It’s the end of an era – as the North York Baseball Association, says good-bye to the coaching staff of the 18UAA team. This group of coaches met first in house league and coached rep together for many years.

Pictured here from left to right are:

  • Head Coach, Andy Samaroo
  • Assistant Coach, Chris Hetherington
  • Team Manager, Terry Chong
  • and Third Base, Coach Kevin Watts.

Chris Hetherington wrote: ‘I know I can speak for all the coaches and say it has been a real pleasure and we are grateful we signed up our boys with NYBA house league all those years ago.’

2022 Midget Assistant Coach and NYBA Board Member Jeff Glaizel knew head coach Andy Samaroo well and sent the following personal message.

August 2017 NYBA Coaching Staff
L-R Mitch Krakower; Andy Samaroo; Adam Wolff and Jeff Glaizel

It has been 7 years since I met Andy Samaroo. Over the years we have coached together, shared stories of success, success out of failure, parenting issues, baseball issues and a whack of laughs along the way.

Andy has been a fixture at Bond Park with both his boys Nathan and Doug for the last decade and the weekend of Aug 5-7th was his FINAL TBAs coaching Nathan.

He has had an amazing group of dedicated boys over the years that had a goodbye celebration at their last home game. Players and parents from previous “Andy coached teams” came out to celebrate the growth and success of those that were lucky enough to be able to call Andy coach.

Andy, thanks for all the stories, the big laughs and putting your players 1st always.

The North York Baseball Association is thankful to all the coaches and managers who dedicate hours, days and years to ensuring that there is baseball at Bond Park.

Congratulations and thank you – Andy, Chris, Terry & Kevin!

North York Baseball Association provides House League and Elite/Rep/Select levels of play for boys and girls 6-18. Games are played at Bond Park in North York. NYBA is celebrating 50 years of serving the community!

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