Academy Vision

Academy Vision

To create an opportunity for Grade 6 – 12 students interested in pursuing an education that includes the development of their skills as a baseball/softball player.

  • Create a partnership with both Red Deer Rage and Red Deer Minor Baseball to work together to enhance player development.
  • Create a program with high-quality skill development utilizing coaching and training tools that will further develop the athlete’s baseball/softball experience.
  • Create two distinct programs within one academy where both the softball and baseball athlete can thrive.
  • Committed to finding opportunities for players looking to excel at the next level.

Tyler McWillie St. Thomas Aquinas Ball Academy Teacher

McWillie, Tyler photo 

  • 5 time Saskatchewan minor baseball provincial champion
  • 2012-2018 Member of Team Saskatchewan
  • Saskatchewan baseball athlete of the year 2015
  • Western Canada Games Silver Medalist 2015 (U17)
  • (U18) National Bronze Medalist 2016
  • Canada Cup Gold Medalist 2016 (U18)
  • Canada Games Gold Medalist 2017 (U18)
  • Tournament 12 team 2016 and 2017 (U18)
  • Graduated from Okotoks Dawgs Baseball Academy 2015-2018
  • 2018 Junior National Team pitcher (World Qualifiers) U18
  • Attended Colby Community College 2018-2021
  • 2nd team all Conference 1st basemen 2021
  • Transferred to Shorter University in Georgia from 2021-2023
  • Sylvan Lake Gulls 2021-2023
  • Most Offensive player award in 2022
  • Set Homerun record for Sylvan Lake Gulls 2022
  • 2023 Legacy Award for Sylvan Lake Gulls
  • Multiple Gulls kids camps instructor
  • St. Joe's Academy High school Assistant coach
About the Director
Scott Murray, St. Joseph Baseball/Softball Academy Director

Meet Scott Murray:

  • Red Deer Minor Baseball graduate 1978-1988
  • Attended Spokane Falls College 1989-1991
  • Team MVP 1991
  • Played 16 seasons with Red Deer Riggers 1989-2004
  • 10 Provincial Championships
  • 1 National Championship
  • General Manager 2000-2004
  • Coached in Red Deer Rage Association 2010- Current
  • Current Head Coach of U16A Rage
  • Coached in Red Deer Minor Baseball Association 2012- Current
  • Pee Wee AAA Head Coach 2017
Jason Chatwood - St. Joseph Ball Academy Teacher
Jason Chatwood, St. Joseph Ball Academy Teacher
Jason grew up playing Minor Baseball in Innisfail and Red Deer. He was a member of the 2003 Team Alberta U-16 Western Canada Summer Games (Silver) and U-17 Canada Cup (Silver).
  • 2004 Team Alberta Canada Cup (Silver) and went to Team Canada/MLB Top Prospects camp in Montreal. 
  • 2005 Member of Team Alberta at the Canada Summer Games (Bronze). 
  • Attended Colby Community College 2006/2007. (Holds the single season hits record and the career hits record at Colby Community College) 
  • 2006-2007 2nd Team All -Jayhawk Conference Second Baseman


  • Unanimous All- Jayhawk Conference Second Baseman   
  • Unanimous All- Region IV Second Baseman 
  • Region IV Gold Glove Winner
  • 3rd Team All- American
  • Academic All- American


  • Gonzaga University- NCAA Division 1 
  • 2008 WMBL All-Star and 2nd Team Shortstop- Saskatoon Yellowjackets
  • 2009 All-West Coast Conference Academic Team
  • 2009 West Coast Conference Champions, 2009 Cal State Fullerton Regionals. Ranked 22nd in the Nation
  • Played in every single game of 4 year Collegiate Career. 


  • Gonzaga University Grad Assistant Coach


  • Five Provincial Championships 
  • 2017 National Bronze Medalists (Victoria, BC) 
  • Current President/Coach

2010/2011- 2017/2018 Ecole HJ Cody High School

  • Physical Education Department Head
  • Athletic Director


  • Played for Team Canada at the World Baseball Challenge in Prince George 

2020 - Present

  • Head Coach of the Sylvan Lake Gulls