Konar Smith

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 / 13U Co-Head Coach
Greg Ingram Coaching

Greg Ingram

13U Co-Head Coach
Matthew Bacola

Matthew Bacola

Assistant Coach
Wes Kobelka

Wesley Kobelka

14U Co-Head Coach
Jason Stergadis

Jason Stergiadis

14U Co-Head Coach

Brayden French

Assistant Coach
Kurt Website

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

Assistant Coach
Zac Website

Zach Christie

Assistant 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

Assistant Coach
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Matthew Hinchey

13U Assistant Coach
Chris Ross Website

Chris Ross

Assistant Coach
Dave Webstie

Prior to David joining the Central Ontario Reds team, he attended Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio, where he played all four years with the Yellow Jackets on the varsity Baseball Team as a pitcher and utility infielder.
Growing up, David was a member of the Newmarket Hawks and Bolton Braves Baseball organizations. David has been playing baseball since the age of 4. During this time, he has gained an extreme amount of knowledge from the different teams and coaches he has played for.
In 2013 David played Baseball in Michigan for the Michigan Jets, a travel team where a high number of Colligate players played to prepare for the upcoming season.
David has coached all levels through the Central Ontario Reds from 11U all the way to 18U over the last several years. David is excited to share his passion and love for this game with every athlete he coaches!

Dave Blanch

Assistant Coach
James Web Site

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

Assistant Coach