Josh Herback-South


Coach Herback-South has an extensive baseball background & has competed at some of the highest levels. As one of the youngest players selected to Team Saskatchewan, he competed in two Canada Cup Tournaments and one Jeux du Canada Summer Games. He received a full scholarship to Div. I Northeastern Oklahoma A & M and made it to the NJCAA World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado in his freshman year. In his sophomore year he was selected as team MVP and received all-conference honours at Taft College, which earned him a full scholarship to Div. I California State University, Northridge in his junior year. After experiencing elbow pain at CSUN, he underwent Tommy John surgery by Dr. Kremchek at Beacon Orthopaedics in Cincinnati, Ohio. In his senior year Herback-South attended Colorado State University, Pueblo where he lead his team in wins and was an All-Conference selection.  After attending an open pro-tryout in Detroit, Michigan, he was the first player selected to compete for the Macon, Pinetoppers in the Peach State League. After striking out 16 batters in 10 innings of work, he started to suffer from shoulder tendinitis, which ultimately ended his pitching career and lead to the inception of his coaching career. Herback-South is certified by Driveline Baseball in the Basics of Pitch Design and Youth Baseball Development.

More on Herback-South
Prairie Pirates Local Talent (2017): HERE
Past articles on Herback-South: HERE
Colorado State Player Info (2010):
Colorado State Stats (2010): HERE
Taft College Athletics Records: HERE
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Dakota Wheatley


The Academy has brought on Assistant Coach, Dakota Wheatley. Dakota competed at Prairie Baseball Academy in Lethbridge, Alberta and Okanagan College in Summerland, British Columbia. Dakota is certified in Youth Baseball Development by Driveline and has made an immediate impact on the players that he trains. Dakota has extensive knowledge in hitting and infield work, and demonstrates a passion for teaching the game of baseball.

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Great ball players always...

  • Put in extra work

  • Are coachable

  • Are confident 

  • Lead by example

  • Are great teammates

  • Practice with purpose

  • Play with passion

  • Learn from failure

  • Make adjustments

  • Hustle