Andrew Karkoulas

Baseball Instructor

Andrew Karkoulas was born and raised in Guelph, Ontario.  Andrew worked his way up through the Guelph Minor Baseball Association until he received a full baseball scholarship to the New York Institute of Technology, an NCAA Division 1 school at Long Island, New York.  At NYIT, Andrew was a four year starter and a three year captain of the team.  Andrew was a two way player who doubled as both a starting pitcher and outfielder.  Throughout his collegiate career, he received many awards including, Team MVP, Gold Glove award and Senior Athlete of the Year.  As well, Andrew also played two summers in NCAA sanctioned summer leagues.  He was a member of the Lima Locos where he pitched and played first base and was named a league all star.  The following summer, Andrew played in the Northwoods league for the Thunder Bay Border Cats. He was awarded with the silver glove for one of the leagues most outstanding fielders.  Andrew currently plays for the Guelph Royals where he is the teams starting third baseman and closing pitcher.

Cortney Karkoulas

Softball / Fastball Instructor

Cortney Karkoulas is born and raised in Guelph, ON.  She was a member of the Guelph Gator organizations as well as in the Brampton Blazer Program. While playing in such programs, she has won 2 Eastern Canadian championships, multiple provincial titles all before capturing a National title. Along the path to her captaining her team’s success, she has also won many individual accolades including; Most Valuable Player of Ontario, golden glove awards and multiple game MVP honors at National showing events. She was then selected from hundreds to be a part of the Junior National Canadian team Program which helped aid in her development for collegiate success. She received a full softball scholarship to Division 1 Ball State University located in Muncie, Indiana.  While a Cardinal, she was a four-year starting lead-off hitter playing second base, where she competed religiously against nationally ranked collegiate programs. She studied and graduated with a Sports Administration degree as well as obtaining a business marketing minor.  She is now a coach in the Guelph Gator Organization.

Jeff Hunt

Baseball Trainer

Jeff Hunt, hasn’t been “around the game” as long as most of your more senior coaches have; but at the tender age of 22 Jeff has experienced and learned more, in grace, of the game of baseball than the majority of Canadian baseball players.

Jeff Hunt was born and raised in Cambridge, ON; he played for the Cambridge Cubs through minor baseball until the age of 15 when he joined the Inter-County Terriers U18 team.  In that same year Jeff was also selected to join the Canadian Junior National Team. Jeff played out his high school baseball career winning numerous tournaments with the terriers and also winning a bronze and gold medal with Team Ontario at the Canada Cup.  As a member of the National Team, Jeff traveled to the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Cuba, Florida and also a west coast Canadian swing, competing in World Qualifying and World Championship tournaments.

Following his 11th grade school year Jeff signed a letter of intent to play baseball at OHIO University in Athens, Ohio where he planned to study Zoology. However Jeff ended up signing a professional contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers after they selected him in the 15th round of the First Year Amateur Player Draft in June 2009, therefore forgoing his scholarship at OHIO. Jeff played in the Dodgers’ minor league system in parts of 5 different seasons spanning from 2009 – 2013. At the apex of his career Jeff reached Class Low-A, playing for the Great Lakes Loons out of Midland, MI.

Jeff was released by the Dodgers May of 2013 and has since helped the Brantford Red Sox win their record breaking sixth consecutive IBL championship; and has enrolled at Wilfrid Laurier University. Jeff aspires to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, all the while defending 3rd Base for the Golden Hawks attempting to win an OUA Championship title.

Matt Stocco

Baseball Trainer

Matt has played at almost every level of professional baseball.  He has enjoyed more than 10 years playing both collegiately and professionally as a catcher for the San Diego Padres.  He has also embarked in over 8 years of instructing and coaching after playing.

Baseball is a passion that is more important then himself.  He finds it incredibly important to pass and share all knowledge that he was fortunate to obtain.  

Chris Kopichanski

Strength Trainer

Chris is a former varsity basketball player finishing his playing eligibility at the University of Guelph. He then went on to play in the CNBL for the London Orion Basketball Club of his hometown.

Since 2002 Chris has been a certified personal trainer, the first nine years of his training career in club, as both a head trainer and fitness manager. The last five working independently with Peak Performance. Over the past 14 years constant professional development and a relentless desire to improve himself and help his clients achieve their personal fitness/performance goals have given him the opportunity to work with many different people. Ranging from weight loss and general fitness to very specific athletic goals.

Moving forward Chris intends to create an excellent athletic development program by bringing in likeminded enthusiastic trainers that in conjunction with our excellent coaching and facility will help create strong, fit, and balanced athletes. And of course training is always available for people who just want to improve general fitness!