One of the biggest names in the Abbotsford baseball scene is moving to Ontario in 2020.
Longtime Fraser Valley Cardinals head coach and Yale Baseball Academy program director Corey Eckstein has accepted a position with the Ontario Blue Jays. Eckstein will be stepping into his new role as director of player personnel for the Mississauga-based amateur baseball program, which is considered by many to be the top amateur program in the country.
He shared the news on his Twitter account on Friday morning, and stated that it was not an easy decision but he is looking forward to the new challenge.
“I’ve poured my heart and soul into my programs over the last 15 years,” he wrote. “There’s a lot of great people inside FVBA that will continue the tradition we have created. I will always be thankful to management, administrators, coaches, players, mentors, umpires and parents for supporting my programs. Leaving this organization weighs heavy on my heart but I am really excited and grateful for this new challenge with the New York Yankees of Canadian Baseball, the Ontario Blue Jays.”
Eckstein has had a storied career both as a player and coach in baseball.