The Corner Brook Baseball Association didn’t have to look far beyond Jubilee Field to fill two key roles responsible for grooming young baseball talent.
Ed Flood, a Grand Falls-Windsor native who has called Corner Brook home for 30 years, is the new technical director for the 2018 minor baseball program.
Flood had served as head coach for the program for the past two summers under technical director Nick Holmes.
Holmes opted to accept a coaching gig in British Columbia this year so a replacement was required.
Corner Brook baseball president Jason Mosher said it only made sense for Flood to carry on what Holmes had taught for two years with Flood by his side.
Flood played 16 seasons of provincial baseball, most of his years spent donning the Barons jersey against the best in the province.
He coached the Barons for six seasons and also coached a number of provincial baseball teams over the past 20 years.
Matt Colbourne, one of the top senior baseball players in the province, takes over the role of head coach for the program. He served in that role two summers ago, working closely with Flood under the direction of Holmes.
Mosher said Flood and Colbourne worked closely with Holmes during his stint in the city so he believes that experience makes both guys more knowledgeable about the game. He believes Holmes showed them the way a program should be ran and what things have to be done to get the most out of the players who are on the field.
Mosher said hiring Flood as a replacement for Holmes seemed like a logical move for the association given the relationship they had while working together for a couple of years.
“He has a great coaching pedigree,” he said of Flood.