Woodchucks Name New Field Manager
Wausau, WI – The Wisconsin Woodchucks, a member of the Northwoods League, are pleased to announce the addition of Andrew Fabian as the new Field Manager. Fabian is returning to the Woodchucks after serving as an assistant coach in the 2016 season.
Fabian stated about his new position, “This is a tremendous opportunity. I am truly honored to have been the next Woodchucks manager. I feel that I have something meaningful to offer to the game and I have dedicated myself to learning as much as possible so that I may guide and assist other ball players realize their dream.”
Fabian currently serves as an assistant coach at Hillsborough Community College. Prior to Hillsborough, Fabian was an assistant coach at LIU Brooklyn and served as part of the Adelphi University baseball coaching staff in 2014-2015, where he focused primarily on pitchers. Prior to his time at Adelphi, he spent three years as a pitching coach and recruiting coordinator for Lynn University.
Fabian was a collegiate ballplayer who earned his bachelor’s degree in hospitality from Lynn University in 2011, and his master’s degree in sports administration in 2014. While playing for the Fighting Knights, Fabian was a member of the team that captured the 2009 NCAA Division II Collegiate National Championship. He also played in the New York State Collegiate Baseball League, as the starting pitcher for the Allegheny Nitros.
The WISCONSIN WOODCHUCKS are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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 160 former 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 (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.woodchucks.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the WISCONSIN WOODCHUCKS as your favorite team.