11/26/2019 10:49 AM -
LETHBRIDGE, AB - The Lethbridge Bulls have announced Kregg Snook as their Head Coach for the 2020 season.
Snook is currently the Third Base Coach at Arizona Western College and was recently the Head Coach of the Martinsville Mustangs of the Coastal Plain League last summer.
Spending his college baseball career at the University of Arkanas at Monticello, Snook had stints with the Bulls in both 2014 and 2016 as a pitcher, posting a career ERA of 4.10 with 31 strikeouts over 44 innings pitched.
We had a chance to catch up with Snook for a Q & A.
Q: What does it mean to you to be named the Head Coach of the Lethbridge Bulls?
A: It is a special privilege to be named the head coach of the Bulls, and I'm very excited to come back and continue to build on the winning ways that I was fortunate enough to be apart of as a player. Coach Sawyer and the previous coaching staff's/front office have worked so hard to make the Bulls such a respected organization around the league year in and year out.
Q: What experience do you bring to the team?
A: This will be my 6th year in Collegiate Summer Baseball and I am definitely confident that I can help young men navigate the ups and downs that a summer will bring, as well as creating a clubhouse environment that will allow guys to be themselves and develop as men not just baseball players. This school year I am at Arizona Western College, where I work with the catchers, pitchers, and hitters, as well as coach third base. This past summer I was the head coach of the Martinsville Mustangs, in the Coastal Plain League. Prior to that I was the pitching coach in Martinsville.
Q: What are you expecting from the team this upcoming season?
A: I'm expecting a good mix of returners, as well as some new guys that can come in and help the Bulls be a threat to win the division, as well as make a run at winning the league.
Q: What can you tell Bulls fans about your time in Lethbridge as a player and how you came to play for the Bulls?
A: I got to Lethbridge because of my teammates at Arkansas-Monticello. They had played for the Bulls, and had also played at Prairie Baseball Academy. Our shortsop, Evan Comeau and I had the best host family, Tim and June Greenlee, who I still keep in touch with. The connection that we made with our host family is one of the greatest things to me about Lethbridge, and what is very exciting to me about the returners that I have talked to as well - wanting to come back and stay with the same host families. A lot of guys that I played with are still around Lethbridge, so that is important and a cool thing for me to come back to in the community. On the field, we won a lot of games in 2014. (I was unable to return in 2015 due to Injury). The way the coaching staff was, as well as everything about the Bulls organization, was a big reason that I wanted to come back when I was able to in 2016, where I had the chance to play for Coach Ryan McDonald, and meet Coach Jesse Sawyer who was an assistant at the time.