Baseball Canada adds Caudwell and Landriault to staff

 Photo Credit: Baseball Canada

Photo Credit: Baseball Canada

By Adam Morissette

Baseball Canada

OTTAWA - Baseball Canada is pleased to welcome two new employees to the national federation’s head office in Ottawa.

Andrew Caudwell will be fulfilling the role of Events and Domestic Programs Coordinator while Michel Landriault will assume the duties of Coach and Umpire Service Coordinator, another newly created position.

Caudwell, a native of New Liskeard, Ont., joins Baseball Canada with experience working with local and national sport organizations such as Taekwondo Canada, Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships, Ottawa Sport and Social Club and the YMCA. A graduate of Algonquin College’s Sport Business Management Graduate Certificate Program in Ottawa, Andrew also holds a diploma in Recreation and Leisure Services from Canadore College.

His love of sport has driven him to get involved in the sport community as a coach, referee, volunteer, player, and fan. Andrew has been a lifelong fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and has had the opportunity to watch local games while travelling through Nicaragua and Panama.

“I am extremely excited to join the Baseball Canada team,” said Caudwell.

Landriault, who calls Gatineau, Que., home, has extensive experience working in amateur baseball including operation of the Outaouais Baseball Academy that opened in 1998. A Learning Developer with Baseball Canada’s National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), Landriault served the president’s role with Baseball Québec’s coaches committee for 10 years and has coached and umpired at various levels of the game.

“I am grateful to have this opportunity to be a part of this organization and continue giving back to the best sport in the world,” said Landriault.


Adam Morissette

Adam Morissette was born and raised in Ottawa, Ont. where sports were always a big part of his life whether it be baseball, hockey or football, including playing two seasons as centre for coach Pat Sheahan with the Queen's University Golden Gaels in Kingston -- Canada's first capital. Morissette has always have been passionate about baseball and has fond memories of attending Montreal Expos games with his father, Mike, and listening to his recollection of watching baseball in Montreal at Jarry Park and stories about Gary Carter, Rusty Staub and Steve Rodgers. Morissette could often be found in a near empty Lynx Stadium watching Joe Siddall, Bert Heffernan, Curtis Pride and Jamie Carroll soaking in a beautiful summer night at the ballpark. He was a member of the provincial championship Orleans Red Sox Little League teams also played with the Ottawa White Sox for the late Lyle Anderson and Todd Burke in OBA Midget and American Legion play and the Capital City Crushers (NCBL), primarily as a catcher. Has also spent time coaching Little League in Orleans and South Ottawa. He wanted to turn his passion into a career and enrolled in Sport Business Management at Algonquin College in Ottawa in 2007. After working for the Ottawa 67's OHL team as the Ticket Coordinator, Morissette jumped at the opportunity to become the Media and Public Relations Coordinator with Baseball Canada in 2010. He loves watching and reading about pro, college or amateur baseball and is a long-time subscriber to Baseball America. Morissette is thrilled about the idea of writing about baseball and is interested in covering any story that his car -- and time -- will allow him to cover.