We are pleased to announce our AAA Midwest Prairie Pirates Head Coaches for the 2022 Season.
18U - Josh Herback-South
Coach Herback-South is returning to the 18U AAA Program for the first time since the 2018 season, when he coached the Pirates to back-to-back AA Tier 1 Provincial titles and a Western Canada AA Gold medal in 2017. Coach Herback-South is the CEO and Directory of Player Development for the Bulldogs Baseball Academy in Lloydminster. He has stayed involved in the Prairie Pirates Program since 2018, serving as the Pitching Instructor for the 13U and 15U Prairie Pirates from 2019-2021 and will be continuing working with the pitchers of these teams in addition to his Head Coaching duties with our 18Us
Playing Career of Coach Herback-South: As one of the youngest players selected to Team Saskatchewan, he competed in two Canada Cup Tournaments and one Jeux du Canada Summer Games. He received a full scholarship to Div. I Northeastern Oklahoma A & M and made it to the NJCAA World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado in his freshman year. In his sophomore year he was selected as team MVP and received all-conference honours at Taft College, which earned him a full scholarship to Div. I California State University, Northridge in his junior year. After experiencing elbow pain at CSUN, he underwent Tommy John surgery by Dr. Kremchek at Beacon Orthopaedics in Cincinnati, Ohio. Josh attended an open pro tryout in Detroit, Michigan, and was one of the first players selected to compete for the Macon Pinetoppers in the Peach State League. Suffering from shoulder tendinitis, his professional career ended as quickly as it started, but the injury only renewed his passion for teaching the game of baseball.
15U - Jamie Walker
Coach Walker is returning as the 15U Prairie Pirates Head Coach. This will be Coach Walkers 4th consecutive season as a Head Coach in our AAA program as he led our 13U Prairie Pirates in 2019 and 2020 before moving up to the 15U program in 2021. in 2018, Coach Walker led our 11U Tier 1 AA Twins to Provincial Championship Gold. Trent Kusch will also be returning to our 15U program for the 4th consecutive season.
13U - Kirk Graham
Coach Graham is entering his first season as a AAA Head Coach with LMBA. After working with our AA Tier 1 Twins as an assistant coach in 2020 and 2021, Coach Graham was the Head Coach with the Bulldogs Baseball Academy 13U Program that competed in the inaugural season of the Central Canadian Fall Baseball League.