Orv Franchuk has nearly 40 years of experience with Major League Baseball as a manger, coach, scout and hitting coordinator with the Cincinnati Reds, Anaheim Angels, Oakland Athletics, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers that included winning the World Series in 2004 with the Boston Red Sox and 7 minor league championships.
Additionally, Franchuk’s baseball career includes coach of the Canadian National Team at the 1978 Amateur World Series, as well as the 1981 Intercontinental Cup and 2007 World Baseball Cup teams and manager of the Edmonton Capitals. Franchuk was inducted into the Edmonton Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.
Orv Franchuk earned his Masters Degree in Education from Long Beach State and had a 24 year career with Edmonton Public Schools. He and his wife Susan make their home in Mesa, Arizona.