graham Campbell - Baseball Director
Graham Campbell rejoins the Academy as a Baseball Director. A product of Victoria High Performance baseball (Victoria Mariners), Graham has an impressive resume both as a player and coach. After high school he started his collegiate baseball career at Vancouver Island University where he started his teaching degree. His playing journey continued south of the border at Jamestown University in North Dakota where he set many pitching records, including most career strikeouts and lowest ERA, while earning his BA in Physical Education. Graham also played Professional Baseball for a season for the Victoria Seals in the GBL. After concluding his playing career, Graham started coaching in 2010 for AAA Midget GVBA and at the LP Academy in both Softball and Baseball. It is also impressive to note that during this time Graham was hired as a teacher in SD61 and completed his degree in Special Education and Master of Education ( Coaching Emphasis) both from UVic. Graham has been the Department Head of Inclusive Education at Victoria High School since 2018 and is excited to be joining the LP Academy Staff in 2022.
Jill-MARIE Moreau - softball Director
After serving as the Softball Coordinator in 2019 and 2020, Moreau returns this year as the new Softball Director of Lambrick Park's Softball Academy. She also teaches Inclusive Education, ELL, Social Studies, and Physical Health Education at Lambrick Park. After playing for the Victoria Devils Fastball Club, Moreau received an Athletic Scholarship to Brenau University’s NAIA softball team in Gainesville, Georgia where she played as their catcher. Over the years, she has coached softball with the U16 Victoria Devils Fastball Club, the U14 Carnarvon Fastball Club, and the Victoria Special Olympics Softball program. Moreau also coaches many teams at Lambrick Park HS including Jr. Girls' basketball, Golf, Track and Field, and Cross Country. She feels fortunate to have the opportunity to work with student athletes and help them succeed in both their academic and athletics endeavours.
mike chewpoy - baseball director
Mike Chewpoy returns for a 19th 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.
mitch davidoff - director of operations
Davidoff is currently in his 9th year serving as Director of Baseball Operations at LPHS Baseball/Softball Academy. In September of 2022, he was named Head Coach of the Premier Victoria Eagles (BCPBL). Mitch overlooks all of the academy's analytic programs. He also serves as the BC Head Coach for the Pacific North West Regional (PNW) games in Washington State and is a BC rep for Prep Baseball Reports Canada (PBR). 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.
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.
Rocky vitale - softball instructor
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. Since retiring in 2022, Vitale has rejoined the academy as a part time softball instructor. 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.