The head of the Toulouse Baseball Clinic and Manager of the U21 French National Team, Boris Rothermundt will be the interim National Technical Director of the French Federation of Baseball Softball (FFBS) until a permanent director is chosen.
The Ministry of Sports announced the nomination upon the recommendation of the Federation President, Didier Seminet, newly elected member of the CEB Executive Committee. A selection process for a permanent National Technical Director will begin shortly. The interim director may be selected as well as other candidates.
His mission assignment includes to “define federation sports policy on the national level, implementation of the policy and evaluation of results”. He will manage the existing team of ten permanent employees of the Ministry of Sports in the FFBS.
Born June 15, 1975, Rothermundt discovered baseball in Canada at age 7. He helped found the club in Ville d’Avray, south-west of Paris. He then joined the regional training center in Montpellier, then the Olympic training center in Paris. He played for the Montpellier Barracudas from 1994 through 2001 (French national champions in 1994 and 1995), then he joined the Rouen Huskies who won the French national championships in 2003. He coached the Rouen team in 2005 and 2006 leading them on to two more national titles. He then founded the Toulouse national training center in 2006 and has continued to manage the site since then.
Roterthermundt is no stranger to European championships as both a player and a well-respected coach. He has been active in European coaching issues. The addition of a French-grown baseball professional to the Federation is considered by many Federation members as a welcome step forward.
He is currently in Texas with four young French players (Cespedes, Dagneau, Gleeson, Mottay) to introduce them to college coaches.