Baseball Edmonton is a consortium of investors who, in 2021, signed a 10-year lease with the City of Edmonton to operate RE/MAX Field; an iconic baseball stadium in the city. Alongside operating the Edmonton Riverhawks out of the facility during the summer, in 2021 Baseball Edmonton also took over operations of the Edmonton Collegiate Hawks, formerly the Edmonton Collegiate Baseball Club.
The Edmonton Collegiate Hawks will give young aspiring Alberta baseball players the opportunity to combine a challenging collegiate baseball experience with an academic commitment at well respected post secondary educational institutions. The Varsity Hawks play in the highly competitive Canadian College Baseball Conference. The conference includes teams from: University of Calgary, Prairie Baseball Academy, Okanagan College, Thompson Rivers University, University of Fraser Valley, Victoria Collegiate, & Vancouver Island University. Edmonton Collegiate is excited to add a Junior Varsity program for developing players. The JV team will play other JV programs in the CCBC, as well as elite high school programs in Alberta. The goal of developing a truly well rounded collegiate athlete will be a reality under the guidance of reputable coaches and advisory members. The affiliation with the Edmonton Riverhawks of the West Coast League will provide many benefits for ECH athletes:
- the ability to have the iconic RE/MAX Field in the Edmonton river valley as the team’s home base
- four season training facilities that will ensure optimal skill and athletic development
- quality coaching and mentorship environment within the program
- a convenient training and playing schedule that will allow for a strong academic commitment while becoming the best player possible
- the opportunity to have collaborative training sessions with the WCL Riverhawks coaching staff
- job opportunities at Riverhawks home games to help with student financial commitments
- an integrated player identification system for players wanting to play summer baseball in various leagues(WCBL, WCL) as well as players potentially looking to transition to American college programs
Last season was Lanferman’s 2nd as the Head Coach for Edmonton Collegiate. The team improved from an 11-19 record to 17-15, marking the first time the program has had an above .500 record. The program finished the regular season in 3rd place for the CCBC Regular Season Standings. Lanferman became the Head Coach for the Edmonton Riverhawks of the West Coast League, transitioning from the Hitting Coach position he held in their inaugural year. Lanferman is a Fort Hays State University & University of British Columbia alumnus, completing his B.A. Psychology. He attends the University of Western States while completing his M.A. in Sports & Performance Psychology. Lanferman recently coached Team Alberta in the 16U Western Canada Prospects Series. The Sherwood Park native is proud to be heavily tied to the local baseball community as it grows and develops elite players.
Weger is in his second year as an Assistant Coach for the Edmonton Collegiate Hawks. He played in the British Columbia Premier League throughout high school for the Whalley Chiefs, before starting a 5-year college career at the University of British Columbia. In his sophomore year Weger received NAIA All-Conference Gold Glove accolades, as well as Cascade Conference first team All-Star as a third baseman. In his junior and senior campaign, Weger was awarded Academic All Canadian honours, and graduated from UBC with a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology. Weger was also the Hitting Coach for the Edmonton Riverhawks in 2023.
Nathan has been an Assistant Coach with Edmonton Collegiate (formerly known as the University of Alberta Baseball Club & ECBC) since 2017, working with catchers. Nathan played his minor baseball in St. Albert before moving on to play at the collegiate level with the Prairie Baseball Academy and the University of Alberta Baseball Club. Coffin was also the Head Coach of St. Albert 15U & 18U teams from 2013-2015. Nathan has also been the Bench Coach with the Edmonton Riverhawks for the past two seasons.
This is Hummel’s first year as the Pitching coach with Edmonton Colligate. He played for Okanagan College for his 5-year college career. During that time, Okanagan College would secure their first CCBC championship (2018), and Hummel would set a program record for lowest single season ERA (2019). Hummel also played two seasons for the Kelowna Falcons (WCL) in 2018 and 2019. In 2021/2022 Hummel was an assistant pitching coach for the Okotoks Dawgs before signing with the Welland Jackfish (IBL) for his first pro-season (2022). Hummel has also been the Director of Operations and head coach for the ATHX Baseball Academy in Edmonton since 2022.
Coach Flasch is currently in his 2nd year coaching with Edmonton Collegiate. In 2023, Flasch served as the Varsity Pitching Coach, but will transition into a new role this year, as the Junior Varsity Head Coach. Flasch was also an Assistant Coach with the Edmonton Riverhawks this past summer. Dylan played his minor baseball in Lloydminster and has formerly played with the Badlands Badgers, Niagara County CC (NJCAA), Prairie Baseball Academy (CCBC), Lethbridge Bulls/Moose Jaw Miller Express (WCBL), & Team Saskatchewan. Since his playing days, Dylan has been an Assistant Coach at the Badlands Baseball Academy, Head Coach of the 18U AAA Northwest Prairie Pirates, and the Baseball Operations Manager at The Dome Red Deer.
Levi played his minor baseball in Red Deer before attending the Badlands baseball academy. He followed that up by joining Niagara County CC(NJCAA), Prairie Baseball Academy(CCBC) & the Moose Jaw Miller Express(WCBL). After his college career Moon went on to play 5 seasons internationally starting in 2019 with the Kiel Seahawks(German Bundesliga) following that up by playing down under with Weston Creek Indians (ACT Div 1) in 2019-20, the Schwechat Blue Bats(Austrian Bundesliga) in 2021 & the Stockholm Monarchs(Swedish Elitserien) in both 2022&23 while becoming a 3X-Allstar over that period (‘19,’22 & ‘23). On the coaching side Levi was the assistant coach for the Neutral Hills Wranglers academy in 2022. In the past 2 seasons Levi has been the head coach of the Stockholm baseball clubs U19 junior squad helping them achieve back to back 3rd place finishes at Swedish nationals.