Feb 20, 2011 | Dan Thompson | 941 views
Scott Vandevalk Takes Reins As Terriers 18U Manager
Scott began his coaching career as an 18-years-old in Georgetown, ON
at the historic Fairgrounds.
Now, 20 years and two Canadian championships later on his belt he's still coaching at both the high school and sandlot levels.
A back injury ended his playing career at the age of 18 after he spent some time pitching for the Guelph Royals of the Intercounty League. As one former teammate put it, “he retired again, quietly in the off season and no one missed backing up third.”
Scott went on to coach the Royals under player-manager Sean Travers the following year before agreeing to manage the Guelph Silvercreeks of the IC Junior League at the age of 26 in 1998. Scott managed Guelph for nine seasons, winning six Junior titles and organizing the 2006 Baseball Canada Junior Nationals at the Pearson Park. Then, his host Silvercreeks rallied in the ninth inning to beat Quebec for the championship.
His next two seasons would be spent as the commissioner of the Junior Intercounty, while coaching under manager Bill Byckowski and winning the 2009 Baseball Canada bantam nationals with the Georgetown Eagles.
In 2010, Scott managed the Mississauga Twins of the Inter-County League earning ICBL Manager of the Year honours in his rookie season after turning around a 9-27 expansion team to go 17-19, finishing ahead of Guelph, Hamilton and Ottawa. After the 2010 season with the Twins, Scott resigned to return to sandlot ball, accepting a coaching position within the Terrier Family.
• 6 Junior Inter-County Championships
• 2 National Championships in the past 4 years
• 20 years of coaching experience
• 2006 Guelph Silvercreeks, inducted into the Guelph Sports Hall of
Fame in October 2010
• Recipient of the 2007 David E. Hastings Award for “Outstanding
Commitment and Contribution towards the betterment of the game of
Baseball in the City of Guelph”
• 2010 ICBL Manager of the Year
• NCCP Level III Theory Certified
• Level III OMHA Official
• Level III OBA Umpire (Years ago)
• Multiple championships at multiple levels
• HSSAA/GHAC Hockey Championship, 2010
• Facilitated Anger Management and Chemical Education classes in a
Maximum Secure Facility for Young Offenders (1996)