Manager Eddy Morgan Returns for 2016 Season
Mequon, WI – The Lakeshore Chinooks are proud to announce that field manager, Eddy Morgan, will return as manager for the 2016 season. The 2016 campaign will be Eddy’s fourth as field manager after serving as bench coach under John Vodenlich for the Chinooks’ inaugural season. Morgan is also the head baseball coach for Concordia University Wisconsin.
In Morgan’s first year as manager, he led Lakeshore to their first playoff appearance after clinching the South Division second half title. The Chinooks would go on to be eliminated by the Madison Mallards in game 3 of the Divisional Series.
2014 was an exciting year for Morgan as he was named the Northwoods League Manager of the Year. Eddy helped his team to clinch both the first half and second half division titles. In the South Division series, Lakeshore swept the Wisconsin Woodchucks. They then proceeded to sweep the Mankato MoonDogs in the Summer Collegiate World Series to claim the franchise’s first Northwoods League Championship. Coach Morgan also managed the South Division squad in the annual All-Star Game held at Kapco Park.
The Chinooks ended the 2015 season with a record of 36-36. Coach Morgan is currently working hard at putting together the 2016 roster with the hopes of claiming a second Northwoods League title. The rest of the Chinooks coaching staff will be announced in the coming weeks.
General Manager Dean Rennicke had the following to say about Eddy Morgan’s return: “We are thrilled as an organization to have Eddy Morgan return as our Manager. Eddy espouses all the values we hope to bring to the Chinooks program; professionalism, passion, determination and an expectation to strive for excellence. Eddy’s talents go beyond his incredible baseball knowledge and leadership skills. Eddy brings a process for our summer program that not only develops our players on the field but he helps prepare these young men to be better equipped for the challenges they face off the field as well. Eddy is a teacher, a motivator and represents the Lakeshore Chinooks with tremendous class.”
The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. The 21 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 120 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 (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit www.lakeshorechinooks.com.