Kelowna Falcons

New Coach Named

The Kelowna Falcons are pleased to announce Hayden Pewitt as the head coach for the upcoming 2020 West Coast League season. He replaces Ryan Wright who was signed to the Toronto Blue Jays minor league coaching staff.

“I’m excited,” says Coach Pewitt. “We’re going to pitch it, but also try to bang it a little bit as well and we’re going to have some fun on the offensive side. I’m excited, it won’t be long now, we’ll be up there in just over five months and we want to get this thing rolling.”

Hayden (pictured left) brings a wealth of baseball knowledge to the Falcons program. He has accepted an assistant position at Chattanooga State Community College after spending one year at Tusculum University in Tennessee. He has spent the last two summers in the Expedition League as the head coach of the Badlands Big Sticks. In 2019 his club won the EL title and Hayden was named the Coach of the Year after a 48-20 summer record.

“He’s a great fit for our program,” says General Manager Mark Nonis. “He comes highly recommended from Coach Wright who wanted to come back, but obviously couldn’t pass up an opportunity with the Blue Jays. Hayden with his summer ball experience made him the ideal candidate because he knows the team needs to win right out of the gate. It’s an exciting time for our club, celebrating our 20th anniversary season.”

After a well-traveled collegiate career, including stops at Motlow State Community College (Tennessee) and Midland University (Nebraska), Hayden, a former catcher, began his coaching career spending two years at Motlow State. While competing in one the country’s toughest junior college conferences, Hayden helped in the development of the Bucks catchers and pitchers.

He also spent a year at Spokane Falls Community College in the same capacity where they earned a third place finish in the NWACC Conference.

Hayden is originally from Maryville, Tennessee and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2017.

He speaks with Ryan Watters about his coaching style, the upcoming Falcons season and being in Canada.

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