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.
Todd Betts (COACH)
Todd is from East York, Ontario, and was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in 1993. He flourished in his 15-year career and a corner infielder. Todd played for the Indians, Yankees, Mariners, and Red Sox in the minor leagues knocking on the door of the Major League. He held and still holds a lot of offensive records for those teams and has been inducted into the Hall of Fame for those affiliated teams.
Todd played in both Japan and Taiwan in 2003 and 2006 respectively. He lead the Taiwan League in batting average and rbi's until he sustained a serious back injury which ended his season. Todd was a member of many successful Canadian National Teams which include the 2004 Olympic Team which participated in Athens, Greece, and the only Junior National Team to win a gold medal at the world championship in 1991.
Once his playing career finished, he moved right into coaching in 2008. He has worked with many hitters who have moved onto college and the professional ranks. Being from Ontario, he has worked with the Ontario Blue Jays, Toronto Mets, the Ontario Prospects, and Team Canada. Now that he is in Edmonton, he has joined 5 Tool Fieldhouse providing instruction for programs and individuals in the facility to local players aged 8-20 years old.
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 Candian 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 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.