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Coach Kovack enters his first year with the Ontario Royals Program where he will be taken over the following roles of : Head of player development & College Placement and Recruiting, as well as Pitching Coordinator as well as our Head 16u Coach. Kovack comes to us with 8+ years of coaching at both the US Collegiate level and HS travel baseball in the US and Canada. Kovack has coached ages 10u-18u over the last 9 summers and off seasons with (Etobicoke Rangers, Players I Baseball Academy (OH), Force Under Armour Ohio (OH), and Bullettproof Prospects) as well as 3 years at the US Collegiate level (Notre Dame College - OH - NCAA DII , John Carroll University - OH- NCAA DIII)Playing Career- Played as a SS/RHP for the Etobicoke Rangers and graduated the program in 2013. - Went on to receive a scholarship to Notre Dame College (OH) NCAA DII as a two way INF/RHP. 2013-2017- 2017 graduate of Notre Dame College (NCAA DII), Jonathan earned 2 Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Sport Management & Marketing and minors in Coaching and Physical EducationCoaching Career
Head 18u/15u Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Bullettproof Baseball Academy
2020- 2021 Head Of Player Development/ College Placement and Recruiting Head 18u/15u Coach
2021 Head 15u Coach 2021 (29-3-2) FJSL League Champions 2020-2021
Pitching/Fielding Coordinator2021 - 3 PLACED ATHLETES (3 to NCAA D2 Schools)
Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator John Carroll University
NCAA D3 in OH (Baseball)
2018 - 2020- Recruiting Coordinator - Pitching Coach /Infield and outfield coach-
In 2019 Coached 3rd Base while on offence.
-Arranged and organized Scouting Reports and game day strategies.
- While at JCU : -7 All-OAC selections -- 5 Academic All-OAC selections - 1 OAC Player Of the Year -1 First Team All-Midwest Region selection - 1 Midwest Region Player Of the Year -1 Third Team All-American selection
Assistant Pitching Coach Notre Dame College
NCAA D2 in OH (Baseball)
2017 - 2018- Assistant Pitching Coach - Organized and prepared Scouting Reports - Organized and prepared Practice Plans - Implemented and monitored the DriveLine Pitching Program -While at Notre Dame College (NCAA DII) Players have received the following: 3 All-MEC Selections
15U Coach/Pitching Coach/Camps
Etobicoke Rangers (EBLO)Club/Travel in ON (Baseball)
2013 - 2017- Pitching Coach - 15u Coach - Ran Camps and Classes
As Head Coach of the Royals 16U team, Matt brings a wealth of international and Canadian baseball experience, both as a player and as a coach.
Coach Mills' coaching pathway began overseas, working for Baseball New Zealand as a National Team Pitching Coach (15U), National Team Head Coach (18U) and National Development Officer over a nearly four-year period (2009-2012). During this time Matt won a National Championship as a player (West City 2010), two 18U National Championships as a Head Coach (Bayside Westhaven 2011,12) and helped grow the game locally and nationally.
After returning to Canada in 2012, and prior to joining the Royals Coaching Staff in 2014, Matt was Pitching Coach and head of recruiting for McMaster University baseball, as well as Head Coach of the Etobicoke Rangers Junior program (2012-14).
Coach Mills operates as the Infield Coordinator for the Ontario Royals along with his Executive and Head Coach roles with the program.