Kamloops NorthPaws head coach Cole Armstrong has accepted a coaching position with the Webber Academy’s Wildcats Baseball program in Calgary, Alta.

Armstrong will move to Calgary this month but will return to Kamloops in May to guide the NorthPaws through the team’s inaugural season in the West Coast League, after which he will commit full-time to the Wildcats Baseball program.

He will serve as the hitting coach for the entire program and manager of the program’s 18U College Prep team.

“Congratulations to Cole. We’re excited for him because we see our organization as a stepping stone, not only for our players, but for our coaches too. We’re happy he will be back in May to be our skipper in our inaugural season,” said NorthPaws co-owner Norm Daley.

Wildcats Baseball is Alberta’s newest baseball association with a brand-new facility opening in the spring of 2022, funded by former Alberta provincial cabinet minister and Webber Academy founder Neil Webber.