Marlins Welcome New GM

PRESS RELEASE – The Morehead City Marlins announced today the hiring of Christopher Marmo as the club’s new General Manager for their inaugural season in the Coastal Plain League.

Marmo has been working in the Coastal Plain League for the past three seasons.  Marmo spent last season as the General Manager of the Thomasville HiToms in the west division.  During the 2007 and 2008 campaigns, Marmo served as the Assistant General Manager with the Wilson Tobs of the north division.  Marmo was an integral part of many departments of each organization that included sales, marketing, concessions, stadium operations, and ticket operations.

A graduate of York College in sport management, Marmo started his career in baseball in 2004 as a ticket operations assistant for the Somerset Patriots in the Atlantic League. Marmo, a Cranford, NJ native, continued his work experience in 2005 with the New Jersey Sport and Exposition Authority at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, NJ as an event marketing assistant.

“I am very excited to be a part of something so special in such a welcoming and established area,” Marmo said. “I am looking forward to working with the Morehead City community and surrounding communities and hope to see everyone at O’Neal Field at Big Rock Stadium this summer.”

“We are very excited to have someone with Chris’s background as our General Manager,” said Marlins Vice President Buddy Bengel. “He will bring experience in the Coastal Plain League to our franchise. I look for him to have a major impact on our organization and help this Inaugural Season be successful.”

The Morehead City Marlins are the newest member of the Coastal Plain League. The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 14th season, the Coastal Plain League features 15 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The CPL gives 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.

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