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Our Coaches

Wade McConnon

Club & 1sts Coach

Born into a baseball family, Wade has been on and around the field from the time he could walk. He played majority of his junior baseball at Waverley Baseball Club, while also representing Victorian and Australian representative teams.

Wade completed 2 years of junior college before coming back to Australia to finish studies. After a short stint away from the game Wade returned to summer league to play for the Upwey Furntree Gully Baseball Club, where he recently won a Division 1 championship.

Wade has also had small appearances in the ABL featuring for the Adelaide Giants and most recently the Melbourne Aces.
Throughout Wade's playing career he has entrenched himself into various coaching opportunities, including assistant coach of the Victorian U18 state team and the Melbourne Aces Junior Academy. 

In recent years Wade has assisted at the Academy of Baseball Excellence as an infield and hitting coach. Wade is currently coaching Upwey Furntree Gully’s reserves in the summer.

​Sean Talbot

​Assistant Coach

Similar to new head coach Wade McConnon, Sean was born into a baseball family and saw his first local game at a week old and has since grown up in and around the sport. 

 

Starting his career with the Saints (winter - GBA) and Geelong Baseball Clubs, Sean has since gone on to play and be involved with coaching at Deakin (GBA), Malvern, Williamstown and most recently Upwey, where he was a part of the extended coaching staff which led the club to back-to-back Division 1 titles. 

 

Suffering a college career ending torn rotator cuff while attending Iowa Central Community College, Sean has since thrown himself into coaching at all levels he can, from local junior coaching during the winter, through senior assistant and pitching coaching roles, all the to being a multiple time coach at Women's National Championships. 

 

Extremely excited for the chance to join the powerhouse he has long heard about, Sean is looking forward to continuing the clubs traditions of winning and playing hard, while also teaching the younger players how to play fair and with respect. 

​Travis Cutt

2nds Coach

Trav started his baseball career playing juniors for both Preston and greensborough, as well as several state and representative teams.

 

After 8 years off to travel and work interstate, Trav recommenced playing for Doncaster summer & winter playing several seasons in Doncaster 1's and coaching the winter team to an A3 premiership win.

 

Trav moved to Monty soon after and has played in the 2's with the odd game in the 1's ever since.Coaching Monty's u17's for several years whilst successfully winning at least one flag and playing a few finals in that time.

 

Trav has since been coaching Doncasters 2's for the last few years and coaching Monty's 2's to a grand final appearance last year. 

Jason Webster

4ths Coach

Jason started playing junior baseball with Watsonia in the winter from under 15 age and also Preston in the summer. He played in 2 junior premierships as well as a fourths premiership as part of a development squad at Watsonia, which was almost entirely junior players playing seniors for the first time.

 

After several seasons playing primarily seconds, post-juniors, basketball and football took priority and aside from a season in the thirds in 1991 has not played winter baseball since. He played a few seasons of senior summer baseball in the early nineties at Sunshine before injuring his shoulder.

 

Jason returned to the game playing Masters Baseball with Melbourne since 2015. He is an assistant junior coach at both Melbourne and Monty, where son Eric and daughter Zara play and has been on the committee at both clubs. Jason is the junior co-ordinator at Melbourne and also was the head coach for the Eastern Athletic charter under 13 team in 2022.

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