Bill Terlecky Returning as Navs GM in 2019
11/26/2018 6:28 PM
Bill Terlecky Returns as North Shore Navigators General Manager
LYNN, Mass. -- A familiar face is returning to Fraser Field this summer as the North Shore Navigators have announced that Bill Terlecky will return as the General Manager, effective immediately. Terlecky, who was on medical leave during the 2018 season, is entering his 41st year in baseball.
“First and foremost, I would like to thank the Lynn community for the overwhelming support over the past couple of months,” said Terlecky. “The people of Lynn have opened up their arms and stood by my side the whole way, and for that I will always be thankful.
“While the battle still rages on, I am so happy to officially resume my duties as General Manager,” continued Terlecky. “When you've done something for 41 years it’s not a job, it’s a way of life.”
The Navigators are coming off a strong 2018 season in which the organization was named Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL) Organization of the Year. Additionally, Terlecky has been named 2018 FCBL Executive of the Year.
“While quite a surprise to be recognized as our league's Executive of the Year, we humbly accept this honor and I look forward to a return to the Navigators to work with both Ashley Laramie and Joe Gill,” said Terlecky.
In 2018, Terlecky’s Navigators were named FCBL Organization of the Year for the second time in four years. Attendance has risen each year since Pat and Lindy Salvi bought the team and Terlecky took over as the general manager in 2012. Nearly 30,000 people visited Fraser Field last season, with the average attendance of 1,237 fans setting a new franchise record.
Terlecky’s return headlines a flurry of front office announcements for the Navigators. Co-Interim General Managers Ashley Laramie and Joe Gill will both be returning to the organization.
“I am very excited that both Ashley and Joe will return to Fraser this summer,” said Terlecky. “Last season, under their leadership, the Navs were able to operate without missing a beat. We have a great team in place to lead this organization.”
Laramie, who is entering her 10th season with the Navigators, is now the Director of Operations. She will oversee group sales and game day operations.
Gill, who is entering his ninth season with the Navigators, will continue in his role overseeing the club’s communication but is now the Director of Player Procurement.
In addition, Joshua Kummins will return as Director of Media Relations for the 2019 season, Eric Roberts will return as broadcaster, Gus Baylow will return as “Voice of the Navigators,” Joe Scurto is coming back as Stadium Operations Manager, Pam Laramie will return as Director of Concessions, and Derek January has been brought on board to aid with player procurement.