Former Major League All-Star Chris Sabo will be the new Field Manager for the Green Bay Bullfrogs. Sabo, a former MLB player, minor league and collegiate coach, and current Head Coach at the elite IMG Academy will enter his first season managing in the Northwoods League.
Sabo played nine Major League Baseball seasons with four different teams, his longest stint came with the Cincinnati Reds in the late 1980s and early 90s. Sabo was a three-time All-Star, 1988 Rookie of the Year, and won a World Series with the Reds in 1990.
Sporting a wealth of coaching experience, Sabo now coaches at the prestigious IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida during the spring. His other previous coaching stops include professional experience with the Reds minor league affiliates, the Billings Mustangs and Dayton Dragons. He has also coached at the collegiate level serving as an assistant at the University of Cincinnati.
One of the hallmarks of the Northwoods League is the rigorous schedule and competition. Sabo’s dynamic experience in myriad levels of the game should prove valuable in his first summer in the Northwoods.
Chris Marston just finished his second season as the head coach at Principia College. Prior to becoming a head coach, Marston was the pitching coach at Principia during the 2011-2012 season when he was earning his master’s degree at the University of the Rockies. Marston has a long history within wood bat and collegiate leagues across the nation. He was a head coach at IMG Academy for the High School Summer Wood Bat League, an assistant coach in the Lewis and Clark Collegiate Baseball League, and was also a head coach in the Show Me Collegiate Baseball League. During his colligate career, Marston pitched four seasons for Drury University.
Micheal Ramazzotti just finished his first season as director of baseball operations with the University of San Diego. Before his time in San Diego, Ramazzotti was an assistant coach at Santa Barbara City College. In the summer of 2016, he was an associate head coach in the San Diego Coastal Collegiate League. Prior to his coaching career, Ramazzotti played baseball at the University of New Mexico-Highland. After college, he spent time as a player in three different professional leagues. He played in the Golden Baseball League, the Italian Professional Baseball League, and the American Association.