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Published On: February 22nd, 2017

Eau Claire, Wis. – The Eau Claire Express today announced the departure of Zach Czubakowski from the full-time staff to pursue a position in the athletic department at Texas Tech University. The Thorp, Wis. native will assume the role of Assistant Ticket Manager for the Red Raiders beginning in early March.

Czubakowski will handle many duties in the Texas Tech athletic department that relate to work he did in his time with the Express. Duties will include fan and donor support, game-day operations including handling phone calls and walk-up sales, maintaining sales records in the ticketing database, and season ticket renewals for all ticketed events.

“Zach made a great impact with the Express in the six seasons he worked with us,” stated CFO/Part-Owner Andy Neborak. “This league is all about development and to see Zach come from a 16-year old working in the concession stand at Carson Park to obtaining this opportunity at a Division 1 university is exciting. We are proud of Zach’s development and will always consider him part of our team.”

Czubakowski started with the Express in 2011 as a part-time stadium employee and filled many roles in his first three seasons with the team. In 2014 he became a Stadium Operations Intern and returned in 2015 as a Stadium Operations and Ticket Sales Intern. After the completion of the 2015 season, Zach was hired full-time as Assistant Director of Operations, a position he held while finishing school at UW-Eau Claire. He recently graduated in December of 2016.

The Express begin season number 13 in the Northwoods League on May 30 as they travel to Bismarck, N.D. for the inaugural series for the Bismarck Larks. They continue to Willmar to take on the Stingers for a two-game set before opening their home schedule at Carson Park on Saturday, June 3 versus the Mankato MoonDogs. First pitch of the home opener will be at 7:05 p.m. and the game will be followed by a fireworks show. Purchase your 5-Game Packs, including a reserved seat and unlimited food and beverage, online by clicking here or by contacting the Express office at 715-839-7788 or 102 E. Grand Ave. in downtown Eau Claire. Single-game tickets go on sale May 1.

The Eau Claire Express 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, 160 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS),two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Express as your favorite team.