A well-known baseball figure in Quebec will coach the Capitals next summer. The two-time reigning champions of the Frontier League drafted Christian Chénard, who had already worn the colors of the team, during the time when manager Patrick Scalabrini also played for the Capitals.
Chénard replaces Cody Clark, who held these positions during the last campaign.
The new pitching instructor played for the team between 2000 and 2002. He also holds a coaching position in the Canonniers de Québec sports studies program.
“Christian and I were teammates when we played for the Capitals, he was also my roommate, let’s just say we’ve known each other for a while,” Scalabrini commented in the team’s press release.
Jean-Philippe Roy, director of the Cannoniers’ sports studies program, for his part, was enthusiastic about the impact Chénard’s appointment will have for the Capitals, but also for the entire “baseball ecosystem of the greater Quebec region.”
“Christian is a dedicated, passionate and loyal guy, important qualities for a coach, especially at the professional level,” he said. This promotion also shows that there are opportunities close to home for those looking to climb the ladder.”