Passion. Dedication. Expertise.
Varsity Head Coach
Todd Hubka has been with the Prairie Baseball Academy for 24 years, 2022 will be his 12th season as head coach of the PBA Varsity program. After taking over in 2011, Coach Hubka led PBA on a streak of seven consecutive CCBC Championships, since the Canadian College World Series was renamed. During his tenure as head coach, Hubka has compiled a record of 258-179, good for a .590 winning percentage. Hubka has also moved on over 150 players to four year schools as an assistant and head coach with the program.
Varsity Assistant Coach
Ryan MacDonald is in his 13th year coaching with the Prairie Baseball Academy. Head Coach Todd Hubka feels Ryan’s commitment to the game of baseball and coaching has helped the Prairie Baseball Academy achieve the amazing results they have during his decade with the program. Ryan was the head coach of the Lethbridge Bulls from 2014-2016 and led the Bulls to two consecutive seasons with the best record in the WMBL, and in 2015 the Bulls captured their first ever WMBL Championship going a perfect 9-0 in the playoffs.
Varsity Pitching Coach
Rhett grew up and played minor sports in Unity, Saskatchewan. He played for Prairie Baseball Academy in the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 academic years, winning a championship both years. He took home CCBC Pitcher of the Year in 2017. From there, he took his career professionally, signing to go play in the Dutch Major League in Utrecht, Netherlands. In 2019, he signed to go play in Adelaide, Australia for a season. Rhett has coached in three different countries so far, and done Strength and Conditioning for many different athletes across several sports including college basketball players, CIS football players, and major junior hockey prospects. Baseball has taken him around the world as a player and he is excited to share his knowledge and love of the game of baseball with PBA players as well as the youth baseball community in Lethbridge and surrounding area.
Junior Varsity Head Coach
Andrew came to PBA for the 2017-2018 season, While playing his senior year in Babe Ruth, he was awarded the Catcher of the Year and the Matt Krol Academic Scholarship. During his time in Calgary, Andrew also coached for the Coyote School of Baseball, working with players aged 6-12. Once in Lethbridge, Andrew played his first season on Junior Varsity before moving up to be one of the catchers the Varsity team for the 2018-2019 season. After finishing his 2019 season, he went on to finish his combined degree in a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Management. During the summer of 2021, Andrew coached the PBA Junior Academy AAA Bantam team where they finished 3rd place in the Tier II Provincial tournament. He hopes to bring his passion for baseball and strength and conditioning forward to build future players in the program.
Junior Varsity Assistant Coach
Originally from Calgary Levi came to PBA for the 2017 – 2018 season. He grew up playing baseball for Babe Ruth, Calgary blues, and was also a part of the National Sports Academy from Jr. High until he graduated high school at Central Memorial. While at PBA Levi spent his first season on Jr. Varsity as an infielder before moving up to Varsity for the 2018-2019 season. Following his first Varsity season, he got the opportunity to play summer ball for the Capital City Reds in Ottawa Ontario which was a part of the Perfect Game Summer league, and New York Collegiate Baseball League. He returned for the 2019-2020 season, but the team’s season was cut short due to Covid. After the season was cancelled, Levi switched gears and with help from Coach Hubka and was able to get a job working with Alberta Wildfire as a Wildland firefighter during the summers. After a few summers, Levi was quickly promoted to a Crew Leader. Levi attended the University, and graduated this fall with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Levi looks forward to working with the team both on the field and in the weight room to instill foundations of the Prairie Baseball Academy and prepare players to be successful in baseball and in life.