FOND DU LAC, WI – The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders are excited to announce that Zac Charbonneau will be returning for his third season as field manager in 2019. Charbonneau led the Dock Spiders last season to a 39-31 record and the first Northwoods League championship in franchise history.
“We are thrilled to have Zac back with the team for next season. Zac has done a tremendous job recruiting high quality talent, and his leadership during our championship run this past season was outstanding,” said Ryan Moede, Dock Spiders General Manager. “I know he’s anxious to get back on the field and defend our title in 2019!”
Charbonneau is currently the head baseball coach at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Prior to that, Charbonneau was an assistant coach at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois.
“It is an honor to be able to return to Fond du Lac for another summer as our first two summers were more than just memorable. I truly enjoy my experiences at Marian University’s Herr-Baker and in the community. Being a part of the Dock Spiders organization feels like more than just a coaching job.” said Charbonneau. “I want to thank Ryan Moede and his staff again for this opportunity and all the hard work they do to make this team go. Every season they find a way to improve the fan and player experience here. We are again working diligently to sign players that will be great examples on and off the field this summer. ”
The Dock Spiders will begin the 2019 season against the Kalamazoo Growlers in Kalamazoo on Tuesday, May 28. Fond du Lac’s home opener is Saturday, June 1 at 6:35pm against the Lakeshore Chinooks.
The schedule for the 2019 Fond du Lac Dock Spiders season is available here. Fans may purchase full season, half season, or seven-game packages for next season through the Dock Spiders Ticket Office at by calling 920-907-9833, stopping at the Ticket Office, or online through dockspiders.com.
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Now in its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods 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, over 200 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.dockspiders.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Dock Spiders as your favorite team.