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Ballantyne to Lead Baseball Hawks
WATERLOO – After three years as an assistant coach SCOTT BALLANTYNE will take over as the new bench boss for the Golden Hawk men’s baseball program replacing Paul Reidel.

“I’m excited to take on the additional responsibilities as the Head Coach,” said Ballantyne. “Coach Reidel has helped us develop over the last couple of years and we thank him for his dedication to the program. I am very lucky to be inheriting a tremendous core of returning players that are ready to take the next step towards winning an OUA Championship.”

Coach Paul Reidel has chosen to retire from the position after six seasons with the team. Reidel was the first coach of the program as the team earned varsity status in the summer of 2001.

“Scott’s leadership record as a student-athlete, founder of Laurier Interuniversity baseball and experience as an assistant coach makes him the ideal candidate to lead the team,” stated Director of Athletics and Recreation Peter Baxter. “His rapport with players and his attention to organizational detail will ensure that Laurier baseball is competing annually for OUA supremacy.”

Ballantyne, originally from Kincardine, Ontario, joined the men’s baseball program in 1999, during the time it was a campus club, as a starting pitcher and eventually played five seasons in the purple-and-gold. He was an instrumental part in bringing the team to varsity status in 2001. Ballantyne served as team captain in 2002 and 2003 earning the team’s most valuable player award in 2002 and the Bill Haggstrom Trophy as the male contributing most to athletics in 2003/2004.

After graduating from Laurier’s school of Business and Economics with an Honours degree in Business Administration in 2003, Scott started work with Ernst & Young in Kitchener.

The men’s baseball team is the youngest program of the 23 varsity teams at Wilfrid Laurier University.
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