(Windsor, Ontario) – The St. Clair College Baseball and Softball programs added some assistant coaches to the fold this offseason in preparation for the upcoming fall varsity campaign. The Saints Men's Baseball team increased their staff with the addition of Rick Lindquist and Tom Beale. The Saints Women's Softball team welcomed back Mark Ouellette and Marv Lumley.
Lindquist joins the St. Clair Men's Baseball Coaching staff after having served the last 4 years as Head Coach of the Tecumseh Thunder Midget 18U program where they were 2014 Ontario Championship Finalists. He is an NCCP Level II certified coach and has attained the Technical and Practical Levels of Level III. Lindquist starting his coaching career back in 1988 as a member of the staff for the Windsor Chiefs who won the Ontario and Canadian Championships. As a player he won the Ontario and Canadian Championship another four times for the Windsor Chiefs in 1982, 1984, 1986 and 1989 earning wins on the mound in each of those playoff runs.
Lindquist has had coaching stops with the Tecumseh Minor Baseball program, Windsor Expos (4 Years culminated by a 2004 Ontario Elimination Championship), represented Ontario in the Canadian Bantam Championship hosted by Riverside in addition to 4 years as a pitching coach with the Riverside Royals Minor Baseball organization. He also owns a Detroit Catholic League Championship hosted at Comerica Park in 2005 as a pitching coach for St. Thomas of Villanova Secondary School and was a member of that coaching staff for 4 seasons. Lindquist is also a 1984 graduate of St. Clair's Business Data Processing program.
Beale joins the staff of the St. Clair Men's Baseball program having spent the last 11 seasons (2005-Present) as the Head Coach of St. Thomas of Villanova's Catholic Secondary School team. He has taught at Villanova for the past 15 years during most of which he enjoyed a successful playing career for the Tecumseh Thunder Senior AAA Baseball team (1998-2013). As an outfielder for the Thunder his teams were able to win Gold at the Ontario Championship in 2001 along with Silver Medals in 2006 and 2013 which resulted in a pair of appearances at the Canadian Championship Tournament.
Ouellette comes back to St. Clair Women's Softball program having already coached 7 years from 2006-2013. He helped guide the team as the 3rd base coach to 7 Provincial Medals which included back to back OCAA Championships in 2008 and 2009. He also won the Jack Costello Exceptional Service Award in 2013 which is presented annually to an individual for his/her outstanding dedication and commitment to the Department of Athletics and Recreation.
Ouellette is an NCCP Level III Certified Coach possessing nearly 20 years of coaching experience with the Tecumseh Minor, Windsor Wildcats Windsor Lady Expos and the Windsor Wild organizations. He was part of 2nd and 4th place Ontario Provincial Championship teams and has participated twice in the NSA World Series in both Colombus (OH) and Chattanooga (TN).
Over the past 7 years Ouellette has been coaching club in the summer months with Saints Head Coach Doug Wiseman and enjoyed success at the Intermediate Women's level. Those teams earned medals in each of the last 6 seasons including 2 provincial championships and a silver at nationals. Ouellette has also coached with the Windsor Wildcats novice team over the last few years which won provincial gold in 2014.
Lumley returns to the St. Clair Coaching fraternity but this time with the Women's Softball program having spent a year as an assistant with the Saints Men's Baseball team in 2010. He is an NCCP Level II Certified Baseball Coach and has spent the last 14 years as a Head Coach in the Windsor Stars Minor Baseball program. As a player and coach he has enjoyed success with 9 All-Ontario Championships to his credit to go with another 7 Ontario Championship Silver Medals. In 2008 Lumley helped the Stars to a Bronze Medal at the Canadian Championships and in 2009 he was the Manager of the Ontario Summer Games team that won a Gold Medal. In 2004 Lumley was inducted into his hometown Hall of Fame in Wallaceburg for his playing career accolades. He is also currently a Hitting Instructor with the Windsor Selects Baseball organization.