Quebec jug Jesen Therrien was appointed director of program operations for the Academy of Baseball of Canada (ABC) on Thursday.
The former Philadelphia Phillies shooter takes over from Maxime Hockhoussen, who was interim chief coordinator of the program and resumes his role as coach. He will be supported by Baseball Quebec general manager Maxime Lamarche in his early days.
“The academy has played a big role in my career,” Therrien said in a press release. This is where I made my dreams come true. I want to make sure that ABC represents excellence in Quebec, and for that we must be present everywhere on the Quebec grounds. ”
Therrien will not be alone in replacing Hockhoussen. The organization has revealed that Douglas Toro, Abraham’s brother who plays for the Seattle Mariners, will take up the position of director of player development, while Marc-Antoine Bérubé has achieved a promotion by becoming director of performance.
ABC’s mission is to support young aspirants in development by giving them the ideal environment and tools to move forward and strive for a professional career.