Everest Academy

Baseball Coaching Staff

Richard Russell

Richard Russell brings 21 years of Baseball experience and over 9 years of coaching experience to Everest. He was a Catcher for Marshall University’s DI Baseball program where he was a co-captain for his junior and senior season.  Richard has been coached by and has worked with some of the best coaches in Canada and across the United States.

Richard holds a BA in History and Education.

Chris Begg – Baseball Coach, Olympian, Phys Ed Teacher, Business Teacher (OCT Certified)

noid1yp1181 Chris joined Everest Academy after a fulfilling career as a professional baseball player. He played in the San Francisco Giants organization from 2003-2008 and has served as the pitching coach for the Canadian junior national team. Along with playing in the San Francisco Giants organization, Chris represented Canada in numerous international competitions including the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, the 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classic, and the 2005 and 2009 World Cup, the latter seeing the team bring home a bronze medal. Chris continues to work with the Canadian national team and has been invited numerous times to provide coaching expertize to major events.

Chris demonstrates what athletics can teach about perseverance, dedication, and leadership. Through a leadership and mentoring role, Chris helps students develop the same goals and passion that have helped him thrive.

Chris is an accredited member of the Ontario College of Teachers serving in the classroom teaching business studies, phys-ed and other credit-earning subjects.

Dec, 2015 – Chris invited to be part of coaching team for Canada’s junior national team. From May 18-28, 2016, the team will be traveling to the Dominican Republic to play affiliates from major league organizations. (More Details …)


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Everest Academy is one of Canada’s fastest growing K-12 private schools dedicated to the development of high achieving students. Whether it’s excellence in sports, music, arts or academics, Everest Academy students ‘do what they love, love what they do.’ Built around our unique S.E.L.F.(TM) program model, Everest Academy students experience a fully integrated Skill, Education, Leadership and Fitness platform which is second to none. Combined with an innovative on-line learning platform, Everest Academy students can advance their skill development anywhere, anytime allowing them to “live their dreams”.