On behalf of our current and former parents and players, Saint Anthony wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to Daniel Cordero for his service to the Academy. Daniel will be moving on after five years of developing players and assisting coaches at the Academy.
"He has been a consistent and popular development coach in our organization" said Academy co-founder George Rigakos "there's no doubt he's going to be missed. Players and parents love working with Daniel."
Cordero, a Venezuelan-born former pitcher in the Braves organization and independent league champion, leaves a legacy of helping dozens of young players achieve their goals. In 2022, Cordero will be taking on head coaching responsibilities for the 14U Patriots and continuing to provide personal training.
"I appreciate the trust you gave me during these few years to be working with all the teams. I wish you all the best in the future with your program" said Cordero.
"I hope our kids take what he's taught them right up to the next level" said Technical Director Andre Robidoux.
According to SA President Chris Chapman "Cordero has had a very positive impact on our kids. I hope he's proud of how he's advanced the game of baseball in Ottawa. The Angels are better because of Daniel, and we are now on a solid trajectory."
Saint Anthony plays in the Fergie Jenkins Showcase League and is an independent travel ball academy focusing on 9-13 year-olds in Eastern Ontario. In 2022, the Academy will field three teams: at the 10U, 11U and 13U levels.