Instructors & Staff
We have professional coaches on site who offer facilitation, coaching and lessons at all levels.
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Mike johnson (coach)
Mike grew up in Sherwood Park playing through the system there. He was drafted in 1993 by the Toronto Blue Jays and enjoyed a career that spanned 17 years. He played 5 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Montreal Expos and Baltimore Orioles. He was also a part of the Texas Rangers, San Fransisco Giants, and Los Angeles Dodgers associations. He spent a good amount of time overseas playing in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. When he was in Taiwan, he enjoyed his most successful year going 20-2 and took home the MVP of the League Award.
From 2003-2012 he was a member of the Canadian Senior National Team where he participated in numerous world Championships. As well as the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and 2008 in Beijing. He started for Team Canada in the WBC against a star-studded USA lineup at Rogers Center in 2009. One of the highlights of his international career was in 2011 when he was part of the Gold Medal Pan American team that took home the gold medal for Canada. In 2012, Mike and that team were inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.
After his playing career, Mike transitioned into coaching. He has coached on and off for 7 years with the Canadian Junior National Team. Notable players that he was involved with were Mike Soroka of the Atlanta Braves, and Josh Naylor of Cleveland who were both 1st round picks. He has coached numerous Provincial Teams, and local teams that have gone on to win Western Canadian Championships. He is currently the owner of 5 Tool Fieldhouse where he works with kids aged 8-20 years old.
Dianna jordinson (coach)
Dianna began playing ball from 4-18 years old, winning many provincial championships with Unity Minor Softball. She was also a star baseball player with Team Saskatchewan while playing for the Toronto North Stars. In college, Dianna played Division I softball in Montana where she was an All-American, All-Conference athlete. After college, Dianna played for a women's senior team in Calgary. She played in Canadian Westerns and National Championships. Since retiring she has developed a desire to coach and teach the sport of softball.
Dianna has demonstrated a passion, focus and refinement for softball on and off the field. As a former college athlete she has been a driving force for associations pitching development programs. With a noted objective of " providing an opportunity for everyone", Jordinson spearheads development clinics that enhance the self confidence of her athletes and their overall level of play. She is a Coach Mentor as part of Softball Canada's Female Mentorship Program. Dianna will continue her proven ability to provide advice, support, and technical guidance to females looking to achieve their own careers in softball.
alberto Gonzalez (Coach)
Alberto is from the baseball rich country of Cuba. He started playing baseball at the age of 9 where he developed to the provincial and national teams. he suffered a career ending arm injury at a young age, but he did not let that discourage him as he quickly joined the coaching ranks. He also went on to graduate with a degree in Sports and Physical Culture.
His coaching background in Cuba is extensive. He was on the 2015 Cuban National Team for the Premier 12 in 2015. As well as the Caribbean Series in 2016, and coach the Cuban National Team when they took on the Tampa Bay Rays. He coached many age levels in Cuba including a 13 U team that won gold in the Punta Cana Baseball League.
Albertos's ties to Cuba run strong as he has close contact with players like Yuleski and Lordes Gurriel, Jose Abreu, and Luis Roberts to name a few. Alberto has a wealth of knowledge that he loves to pass on to young local players in the Edmonton area.
Marina Radu (Administrator)
Marina joined the 5 Tool Team in 2018. Originally from Montreal, she was a member of the Canadian Women's National Water Polo Team. She participated in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. While representing Canada she had a very successful career which included silver medals in 2 Pan American Games, the 2009 World Championships, and Commonwealth Games. She was part of the Canadian Junior National Team in 2003 that was the first and only Canadian National Team to win a World Championship. Marina and that team were inducted into the Canadian Waterpolo Hall of Fame in 2022.
She is an important asset to the 5 Tool Team as she coordinates all the scheduling and programming within 5 Tool. Marina can be contacted to answer any questions regarding programming or bookings through email or phone.