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CANFIELD, OH-  Canfield High School’s baseball program is gearing up for an exciting new chapter under the leadership of its newly appointed head coach, Matt Weymer. This first episode of “Canfield Baseball Coach’s Corner” with host DJ Yokley provided a deep dive into Weymer’s past experiences, his passion for the game, and his anticipations for Canfield’s future.

Weymer comes to Canfield with a rich history, having previously found success at Springfield and Ursuline. Speaking on his coaching journey, Weymer shared, “When you start coaching, you’re just so excited to get that first job. And I was really lucky at Springfield to kind of have that success.” He attributed much of his growth and development to these early experiences.

Reflecting on his tenure as an assistant coach at Canfield under Gary Niddle, Weymer noted the value of stepping back to gain new perspectives. “I had never been an assistant before,” he explained. “[It] really allowed me to kind of take that aerial view, if you will, and just really recharge my batteries a little bit.”

For Weymer, taking on this role is personal and deeply entwined with his family. Living in Canfield, coaching at Canfield, and having his young son Phil by his side represent a unique and fulfilling opportunity. “Phil’s probably the most excited person,” Weymer enthused. “When we told him that I was going to get the job, he said, ‘Does this mean I get to go with the baseball boys all the time?’”
#### Balancing Tradition with Innovation

When it comes to traditions, Weymer is mindful about ensuring they retain their meaning. The Canfield baseball team has a tradition of bleaching their hair — a practice that has sparked curiosity. When asked about it, Weymer said, “Sometimes traditions can run out their welcome. Sometimes you do them not because you buy into what it means, but just because, well, they’ve always done it, so we have to do it.”
He added, “I want the kids to feel like it means something, you know, to get back in touch with this idea of, hey, yeah, it’s a tradition, but…why don’t we find out what the root of that tradition was?”

Key to Weymer’s approach is fostering a transparent line of communication between himself, his players, and their parents. “A big part of it’s just communication with the kids, the parents. You want to be as transparent as possible,” Weymer emphasized. “If you’re upfront and you’re transparent, and then you stick to those principles…every kid deserves to be coached. Every kid should reach their full potential.”

The future looks bright for Canfield baseball, especially given the wealth of talent returning to the field. Weymer is excited to leverage this potential, stating, “The expectations couldn’t be higher…as a coach, that’s what you would want. You want to take over a situation where people expect great things from you.”

With a solid foundation under previous coaches and a clear vision for the program’s advancement, Weymer is set to lead the Canfield Cardinals into an era of continued excellence. “Can’t feel baseball is and always, hopefully, will be very successful,” he concluded, capturing the spirit of optimism and determination that he brings to the role.



YOUNGSTOWN OH- Ursuline baseball might just be one of the most decorated baseball programs in the area. They always seem to be in the front of the conversation come tournament time in May. After waiting two years to play, the Irish are striving to live up to that standard in 2021. The Irish are off to 2-3 start to the season. They lost a Saturday double header to open the season against Howland, and St Ed’s. The Irish bounced back with back to back wins over Chaney, and LaBrae, before losing on Saturday to Walsh Jesuit. The Irish move on to travel to West Branch on Tuesday.

Irish skipper Matt Weymer took time out of his busy week to update YSN’s Running Point on the Irish squad. He chats with Ron Potesta about his team’s start to the season, what some of the expectations are in the 2021 campaign, and much more. The long overdue return of Irish baseball is upon us, you wil not want to miss a moment. Check out Episode 1 of Coach’s Corner with Matt Weymer.

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YOUNGSTOWN, OH – The Ursuline Irish are coming off a heavy senior driven class a year ago as head coach, Matt Weymer looks to lead this year’s squad onto the diamond at the end of the month!

Coach Weymer is looking to “re-stack the deck” after losing six starters from a year ago. One key starter returning is Brady Shannon, who recently committed to the University of Central Florida. Coach Weymer will look to lean on Brady in multiple ways this year, whether its playing multiple positions, multiple spots in the batting order, or for leadership throughout the season. Jonah Kirchner is another returner that Coach Weymer is excited about as he will handle a lot of pitching opportunities this season. Two new faces to look out for on the diamond this year will be middle infielder, Luca Ricchiuti, and the first baseman/pitcher Drew Kirila.

The standard at Ursuline is always high and Coach Matt Weymer always expects the most from his team as he is known to set the bar pretty high. For Ursuline, it is all about the tournament, Coach Weymer scheduled certain teams to push these young men, so they can be ready for anything that might be thrown their way during the OHSAA state baseball tournament at the end of the season!

*Contributed by Billy McCartney



Every once in a generation there will be a coach that sets such an example of determination, character, dedication, and leadership that helps raise the tide for all ships involved.  In this case, being around Ursuline Skipper Matt Weymer, it’s hard to not have his passion and skillset rub off on his team.

With a solid foundation and a young squad- The Irish are learning and earning at the same clip.  Understanding that tradition takes no season’s off for excuses, Coach Weymer has learned to be patient, and pursuant to what his team can amount to.  Back at the Division 3 Level will present many obstacles and challenges for the green and gold, but the eyes will remain locked on the prize awarded each June.

YSN General Manager Steve Leslie caught up with Coach Weymer for our first of many Ursuline Baseball Coach’s Corners in 2019.



STRUTHERS, OH-  It was a day that was 2 weeks in the making.  The Ursuline Irish Baseball Team exploded for nine runs at Cene Park on Monday in a 9-1 victory over the Crestwood Red Devils.  Ursuline’s first of the season.

Leading the way was the offense, but shining on the hill was Jonah Kirchner who went the distance for the green and gold with a complete game, six strikeout performance while scattering three hits along the way.

Offensively, Junior Colin Balas led the way going 3 for 3, while scoring each time as well.  Jeremy Kreuzweiser also contributed big for the Irish, going 2-4 with a double, three runs and three runs batted in.  Freshman Brady Shannon also impressed with two doubles that were crushed into the gap to put the Devils away for good.

The Irish are back at it today as they play their cross-town rival, Cardinal Mooney in Part 1 of the 2019 Youngstown Holy War.  Action begins at 7pm at Cene Park or streaming LIVE on Your Sports Network.