PRESS RELEASE – The Wilson Tobs have named Danny Will as their Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting effective immediately. Will, 26, will be responsible for a multitude of roles within the Tobs organization including providing the play-by-play for all 32 home games during the 2014 season. Will will also host “Tobs Talk,” the team’s televised pregame show before every home contest.
“We are excited for Danny to continue the tradition of high-caliber broadcasters with the Tobs,” said general manager Thomas Webb. “He has experience in all three mediums of the media, which is what made him such an attractive hire.”
Will has worked in minor league baseball the past four summers including a stop last summer in the Southern League with the Tennessee Smokies as their Senior Broadcasting Assistant. He was involved with the broadcast from start to finish whether it was broadcasting at least three innings during every home game or hosting the pregame and postgame shows that included an MLB scoreboard. From a media relations stand point, Will wrote nearly every day for the Smokies Radio Network website publishing game previews, feature stories about players in the Southern League, and recaps of games around the Southern League.
“The opportunity to join the Tobs organization is a special one,” said Will. “The Coastal Plains league has such history and tradition and the Tobs are no different. I look forward to heading down to Wilson and calling games at Fleming Stadium.”
A graduate of Boston University in 2010, Will iscurrently working at Bucknell University where his responsibilities include but are not limited to delivering play-by-play for all Bucknell Women’s Basketball games, broadcasting various olympic sports for Bison Vision, and shooting videos for Bucknell’s website.
The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Now celebrating its 18th season in 2014, the CPL proudly features 14 teams playing 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 1,100 alumni drafted and 65 alums – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – 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 follow us via Twitter @CPLBaseball.