Miki Kawahara BHK, SCS, NCCP Level 3
Miki graduated with his degree in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia. While in college he was an academic all-Canadian playing for the Douglas College Royals (NWAACC) and the UBC Thunderbirds (NAIA). After finishing his playing career, Miki remained in British Columbia until 2007. During that time he helped coach the Coquitlam Red Legs to back-to-back regional championships in the BC Junior Premier Baseball League. Miki has coached at Provincial Camps, the Canada Cup (Team Alberta 17U), and the Prospects Series.
Since moving to Calgary in 2007 Miki has developed Diamondawgs, a baseball/softball education company committed to providing players with the highest level of on-field instruction and personal development. Diamondawgs has worked with local programs such as Baseball Calgary, South Bow River Softball, and Kaizen Softball. Diamondawgs continues to work with Babe Ruth Calgary as well as operating the National Sport Academy Baseball Program. His international experience includes playing in Japan and Australia as well as coaching in Venezuela and the Dominican Republic. A level 3 baseball coach with the NCCP, Miki is a certified Sport Conditioning Specialist (TCI).
Donovan Feenstra CSCS
Donovan grew up playing his midget baseball in Calgary for the Calgary Midget Cubs and the PBF Redbirds 18U program. He moved on to the University of the Cumberlands (KY) and pitched for the Patriots from 2010-2015. His college career set him up for professional baseball as Coach Feenstra spent parts of 3 years in various independent professional leagues playing for the Grays Harbour Gulls, Gateway Grizzlies, Joliet Slammers and the Seattle Studs.
Coach Feenstra is now back in Calgary and is the Owner of Calgary Pitching HQ. In addition to leading the arm strength & pitching development programs for Diamondawgs Baseball, Coach Feenstra is also heavily involved in the National Sport Academy Baseball Program as the arm strength & pitching coordinator.
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Coach Lamb has an extensive coaching background that has deep roots in youth sports. Starting in Bow Ridge Little League as a teenager, Coach Lamb worked his way through the coaching system to play a large role in various Babe Ruth clubs here in Calgary. He is now the Head Technical Director for Babe Ruth Calgary's A League (13-14 year olds).
Coach Lamb leads the 12-13 year old Academy Program for Diamondawgs and also works with the 14-18 year old academy and hitting groups three days per week. He is driven to empower each athlete to strive to reach their baseball goals while helping them develop as young men and women.