Conestoga news

May 29, 2013 1:57 PM

Conestoga names new Women's Fastball Head Coach

Ron Taylor has recently been named the head coach of the women's fastball program at Conestoga College for the 2013 season. Taylor previously coached women's fastball at Conestoga from 1988-1990 and 1993-1995, leading his team to two OCAA gold medals and one silver medal. In 1994, he was nominated as coach of the year.

Taylor has been heavily involved and passionate about softball for many decades as a coach and a player. He has held numerous coaching positions with both men’s and women’s teams, earning both league and Ontario championships, and participated in three World ISC tournaments, playing both infield and outfield positions. Taylor is currently involved with instructing a Cambridge women's midget team whose head coach, Brad McConnell, will also join Conestoga's coaching staff in the position of assistant coach.

Taylor focuses on teaching the fundamentals of the game first before moving on to technical skills and different softball strategies. He believes that playing a varsity college sport is an honour and should be taken seriously, and expects all players to demonstrate commitment, hard work and dedication.

He thoroughly looks forward to the upcoming season and can't wait to lead the Condors to new experiences and opportunities.