Coaches & Managers

We aim to provide our teams with quality coaches and well experienced individuals. Most of the NZ based staff are either current or former Softball New Zealand coaches and national team representatives.

Chubb Tangaroa

Former Softball Black Sox pitcher and pitching coach

Corey Tamati

Former Hawkes Bay provincial team coach and rep coach. Dual provincial representative, played for both Hawkes Bay Softball and Hawkes Bay Magpies rugby team

Kevin Gettins

NZ Junior White Sox coach and former coach of numerous Hawkes Bay representative teams

Current White Sox coach

Bevan Martin

Former Black Sox catcher. Part of the extended Black Sox coaching staff

Current Assistant Junior Black Sox coach

Charmaine Gettins

Former NZ White Sox player and experienced provincial coach

Danny Knight

North Harbour representative coach

Max de Brett

Former Auckland Club senior coach and Auckland representative Coach

Kurtis Tomkins

Coached Roosters Premier Men’s team in Auckland, North Harbour U17 Representative team, and coached for two seasons in Japan at Kansai University and Mozu Elementary School

Clayton Willocks

Former Black Sox player and tecnhical coach, coached for two seasons in the NFL

Current coach of the New Zealand Under 17 Boys team


Coached senior men's softball and representative team in teh Canterbury regions. In 2016 he switch to coaching womens softball and cpached the winning Papunui Club side. Richard has huge potential in the womens game.


Coached the Wellington  NFC Womens team and Club Softball  Teams for a number of year.


Former Black Sox and Tanifa Somoa player.  Gus became New Zealand first Professional Baseball player for the California Angels Franchise 1992-1995. Vice Captain of the Ikale Tahi Tonga Rugby Union team at the 2003 Rugby World Cup in Australia.  

Gene Lutton

Former Black Sox and Tanifa Somoa player. Wellington age group Coach

Mereana Matangi     

Extensive coaching in youth softball in Wellington, including Wellington Rep teams, One of the up and coming softball administrators/coaches in New Zealand


Coached in Europe earlier in his coaching life, has coached nurmerous Wellington Rep teams Coach of the Softball New Zealand U15 White Sox team for two years.


One of the most experienced female coaches that is still actively involved in the sport. Coleen has put a massive amount back into the sport over the years. She is currently the player development officer for North Harbour Softball Assn


Watch this name he will acheive higher honours. Tane has coached North/ South U15 games, numerous club and Wellington Provincial teams





Hadyn Smith

Former Softball NZ Chief Executive and Board member

Dale Eager

Former Softball New Zealand CEO and Board Chairman. Coached and Managed many Junior and Senior Black Sox teams

Warren Stoddard

Former Black Sox assistant coach, coach of Poneke Kilbirnie Men's Softball team and of numerous Wellington Representative teams

Israel Nukunuku

NZ White Sox assistant coach. Coach of numerous International teams

Rob Siolo

Coach of 2013 World Series Samoan National Team

Graeme Gollan

Former Juniors assistant coach and Softball NZ Development officer

Max Benfell

Former Otago Softball Development officer and coach of various representative teams (Otago and Wellington)

Daryl Marino

Former Black Sox player, coach of numerous teams in New Zealand and assistant NZ Junior Men's coach for a number of years. He has received numerous awards for his coaching success in Rugby League. Current Assistant Coach of the men's Black Sox team

Current Assistant Coach of the Black Sox


Former Black Sox player and coached of Canterbury Red Sox Men's teams


Former Wellington representative player and Northcote Coach

CHris Telfer

One of New Zealand up and coming coaches. Chris played for the Junior Black Sox in 2008 in Sydney and went onto a baseball trial in the US


Has coached in Canada, New Zealand and Australia. He played for three seasons in Canada


Otago Representative coach and coach the the Mainland U17 Boys team


Former Black Sox pitcher, and USA National Team Pitcher having returned from a living in the United States. Paul was afforded the ultimate recognition in the USA with his induction in the ISC Hall of Fame. He started playing in the USA as a 17 year old, was name in the World ISC Team 5 times.


Current White Sox pitcher, having returned from a three yaer Univesity Scholorship in the States. Rita has played softball in Japna, Europe, Canada and the United States.


Extensive coaching in New Zealand and Czech Republic. He has being involved in the Czech National team program, and was Head coaches of the Greece National Womens team. A very highly regarded international coach.

ERRol Byrne     

Errol played representative softball through all grades for Canterbury, being selected in numerous South Island and New Zealand Age Group Tournament teams. retirement in 2010 he has coached representative teams in Canterbury


Steve has extensive coaching experence including coach in the Wellington Senior Womens competition. He has two daughters acheive National honour, and is also a badge Umpire

International Coaches

We also have coaches based overseas:


Eliza O'Leary - Australian Softball Academy coach

Dylan Crisp - Battery coach


Mark Quinn - played and coached softball in Canada, China, and New Zealand

Richard Clarke - former Hutt Valley Senior representative and player/coach of Hutt Valley's Wairarapa Giants

Fred Redhead - Canadian U19 World Series assistant coach, former coach of Alberta U19 provincial team

Dale Wagner - one of the most respected coaches in Alberta, Dale coached the Alberta U21 team as opposition to the ISA New Zealand U21 team at the International Championship in Saskatoon. To include is coaching CV we would need another page.

Bill Marshall - Bill was involved with coaching the Saskatoon Diamondback, one of the top club sides in Canada and the United States for nearly 20 years. A highly respected Canadian Coach