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Head Coach/Director - Brad Wolansky

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/Teacher - Brett Barron

Barron.pngBrett Barron, Coach and Teacher, played minor baseball in North Edmonton, with the North Stars and Warriors organizations, which has now become the Padres Baseball Club. 

He continued his baseball career playing in the North Central Alberta Baseball League with the Edmonton Blackhawks while attending the University of Alberta and earning a Bachelor’s degree in Education. During his tenure with Edmonton Catholic Schools Brett has taught at the elementary, junior high and high school levels and coached various sports such as soccer, volleyball, basketball, as well as track and field. 

In 2014, he paired his passion for athletics with academics earning a Master’s in Education at the University of Alberta in the field of Physical Education. 

Brett is a proud member of the FX Baseball Academy and continues his baseball journey as a player/coach for the Edmonton Expos Baseball Club that runs out of the Powerline League. 

Contact Coach Barron · brett.barron@ecsd.net 


Strength & Conditioning Coach - Karissa Anderson

Anderson_2.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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