PRESS RELEASE – The HiToms announced today the hiring of Jamie Curtis as their new General Manager. Curtis comes to High Point/Thomasville after spending the last three years as Assistant General Manager of the Coastal Plain League’s Gastonia Grizzlies.
“I enjoyed my time in Gastonia,” Curtis said. “I worked with some amazing people and gained a lot of insight about the business of baseball which I will carry with me into this job.”
During her time in Gastonia, the Grizzlies broke the franchise attendance record each year. Curtis was heavily involved in all aspects of baseball operations for the Grizzlies.
“Curtis has the experience and pedigree necessary for our organization to continue its growth,” HiToms President Greg Suire said. “Jamie’s passion for baseball and her knowledge of the industry will provide us with the leadership ingredients necessary to continue our expansion of area baseball opportunities.”
A graduate of North Carolina State, Curtis started her career in baseball in 2001 with the South Atlantic League’s Kannapolis Intimidators. Following a two-season stint with the Intimidators, Curtis joined the Durham Bulls staff for the 2005 season as a box office assistant and on-field promotions coordinator. Spending one-year with the Bulls, Curtis then joined the Gastonia Grizzlies of the Coastal Plain League as the marketing and promotions intern and then spent 2007 in the Coastal Plain League office.
“I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to work for such a great organization,” Curtis said. “The HiToms are a staple in the High Point/Thomasville area and in the Coastal Plain League. Greg is truly passionate about the game of baseball, youth development and this community. I can’t help but be excited about being a part of it all!”
The HiToms 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.