Alex Vaillancourt

Alex Vaillancourt

Bantam Assistant Coach

Born in Gatineau, Quebec, Alex developed a strong passion for baseball early in life, starting when he was just 4 years old. He played for 13 seasons with l’Association de Baseball Amateur de Gatineau (ABAG), developing as a catcher at the elite regional level. This high dedication to baseball led Alex to try out for and be accepted into the competitive Sport-Études baseball program as a high school student at École polyvalente Nicolas-Gatineau. He has since graduated from Université du Québec en Outaouais with his teacher’s diploma, now working as a full-time elementary school teacher in Gatineau.

Alex began his coaching career with L’Association Baseball Élite Outaouais (ABEO), first at the AA mosquito level (2017) and AA bantam level (2018). Most recently he was the assistant coach for the Bytown Dodgers bantam fall ball team that won the regional end-of-season championships. Alex has established himself as a motivational force behind his teams, developing his players into high level competitors with a winning record, including multiple tournament championships with his bantam teams and the season championship with his mosquito team. As a coach, Alex is a strong believer in the value of a strong work ethic on and off the field, following the words of basketball legend Kevin Durant; “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”  He also encourages his players to remember that a competitor must always respect his opponents, and never fear to compete.

Alex is looking forward to coaching the Bytown Dodgers bantam team in 2019, and helping players to harness their passion for baseball to bring their skills up to the next level.  Alex’s deep knowledge of baseball, experience working with youth, and enthusiasm for player development make him a very welcome addition to the Bytown Dodgers coaching team.