Tobs Announce Webb as New Assistant GM

PRESS RELEASE – The Wilson Tobs announced today the hiring of Wilson resident Thomas Webb as the CPL club’s Assistant General Manager.

A native of Wilson, Webb joins the Tobs following a successful stint as the Edenton Steamers 2011 Director of Operations and the Tobs concessions manager in 2009 and 2010.

A graduate of Fike High School, Webb attended North Carolina State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management.

“I am extremely excited to be part of Wilson Tobs’ tradition once again” Webb said.  “I would like to thank Tobs President Greg Suire for the opportunity to work for my hometown team; and I am looking forward to expanding the positive influence that baseball and the Tobs have on my community.”

Overseeing the Tobs season and individual game ticket sales, Webb will also coordinate the Tobs’ newly formed Fleming Stadium Club. In addition, Webb will also spearhead the Wilson 9’s community outreach program, youth baseball camps and clinics and the Tobs fall high school baseball league.

“From day one, Thomas displayed a passion for the Tobs and his hometown,” Suire said. “This personal investment is a key component in the Tobs’ quest to expand baseball opportunities in the greater Wilson area. We are committed to enhancing the quality of life in Wilson and I am extremely confident that Thomas will stand at the forefront of this effort.”

The Wilson Tobs are a charter member of the Coastal Plain League. Celebrating its 16th season, the Coastal Plain League features 14 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The CPL gives college players a 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 more than 930 alums drafted and 46 alums make their major league debut thus far. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at http://www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to friend us on facebook (at http://www.facebook.com/coastalplainleague) and follow us via twitter (at cpleague).

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