Grafton, WI – The Lakeshore Chinooks are proud to announce the hiring of Zach Eisendrath as the team’s new Vice President. He also currently serving as the Vice-President of Business Development for Kacmarcik Enterprises. Zach started with both organizations a short time ago and is leading the planning process for the Chinooks 2020 season. He will oversee the day to day operations and sales of the organization.
Eisendrath joins the Chinooks after over a decade working in the sports industry at the professional and collegiate levels, respectively. Most recently, Eisendrath served as Director of Internal Communications and Operations for the University of Michigan Football program. While at the University of Michigan, Eisendrath assisted head coach Jim Harbaugh and the football staff in all areas, including day-to-day operations, management, and administration. His daily duties included working closely with Harbaugh and the coaching staff on public appearances, community relations, donor engagements, team meetings, summer camps, travel arrangements, internal and external communications and special projects.
While at Michigan, Eisendrath was heavily involved in planning and implementation of U-M’s nationally publicized recruiting event, “Signing of the Stars,” where he worked with U-M administration and several national celebrities, including Tom Brady and Derek Jeter to raise money for childhood cancer research. Eisendrath was also the director of Michigan’s “Youth Impact Program,” a national leadership development initiative that promotes positive development in low-income, urban-based, at-risk middle school students. He regularly coordinated community engagement opportunities for football student-athletes and helped develop a partnership with TEAM IMPACT, a Boston-based non-profit organization which paired the U-M football team with a child facing life-threatening illness.
Eisendrath began working at Michigan in July of 2012, serving as an Assistant Director of Public Relations for the Wolverines for three seasons under former head coach Brady Hoke. He came to Ann Arbor after two years as Assistant Director of Communications for the Mountain West Conference, where he assisted the conference office in all facets, including expansion initiatives and the league’s rebranding efforts. Eisendrath also served one season in a team media position for the Denver Broncos. He began his career in the sports industry with team media positions with the Minnesota Timberwolves and University of Minnesota men’s basketball program. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Born and raised in Glendale, Zach currently resides in Mequon. Please help us welcome Zach to the Lakeshore Chinooks front office and family.
The Lakeshore Chinooks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 26th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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 230 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Stars Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (MIA). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit lakeshorechinooks.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Chinooks as your favorite team.