PRESS RELEASE – At a press conference held at McNair field today, the Forest City Owls announced Jeremy Boler as their new General Manager. Boler joins the Owls after working for the Winston-Salem Dash in the Carolina League. The Charlotte, NC native served as corporate marketing manager for the Dash in their inaugural season at BB&T Park. Boler led ticketing effort that increased the Dash’s average attendance by more than 3,000 fans in 2010.
Prior to working for the Dash, Boler worked for Gardner Webb University in the athletic department while also serving as a liaison to the Big South Conference.
“We are very excited to bring Jeremy and his minor league experience to Forest City, said Managing Partner Jesse Cole. Jeremy has a real passion for baseball and being involved in the community and with his track record with the Dash we knew he is the perfect fit for the Forest City Owls.”
The Owls have won back to back Coastal Plain League Championships and was just named Coastal Plain League Organization of the Year.
Boler said, “I am very fortunate to the Forest City Owls for giving me this opportunity. The Owls have proved to be one of the best organizations in all of college summer baseball and I hope to continue to grow this tradition.”
The Owls are a member of the Coastal Plain League, the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Heading into its 15th season, the Coastal Plain League features 15 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. Furthermore, the CPL has had over 800 alumni drafted and 39 alums make their Major League debut thus far. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at http:www.coastaplain.com.