Dick Radatz

Dick Radatz, Jr. – Chairman

Dick Radatz, Jr. is a co-founder of the Northwoods League and has an educational background and work experience in sports administration. Upon completion of a Master's degree in Sports Administration, from Ohio University, Dick worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Los Angeles Dodgers at their Spring Training site in Vero Beach, FL. He then spent a year as General Manager of the Boston Red Sox entry in the New York-Penn League, setting a single-season attendance record, before serving six years managing the business operations of the Boston Red Sox Spring Training site in Winter Haven, FL, and as General Manager of the Red Sox wholly-owned subsidiary in the Florida State League, where he set another single-season attendance record. He was named Florida State League Executive of the Year in 1986. Following his pro baseball tenure, Dick was Assistant Director of Operations for Michigan Special Olympics. Dick is a graduate of Albion College (MI) with a B.A. in Economics and Management. He was also Captain of the baseball team at Albion and a four-year letter winner.

   
Gary Hoover

Gary Hoover – President

After initially serving on the Northwoods League’s Advisory Board starting in 2003, Gary became the League’s outside General Counsel in 2007 after working on the establishment of the Northwoods League Foundation.  As the League’s outside General Counsel, Gary oversaw all material legal matters pertaining to the Northwoods League including the sale of several expansion affiliate clubs, drafting various agreements, and the management of all litigation.  Gary joined the League as in-house General Counsel in February 2014. Prior to becoming the League’s in-house General Counsel, Gary was president of his own law firm handling all manner of corporate transactions, litigation, and entity formations (including numerous non-profit and tax-exempt organizations.) Previously, Gary was general counsel for a fully-integrated real estate development and construction company where he oversaw legal, human resource, and risk management matters. Gary also has substantial trial experience from his ten-year stint as a prosecutor in California. Gary earned an MBA from the University of Denver, a Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law, and Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management from Metropolitan State College. 

Matt Bomberg – Vice President, Business Development

Matt Bomberg joined the Northwoods League front office after spending the 2010 and 2011 seasons as General Manager of the Green Bay Bullfrogs of the Northwoods League. Prior to his time in Green Bay he spent eight seasons working for two teams in the Goldklang Group. As the Senior Director of Ticket Sales with the Fort Myers Miracle, the single A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, he led the team's ticket sales initiatives focusing on groups, mini plans and season tickets. Matt also was instrumental in the operations of Minnesota Twins Spring Training during his time in Florida. Prior to Fort Myers, he was involved with the Saint Paul Saints for six seasons. Matt began as an intern with the Saints and ended as the Director of Ticket Sales. During his time in St. Paul he led a group sales department that posted record ticket and picnic sales each season. Before working with the Saints, Matt spent five years working for Dorna USA, a rotational signage company, where he was involved with the Minnesota Twins and the Minnesota Wild. Previous to Dorna, Matt also worked three years for Inside Edge, a baseball scouting company based in Bloomington, MN. 

Glen Showalter

Glen Showalter – Vice President, Operations

Glen Showalter joined the Northwoods League after 17 years in manufacturing operations at Hearth & Home Technologies, a division of HNI Corporation. Glen held different positions within the organization and worked his last 12 years as a Senior Product Line Manager at their manufacturing facility in Lake City, Minnesota. He was responsible for all aspects of the business, encompassing a wide range of product lines, accounting for tens of millions of dollars in annual sales and supporting sales in excess of 100 million dollars. During his time there, he helped to successfully launch numerous award winning products and helped to transform the organizational effectiveness to world class levels through the use of LEAN manufacturing principles, systems, and tools. Prior to his time in Lake City, he spent five years at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis as a Research Technician in the Mechanical Engineering department where the emphasis was on heat transfer technologies. Glen honorably served in the U.S. military for five years previous to this and he currently resides in Rochester, MN.

Tina Coil – Vice President, Licensing and Technology

Tina comes to the league with 17 years of baseball experience, serving 16 years with Minor League Baseball and spending the last year as a consultant. Prior to going out on her own as a consultant, Coil was the Vice President of Business Development at Minor League Baseball. As a member of the senior management team, she was responsible for ensuring all departments worked together effectively to support and advance company initiatives, maximize revenues, and provide outstanding service to constituents. When she was named to that position in 2011, she became the first female Vice President in the history of Minor League Baseball. Tina spent her first ten years with Minor League Baseball in its Licensing Department, working with member teams to manage branding and logo development, in addition to promoting the sale of licensed merchandise. After starting as an intern, she held the positions of Assistant Director and Associate Director before being named Director of Licensing in 2008. Tina’s first experience working for organized baseball was as a volunteer for the St. Cloud River Bats during their inaugural season in the Northwoods League. Tina graduated from St. Cloud State University with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and Ohio University with a Master of Sports Administration and Facility Management degree. Tina, her husband Jason, and stepchildren Aiden, Maiah and Jilene reside in Rochester, MN.

Greg Goodwin – Vice President, Technology Development

Greg joined the Northwoods League in 2016 after serving as a consultant on various technology projects since 2010. Before joining the league full time, Greg was Solution Architect and Delivery Lead at Accenture for 4 years, concentrating on application and solution development for large global clients in health care, retail and life sciences. Prior to Accenture, Greg worked for several startups and small businesses for 4 years including Director of Development Services for WebiMax and Chief Technology Officer for NeuraMetrics. Previous to this, Greg spent 17 years with Citi as Group Development Manager, building global Human Resources solutions including applications that supported compensation, learning management, talent management, performance management, and staffing. Greg earned a BS in Neurobiology and MS in Exercise Physiology from the University of Florida. When not coding and building solutions, Greg enjoys spending time with his wife Mary Helen and daughters Jenna Karli and Kelsey in sunny and warm St. Johns, Florida.