Ten years later, Jean-Philippe Roy returns with the Capitales de Quebec. Le Soleil learned that the head of the Sport-Etudes Baseball Canonniers de Québec program had accepted the position of assistant coach of the Can-Am League team.
His hiring will allow the Capitals to rely on a group of coaches that are predominantly Quebecers and entirely Canadian in 2017. In addition to Roy, manager Patrick Scalabrini will also work with players / instructors Karl Gelinas (pitchers) and Jordan Lennerton (batting) The appointment was confirmed Thursday morning by the Capitals.
Roy had been the Captain’s batting instructor in 2007, then led by Michel Laplante. He played five games with the team in 2000 and another in 2007, as an emergency measure. Former head coach of the Quebec Diamonds, a club with which he won the 2011 LBJEQ Series championship, Roy has been at the head of the sport-studies program and its collegiate extension since 2000. He is also the scout for the Milwaukee Brewers in Quebec.
“This is a return to the roots. In recent years, I went to the stadium as a spectator, a radio analyst and sometimes as a pitcher, but it was in the shelter that I wanted to be, “said the father of three young children Who first had to ensure with Scalabrini and Laplante that his new workload was appropriate to his family and professional responsibilities. However, he will not cease to direct the sport-studies program.
Roy’s presence in the coaching group is also part of the Capitals’ mission to get involved in the development of Quebec baseball. The departure of Mike Provencher, who was the batting instructor last year, favored his return to the lap of the team.
Due to the installation of a synthetic pitch at Stade Canac (new name of the municipal stadium), the Capitals will play their first 13 games on the road. The local opening is scheduled for June 1 , against the Eagles of Trois-Rivieres.