The Canyon County Spuds are just over two weeks away from making their Expedition League season debut. With that being said, its time to meet the head coach of the Spuds Sean Walsh.
Sean played baseball himself. He was a Junior College player who also played at Midland University. From there, he graduated and helped out as a Student Assistant in 2020. He was also an assistant for the Fremont Moo last year. That was a team that won the Expedition League Championship in just their second season. He has been there as an assistant coach for the last two seasons. So, Walsh knows what it takes to win a championship in the Expedition League.
What is it going to be like being the head coach for an expansion team?
“It’s an exciting opportunity, its going to be a new experience. This is going to be my third year in the league. (Vice President) Daylon and I were assistant coaches for the Fremont Moo last season. But, there are also going to be some struggles, Daylon and I know that. We have a lot of miles that we have to travel, with us being the furthest team out west.”
What are the goals for the team?
“On the field, we want to be a competitive team. We have some very talented guys and we’re excited to see what we can do in the league in our first season. As well as, off the field we will be looking to make an impact in canyon county.”
Do you have any personal goals this season?
“Making an impact for the Canyon County, we want to win a championship, but we also want to develop these players before they go back to their colleges. Not only do we want to develop them as players, but also as young men.”
What are you most looking forward to for this season?
“I’m looking forward to finally taking a step on the field for the first time, I can’t wait for the guys to get here. We have put together a roster, where the kids on team are hungry to play baseball. Some of their seasons got cancelled because of COVID, so this will be an opportunity for those kids, to showcase what they can do. Being a younger coach, Daylon and I can relate to the guys and the interns. I went to Junior college and we have quite a few JUCO players coming in this season.”
The Canyon County Spuds have been working hard to get everything ready for the season. It’s not long before the Spuds staff can sit back, relax and enjoy the role that they will play during the season.