PRESS RELEASE – The Connecticut Tigers have announced that after four years with the organization, General Manager Andrew Weber will be stepping down. Current Vice President of Operations, C.J. Knudsen will replace Weber as Vice President and General Manager. Eric Knighton will be promoted to Vice President and Assistant General Manager. The transition of responsibility will begin immediately and continue through the end of the month.
“Andrew did a wonderful job leading the club and he will certainly be missed”, said Tigers President Miles Prentice. “His contributions to the club have been invaluable and we look forward to continuing the success he started for years to come.”
During his tenure, Weber transitioned ownership after purchase of the club in 2008 and would later direct the relocation of the club from Oneonta, NY to Norwich, CT. He also helped bring a 2010 NCAA Regional to Dodd Stadium and created the Eastern Connecticut Conference high school baseball game of the week. This past season the Tigers had the fourth greatest percentage increase for attendance in all of Minor League Baseball.
“This was a very difficult decision to make, but I knew it was time to take on new challenges professionally and to start the next chapter of my life personally”, Weber commented. “If I didn’t think that the club was being left in great hands with C.J. and Eric, I wouldn’t have made this decision. There is no doubt that the club will continue to grow and be a tremendous success in Connecticut.”
The Connecticut Tigers are the Class-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers and play in the New York-Penn League. 2012 season tickets go on sale November 7th and more information can be obtained at http://www.cttigers.com or by calling (860) 887-7962.