Pacifics Make Staff Changes

SR_Pacifics_LogoComp01YPRESS RELEASE – Pacifics President and General Manager, Mike Shapiro, today announced that Assistant General Manager, Josh Jackson, has accepted a position with the Baylor University athletic department in his native Texas and that staffers Steve Detwiler and Tristan Barbieri would share his role with the Pacifics.

Additionally, Shapiro announced that Redwood High School assistant varsity baseball coach and Director of Licensing with Jessica McClintock, Inc., Jack Hedrich, had joined the Pacifics management team as Special Assistant to the President.

San Rafael Pacifics  Make Staff Changes

“Both Steve and Tristan have earned this promotion through their hard work and dedication to the Pacifics,” said Managing Principal Owner, Eugene Lupario. “We’re very sorry to see Josh go but he’s got a great job at Baylor and gets to go home to Texas. Also, having Jack join our team brings us an experienced and proven business executive who both loves the game of baseball and can help us continue growing and refining this venture.”

Detwiler, former San Rafael High School and Fresno State star outfielder, who also played for the Pacifics, will serve as Assistant General Manager for Operations. In this position, Detwiler will head up the team’s sales efforts and oversee day-of-game operations as well as stadium operations.

“Knowing I couldn’t play baseball my whole life, I wanted to find a way to stay in the game and make a career out of it,” said Detwiler. “Eugene and Mike gave me a chance and I have learned so much about the business side of baseball. This promotion really is a great opportunity and I am excited to take on all challenges to make sure the Pacifics are around for years to come.”

Barbieri, a graduate of the University of San Francisco’s Sport Management graduate program, has served first as an intern for the Pacifics and then as Director of Operations. His new role as Assistant General Manager for Administration will expand on his duties to include administrative responsibility over business and baseball operations.

“I’ve truly enjoyed my time with the Pacifics and have learned a lot since starting as an intern,” said Barbieri. “It’s nice to be recognized for all the hard work it takes to plan for and execute on making the Pacifics such a success.”

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