Our Birds have flown home for the winter, but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about them. Welcome to Wing Wednesdays where we get to know our 2017 roster a little bit better than before. The Bird we interviewed for the first week is the Field Manager of the Larks, Sean Repay.

Larks: What do you do on the offseason?

Coach Repay: There is no actual offseason for me. As soon as the summer in Bismarck ends, I head back to my full-time job as the Associate Head Baseball Coach at Lakeland University in Wisconsin. I am also our recruiting coordinator so I am in charge of finding and bringing in our incoming student-athletes. On top of that, I get to enjoy my time with my wife and kids!

L: What is your favorite ’90s jam and why?

CR: This is a hard one for me since I spent age 6-16 in this time frame. So many good songs that remind me of great times in my life. Going to have to go with Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit. First tape I ever bought…yes…tape. 

L: What do you miss most about Bismarck?

CR: The people/fans. I am blessed to have the opportunity to work for the best front office/people in the Northwoods League. The support I receive from my coworkers is second to none. Also, I get to coach a great group of players in front of the best fans in the Northwoods League. Our fan support made me feel like home when I was away from my family this past summer. The city and community of Bismarck is very unique, one of a kind, and will always hold a special place in my heart. I am excited to get back there!

L: What was the last gift you gave someone?

CR: Flowers for my wife. 

L: What is the best part about being home?

CR: Family. As much as I love my job and baseball in general, I love my family more. The time I get to spend at home with them is priceless. Being a father and husband will always be the best thing I get to do.

L: Where would you go in a time machine?

CR: I would never go back in time. I love my life and wouldn’t change a thing about it. But maybe go to the future, grab some winning Powerball numbers and come back to the present wouldn’t be the worst thing, would it?

L: What are you looking forward to the most for the 2018 season?

CR: Continuing what we started in 2017. Our roster is exciting from top to bottom. This season we are looking to make a playoff run. I believe that our coaching staff has a winning culture with the Larks players. Mostly, bringing an exciting brand of baseball in front of a sold out Bismarck crowd every night!

L: If you were an ice cream, what flavor would you be?

CR: Chocolate…because who doesn’t like chocolate?

L: How would you get an elephant in the refrigerator?

CR: It would depend on the size of the elephant and the size of the refrigerator. I’m going to say baby elephant in a meat locker…just open the door!

L: How has the Larks organization impacted your life?

CR: Last summer was one of the best summers of my coaching career. The people I met through that journey I will never forget. So many people made an impact on me. From players, co-workers, fans, support staff…they all made a positive impact on my life in some form. Our Home Run for Life participants inspired me in so many ways as well. The whole experience was one I will never forget. The best part is that I get to do it all over again this summer. I can only hope that I make an impact on people the same way they do with me. Go Larks!

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