There is some personnel news to report, as Rob Egan been named the general manager of the Charlotte Knights (Class AAA; International League). Egan joins the Knights after guiding the Altoona Curve (Class AA; Eastern League) as their general manager over the past eight seasons.
Egan, a veteran of 18 seasons in Minor League Baseball, will officially join Charlotte’s front office staff on Monday, October 3.
Egan replaces Scotty Brown, who spent the past four seasons as the club’s general manager of baseball operations. Brown, who joined the Knights on November 30, 2012, is leaving the team to spend more time with his family and to pursue other opportunities.
“Scotty served an important role for the Knights over the past four seasons,” stated Charlotte Knights Chief Operating Officer Dan Rajkowski. “His tremendous leadership helped us transition from the final season at Knights Stadium in Fort Mill, SC in 2013 to BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. On behalf of the entire organization, I thank him for all of his contributions to the Knights and I wish him well in all of his future endeavors.”
Rajkowski added, “I’m very pleased to welcome Rob to our front office staff to take on a critical role as our general manager of baseball operations. His background in Minor League Baseball, combined with his reputation and strong work ethic in our game, make him a perfect fit for what we want to accomplish as we continue to move forward and look ahead to the future in Uptown Charlotte.”
A native of Grand Blanc, Michigan, Egan has worked in the Altoona Curve front office for 14 seasons, including the last eight as the team’s general manager (2009-2016). In 2014, he earned the Eastern League Executive of the Year Award.
Prior to taking over as general manager, Egan spent his first six seasons (1999-2004) as the first radio broadcaster in Curve franchise history. Prior to 1999, Egan worked for minor league teams in Charleston, S.C. (1997-98), Johnstown (1996), and Salinas, Calif. (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.
“I’m really looking forward to joining the Knights and working at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown,” stated Egan. “Mr. Beaver, Dan Rajkowski, Scotty Brown, and the Knights’ front office have built a premier franchise that’s the top draw in all of Minor League Baseball and the ballpark is second-to-none. I can’t wait to help continue and build on the organization’s success.”