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Instructors


Head Coach/Director - Brad Wolansky

Brad_Wolansky.pngBrad Wolansky, FX Director and Coach, grew up playing minor baseball in St. Albert, AB where he developed with the St. Albert Cardinals.

He moved on to play collegiately at Peru State College in Nebraska for 4 years where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education with a Minor in Coaching.

He spent one year as a student assistant coach at Peru State College before returning back to the Edmonton area.

Brad is currently the head coach of the St. Albert 15U AAA Cardinals and the Men's Senior AAA St. Albert Tigers. Previous to arriving at St. FX, he spent 13 years working at Baseball Alberta as a Program & Communications Coordinator. 

He has been a coach at the 15U, 18U and Senior AAA levels and was an assistant coach for the Women's Open Division Team Alberta that won a Baseball Canada National Championship in 2014.

Contact Coach Wolansky · bradley.wolansky@ecsd.net · (780) 218-3659


Assistant Coach - Paul Hayduk

Paul_Hayduk.pngPaul has played at the AAA level in Edmonton including the Edmonton Cardinals travel team.  He spent this past summer coaching the 18U AAA NEZ Padres and is currently a coach with 15U Performance NEZ Padres team. He is also working towards his education degree so he will be getting great experience on how schools operate.  Paul is energetic and excited to bring his knowledge to our academy team.


Lead Teacher/Agility & Speed Coach - Francesca Fritz

Francesca_Fritz.pngMs. Fritz will be responsible for the grade book as well as any in class assignments as part of the curriculum.  She will also help provide training in the area of agility and speed training for the players.

Ms. Fritz is a graduate of the University of Alberta where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Bachelor of Education. She played varsity soccer at Grant MacEwan University and has been active in both soccer, and track and field her entire life. Miss Fritz has also competed on the national and  international stage in Bodybuilding, and has a strong working knowledge of strength, conditioning, and nutrition. Ms. Fritz has been teaching with EPSB & ECSD since 2013, and has also taught abroad in Germany and China. She is passionate about physical education and academics, and loves that she can be a part of the FX community to foster this same passion in her students.


Strength & Conditioning Coach - Karissa Anderson

Karissa_Anderson.pngKarissa Anderson, FX Strength and Conditioning Coach, graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Kinesiology and major in Sport Performance.

She has experience working with a wide variety of athletes in differing roles all related to improving athletic performance. 

Karissa has worked with the University of Alberta Pandas Volleyball for three seasons as an Athletic Trainer / Kinesiologist. Additionally, she worked in a similar role with the Edmonton Prospects and Alberta Winter Games with Hockey Alberta. Her primary responsibility in these positions were sport injury management, prevention and rehabilitation. 

Before she accepted the role at St. FX as the Athletic Trainer, she worked at a high-performance training center in Edmonton as a Performance Coach / Head Kinesiologist. In this role, Karissa worked with a wide scope of professional athletes and sport teams including organizations such as NHL, CFL, and USport.

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