STAFF

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Rocky vitale - academy director

In 1985 Rocky was hired to create a Special Education program at LPHS and established the first “Inclusionary” model in BC. During 2003/2004 he began the process of having an Academy at LPHS and launched the program in 2004/2005 with 60 students. Today we have 225 students. Rocky has coached football, baseball, softball and basketball for the past 30 years in both the US and Canada. LP's girls basketball program has thrived under Rocky's guidance as well, capturing 6 BC titles. Daughter Danielle played College Softball at Dakota State University. Son Carson played at Creighton University and was drafted by the Texas Rangers in 2010. Carson now works for the Seattle Mariners as their Major League Coordinator of Player Development.

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mike chewpoy - academy director

Mike Chewpoy returns for a 16th year as an Academy Director. Mike has also been the Head Coach and GM of the Premier Mariners during this time. Coach Chewpoy runs his team like a college program. He has high expectations for all of his players. He strives to prepare his players for the next level in their baseball careers. He believes in discipline, repetition, responsibility, focus, and mental toughness. Coach Chewpoy, has seen a number of his Academy and Mariner players drafted by or signed as free agents by MLB teams (Michael Saunders- Toronto, Bobby Scott- Toronto, Kyle Orr- LA, Dan Welch- Oakland, Kelly Norris-Jones- Toronto, Carson Vitale- Texas, Jalen Harris- Milwaukee, Jesse Hodges- Chicago, Jason Willow- Baltimore), along with close to 100 others that have gone on to College baseball scholarships.​

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mitch davidoff - director of baseball ops

Davidoff is currently in his 6th year serving as Director of Baseball Operations at LPHS Baseball/Softball Academy. Mitch overlooks all of the academy's analytic programs. He also serves as the BC Head Coach for the Pac North West Regional games in Washington State. Coached Northwest Elite 13U to a National Championship (Louisville, Kentucky). Mitch has coached with both local PBL organizations (Eagles/Mariners) as well as served 5 years as GVBA Technical Director. Obtained athletic and academic scholarships to Tacoma CC, Yakima Valley CC, Patten University (CA) and Central Christian (KS), where he earned a degree in Business Management.

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mitch davidoff - director of baseball ops

Davidoff is currently in his 6th year serving as Director of Baseball Operations at LPHS Baseball/Softball Academy. Mitch overlooks all of the academy's analytic programs. He also serves as the BC Head Coach for the Pac North West Regional games in Washington State. Coached Northwest Elite 13U to a National Championship (Louisville, Kentucky). Mitch has coached with both local PBL organizations (Eagles/Mariners) as well as served 5 years as GVBA Technical Director. Obtained athletic and academic scholarships to Tacoma CC, Yakima Valley CC, Patten University (CA) and Central Christian (KS), where he earned a degree in Business Management.

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mitch davidoff - director of baseball ops

Davidoff is currently in his 6th year serving as Director of Baseball Operations at LPHS Baseball/Softball Academy. Mitch overlooks all of the academy's analytic programs. He also serves as the BC Head Coach for the Pac North West Regional games in Washington State. Coached Northwest Elite 13U to a National Championship (Louisville, Kentucky). Mitch has coached with both local PBL organizations (Eagles/Mariners) as well as served 5 years as GVBA Technical Director. Obtained athletic and academic scholarships to Tacoma CC, Yakima Valley CC, Patten University (CA) and Central Christian (KS), where he earned a degree in Business Management.

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mitch davidoff - director of baseball ops

Davidoff is currently in his 6th year serving as Director of Baseball Operations at LPHS Baseball/Softball Academy. Mitch overlooks all of the academy's analytic programs. He also serves as the BC Head Coach for the Pac North West Regional games in Washington State. Coached Northwest Elite 13U to a National Championship (Louisville, Kentucky). Mitch has coached with both local PBL organizations (Eagles/Mariners) as well as served 5 years as GVBA Technical Director. Obtained athletic and academic scholarships to Tacoma CC, Yakima Valley CC, Patten University (CA) and Central Christian (KS), where he earned a degree in Business Management.

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Emma entzminger - softball coordinator

Entzminger joined the national program as part of the Junior Women’s National Team, competing at the 2013 WBSC Junior Women’s Softball World Championship in Brampton and at the same event in 2015 in Oklahoma City. In 2016 she made the jump to the senior team and was the youngest member of the squad that took home bronze at the WBSC Women’s Softball World Championship in Surrey. 

 

Entzminger competed at her first Pan American Games at Lima 2019 and tied for the team lead with five RBIs as Canada won the silver medal. Just a few weeks later, she posted a .429 batting average at the WBSC Americas Olympic Qualifier as the team booked its ticket to Tokyo 2020. In her Olympic debut, Entzminger recorded two hits and three RBI as Canada won the bronze medal. 

 

Entzminger played four seasons (2014-18) with the Spartans while studying at San Jose State University, starting in 191 of her 207 games played over that span. Over her career with the Spartans she had a .287 batting average, .434 OBP, 17 doubles, three triples, four home runs and 70 RBIs. She finished at SJSU ranked third all-time in runs scored (142), fourth in walks (85) and OBP (.434).

josh Campbell- strength & conditioning coach

Campbell is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from Victoria, British Columbia. He has been training clients/teams for a little over 5 years now and has worked with a wide variety of athletes. In the past he has worked with junior national wheelchair basketball athletes, the UVIC Mens basketball team, high school baseball athletes, and most recently the Victoria Harbour cats baseball club. Josh also played two years of JUCO baseball at Treasure Valley Community College in Oregon. After his playing career was over, he came back to Victoria to complete his degree in exercise and wellness and pursue his dream of becoming a strength and conditioning coach. Josh now runs his own business and specializes in helping baseball athletes reach their maximal potential through various strength, power, and mobility training. He has a great passion in helping athletes develop and reach the next level. Campbell is currently enrolled at Edith Cowan University to complete his masters in strength and conditioning.