Field Manager and GM Tom Valcke launched the International Canadian Academy of Sports Excellence in 2012. Tom is known throughout the world for his baseball knowledge and coaching ability. Tom’s full-time baseball career spans more than 30 years and includes running Baseball Canada and coaching Team Canada. He established MLB’s Central Scouting Bureau in Canada and is the former CEO of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. He has taught baseball in 22 countries around the world, and has been recognized by the World Baseball Softball Confederation for his efforts in globalizing the game of baseball/
A six-time national champion in baseball, Tom has co-authored three baseball coaching manuals, is a Master Course Conductor with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), and serves on Baseball Canada’s Long- term Athlete Development Committee. He was the Commissioner for baseball at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games as well serving similar roles in other national and international championships. He is the former GM of the Triple-A Calgary Cannons, and was the television analyst for the Montreal Expos, and has served more than two decades as the head coach of the largest annual baseball clinic on Earth, the World Children’s Baseball Fair.
Valcke was recently selected as the new head baseball coach of Toronto’s George Brown College.
Valcke also recently received the President’s Award from the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance, and was named a Distinguished Alumni by the University of Waterloo.
Valcke married his wife Paula in 1987, a French Immersion teacher and IT expert, who he met while they both studied Math/Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. Their oldest daughter, Alanna, is pursuing her Master’s and Ph.D. of Psychology at her parents’ Alma Mater. Their son Jaxon is on a baseball scholarship at the University of British Columbia, where he is enrolled in the Sauder School of Business. Their youngest daughter, Mia, is also an excellent student and in 2016, as a 16-year-old, was named to Team Canada’s U20 roster, who won Gold at the International Cup in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in June, and then was selected to Team Canada’s Senior Women’s team in August, who won Silver at the World Cup in Gijang, South Korea. Mia is also an accomplished volleyball, basketball and soccer player.