Scarborough resident Ken Oda is the new head coach of the McMaster University Marauders’ women’s fastpitch team.
Oda, a graduate of the McMaster Physical Education program in 1994, is a National Coaching Certification Program Level III softball coach and course conductor for Softball Ontario. He is currently pursuing his NCCP Level IV and V through the National Coaching Institute program in Toronto and is the head coach of the Scarborough Stingrays midget and novice girls fastball teams.
Ken commented that “I am excited to back at my alma mater! My passion is coaching and I feel I will be able to provide leadership and commitment to the team. I am looking forward to continue to build on the success of the fastpitch program at McMaster University. Let’s play ball!”
Jeff Giles, director of athletics and recreation at McMaster, said “Ken brings a history of McMaster, an understanding of the role of sport in the educational institution, a strong knowledge of coaching, and a commitment to the student-athlete.”.
After graduating from Mac, Oda went on to earn his Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree at Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri.
He replaces Doug Parry, the founder and head coach of the Marauders women’s fastpitch team for the past nine seasons.
The team begins training camp in September.