Jun 15, 2010 | Dan Thompson | 391 views
Bill Byckowski Joins Sr Terriers Coaching Staff
Although he was drafted 23rd overall, in the third round of the 1983 CFL draft (BC Lions), Bill Byckowski's biggest successes in sport have come in baseball. He was very talented as a player throughout his 15 year career, and has since guided three teams to National titles as a coach. He also has a very decorated professional baseball scouting resume. Bill will be joining the 18u Terriers coaching staff this August.
Bill played his college baseball in Michigan at St.
Clair College, where he was named the All Conference Catcher in 1981. After college Bill played in the IBL for the Kitchener Panthers and the Toronto Maple Leafs where he was named an Allstar nine times, won the batting title three times and was awarded MVP honors in 1985.
The transition to coaching was not a difficult one, as his expertise led to a Bantam Canadian Championship in 1992 and recently two more in 2007 and 2009. He has coached numerous players that have gone pro or acquired US college baseball scholarships.
Bill is presently the Director of Canadian Scouting for the Cincinnati Reds. He held the same position with the Tampa Bay Rays from 2002-2006, and before that the Toronto Blue Jays for eight years.
The Terriers organization looks forward to the tremendous expertise in all aspects of the game that Bill brings to the program.