Published On: November 4th, 2015


After a playoff push in 2015, Bullfrogs Field Manager to return for third consecutive year

Green Bay, Wis. – The Green Bay Bullfrogs are excited to announce that Darrell Handelsman will return as the Bullfrogs Field Manager for 2016. After leading the Bullfrogs to their first playoff appearance since 2011, Handelsman returns for a third season in Green Bay.

Handelsman led the Bullfrogs to a 40-31 regular season record in 2015. The 40 wins were also enough to give Handelsman the most career wins in Northwoods League history with 377 career wins.

“I am very excited to be returning to Green Bay,” said Handelsman. “The fans, the organization, the host families, and the City of Green Bay are all great, and I am looking forward to another successful summer in Green Bay in 2016.”

Handelsman started in the Northwoods League as an Assistant Coach with the Kenosha Kroakers in 1996 and became Field Manager in 1997.  After coaching in Kenosha, Handelsman went on to manage the Waterloo Bucks and win his first Northwoods League Championship in 2002.  In 2003, Handelsman was hired on full time by the Madison Mallards as a Corporate Account Manager and Field Manager.  In 2004, Handelsman won his second Northwoods League Championship and brought the first championship to the Mallards organization. Handelsman was named Northwoods League Manager of the Decade in 2004.

Prior to joining the Bullfrogs in 2014, Handelsman spent the previous nine years as the Field Manager, Director of Operations, and Co-Owner of the Fayetteville SwampDogs of the Coastal Plain League. Handelsman had a record of 288-196 over those nine seasons.  In 2007, Handelsman was named Manager of the Decade by the Coastal Plain League.

“I am very excited to have Darrell back next summer,” said Derek McCarty, General Manager for the Bullfrogs. “He is a great coach of the game with a long track record of winning, and has proven to be great in the community.” 



The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. The 22 year old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 135 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (KC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit

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