Miki Kawahara - Head Technical Director
Coach Kawahara graduated with his degree in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia. While in college he was an academic All-Canadian playing for the Douglas College Royals (NWAACC) and the UBC Thunderbirds (NAIA). After finishing his playing career, Miki remained in British Columbia until 2007.
During that time he helped coach the Coquitlam Red Legs to back-to-back Regional Championships in the BC Junior Premier Baseball League.
In Canada, Miki has coached at the 2007 BC Provincial Camp, 2008 & 2009 Alberta Spring Training, 2008 & 2009 Canada Cup (Team Alberta 17U), and the 2008 & 2009 Alberta Prospects (Head Coach). As a head coach for the Babe Ruth Calgary travel program he has taken the Blues all over the Pacific North West. His international experience includes playing in Japan and Australia as well as coaching in Venezuela in 2010. A Level 3 baseball coach with the NCCP, Miki is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach (NSCA), and a Sport Conditioning Specialist (TCI).
Troy Lamb - Lead Technical Director
Coach Lamb has an extensive coaching background that has deep roots in youth sports. Starting in Bow Ridge Little League as a teenager, Troy worked his way through the coaching system to play a large role in various Babe Ruth clubs here in Calgary and he is now coaching our Babe Ruth Calgary U18 Premier Team. Troy is driven to empower each athlete to strive to reach their baseball goals while also helping them to develop into well rounded athletes and baseball players.
Trevor Lawson - Technical Director
Trevor played for the Babe Ruth Giants in 2009-2010 and began coaching for Babe Ruth Calgary in 2015 as the head coach of the A league Phillies. In 2016 Trevor joined his old club and became an assistant coach with the AAA Giants. The following year Trevor accepted the AAA manager role, and found success winning the 2017 AAA championship and the 2017 AAA manager of the year award. Trevor is currently coaching our Babe Ruth Calgary Premier Team and is also an assistant coach with the National Sport Academy Baseball Program. Trevor has coached at the provincial level in recent years, being an assistant coach at the Alberta Summer games tournament in 2018 and in 2019 Trevor was an assistant coach on the Zone 3 team at the Alberta Zones tournament winning gold.
Alex Morissette - Technical Director
Alex grew up playing minor baseball in Calgary before being drafted by the Babe Ruth Calgary Giants in 2011. After playing 4 years for the Babe Ruth Giants and aging out, he immediately jumped into coaching for the Giants and has been coaching in Babe Ruth Calgary since 2015. After becoming NCCP level 1 qualified, Coach Morrissette was a major part of the Zone 3 coaching staff who took home gold at the 2019 Alberta Zones tournament.
Coach Morrissette is also a Technical Director with the Babe Ruth Calgary. Alex is a full-time coach with the National Sport Academy, and works closely with the academy's outfielders and hitters. Alex has also taken on a major role with the Diamondawgs Training Facility, working closely with both 12-13 year olds and the 14-18 year old age groups.
Jordan McClocklin - Technical Director
Jordan was drafted by the Babe Ruth Giants in the 2011 Babe Ruth draft and moved on to play his university baseball in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the St. Mary’s Huskies. Jordan began his coaching career in 2015 as a coach with the NWLL Allstars and eventually joined Babe Ruth Calgary in 2017. Jordan has had success within Babe Ruth, coaching many different travel teams and winning the 'A' league manager of the year in 2017, 'AA' manager of the year in 2018, Tier 1 manager of the year in 2021, and managing his Tier 1 club to a championship in 2021. In 2019, Jordan became a NCCP provincially trained coach and took on the head coach role for the Zone 3 team at the Alberta Zone’s tournament going 6-0 and winning gold.
Coach McClocklin is the head coach of the Babe Ruth U16 Premier Team and is also a Technical Director with Babe Ruth Calgary. He works closely with the players and coaches throughout the league. Jordan is a student of the game and could spend days on end talking about hitting.
Steve Lamb - Technical Director
Growing up in Calgary Steve played with Bowridge Little League and enjoyed a lot of success playing in multiple prairie and one Canadian Little League Championships. Steve grew up playing baseball and found a love and passion for the game that still continues today. When Steve was 16-18 years old, he was fortunate enough to play AAA Babe Ruth for all 3 of his years in the program, and he played on Blues travel teams during that time as well. Steve has also spent time much time coaching within Airdrie Little League and also within the Airdrie Minor Hockey League as well.
Steve is relatively new to the BRC coaching staff. In 2022 Steve was offered the opportunity to coach with his brother (Troy Lamb), and he jumped at the chance and made everything of it. In his first year coaching, he was the assistant coach of the the Volcanoes and helped lead them to a first place league finish and second place playoff run. After the season ended Steve coached within the fall ball league and coached a U16 travel team in Lethbridge AB to a tournament win. During the winter months Steve has assisted with the U16 Premier team tryouts and has continued to be involved throughout the formation of the team. Steve says "I have already soaked up a lot of information from the other Technical Directors and will continue to do so". Steve is currently involved with coaching the Premier U16 travel team.
Steve believes in the philosophy that hard work and dedication brings success. Skills can be taught. He says that he will always push the values of teamwork, fairness, and discipline to bring success to any teams he coaches and Steve deeply believes in teaching players how to develop life skills through baseball, which ultimately makes them stronger players and allows them to make good choices throughout their lives.
Cliff Carlson - Assistant Technical Director
Cliff has a diverse background in youth athletics, development and sports. As a youth Cliff started playing baseball with the Continental West Little League which is now called Rocky Mountain Little League. As a coach, Cliff worked his way through Rocky Mountain Little League coaching many League Teams and All-Star Teams along the way. In 2016, Coach Carlson made the transition over to Babe Ruth Calgary Baseball and began coaching in what was at that time, called the Single A Division. From there Coach Carlson moved into coaching Babe Ruth AA and then AAA Club Teams and was also the Club Manager of the Dodgers for 2 years. In addition to coaching within the Babe Ruth League, over the years Cliff has also continued to coach a variety of Babe Ruth Travel Teams.