Original voice of the Curve is back as GM under new owners.The Lozinak Family, which announced their purchase of the Altoona Curve (Class AA; Eastern League) on Monday, today named Rob Egan as the next general manager of the franchise.
Egan, 39, will begin his duties later this month as the club transitions toward the ownership of the Lozinaks. The team’s radio voice for the first six seasons, he will return after spending nearly four years as the Secretary for Communications for the Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. Egan also hosts the daily, sports talk show, “Front & Center," on the ESPN Radio affiliates in Altoona and State College.
“We’re pleased to have Rob join our team,” said David Lozinak, incoming Chief Operating Officer of the Curve. “His familiarity with the franchise, many of our current staff members, the fans, and our family made him an ideal choice.”
Egan brings ten years of experience in professional baseball and has spent his entire career in the fields of communications and public relations. Prior to his first stint with the Curve (1999-2005), he worked for minor league clubs in Charleston, SC (1997-98), Johnstown (1996), and Salinas, CA (1995). In addition to his broadcasting responsibilities, Egan was extensively involved in the marketing, promotions, and sponsorship sales of all the teams for which he previously worked.
“Rob’s experience in baseball and the fact that he’s very well-known and respected in the area will be great assets for the Curve,” said Bob Lozinak. “He and David will complement each other well in running the team and working with our front office and game-day staff. We’re excited to get started.”
Before getting into baseball, Egan was afternoon news and sports director for WGHN-FM and AM Radio in Grand Haven, MI from 1992 to 1995. A 1991 graduate of Central Michigan University, he has performed various play-by-play duties for three Division I schools: Central Michigan, College of Charleston, and St. Francis University. A native of Grand Blanc, MI, Egan resides in Altoona with his wife, CK, and three children: Drew, Gabriel, and Caroline.
“I’m extremely happy that Bob and Joan are able to come back to purchase the club they originally brought to their hometown,” said Egan. “It’s a privilege to work with them and their family in continuing to provide fun, affordable, family-style entertainment for the region.”