There is some personnel news to report from the Delmarva Shorebirds (Low A; Sally League), who have added four new staff members.
Josh Knupp joins the Shorebirds as the Group Sales Manager. He will be overseeing all group outings at Arthur W. Perdue stadium while selling new and renewal outings to local businesses and organizations. Knupp graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from Mississippi State University in 2014. Knupp makes his way back up the east coast, after working as the Coordinator of Sales with the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of their Florida operation in Bradenton, Florida. He has also worked as a Sports Activities Manager for Protential Sports, an Account Executive with IMG Learfield Sports at the University of South Florida, and an Account Executive with The Aspire Group at Rutgers University. When Josh is not at Perdue Stadium, he enjoys spending time outdoors including hunting, fishing, and going to the beach.
Matt LeBlanc also has relocated to the Delmarva area to join the Shorebirds’ front office as a Ticket Sales Account Executive. He will be busy on the phones selling new and renewal season ticket packages as well as group sales to local community groups and organizations. LeBlanc most recently worked with the Jackson Generals in Jackson, TN as a Group Sales Assistant. Before he worked with the Generals, Matt gained experience in the baseball industry through internships with the Nashau Silver Knights and Lowell Spinners. LeBlanc graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Sport Management from Daniel Webster College in Nashau, NH. He is a huge fan of New England sports teams including the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, and especially the Boston Celtics.
Bobby Coon has been added to the Delmarva Shorebirds’ front office staff as the new Communication Services Coordinator. Coon will be behind most of the updates to www.theshorebirds.com and the Shorebirds’ social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. He will also assist in media relations efforts and writing press releases. Coon joins the Shorebirds after working for the Beloit Snappers in Beloit, WI for the past four seasons. He served as the Director of Media Relations and Marketing for the Snappers over the last three seasons. Coon graduated with a degree in Emerging Technology and Multimedia from Slippery Rock University in 2012. Before working with the Snappers, Bobby was an intern with the Williamsport Crosscutters and the show Sport Science on ESPN. He also worked in radio. When he’s not at the stadium, Coon enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching his beloved Philadelphia sports teams, watching Netflix, and doing other fun activities. Coon is a native of Williamsport, PA.
Will DeBoer is the new Voice of the Delmarva Shorebirds on Fox Sports 960 AM and will also serve as lead broadcaster for Maryland Eastern Shore men’s and women’s basketball. Will comes to Salisbury after spending a season as the Broadcast & Media Relations Assistant with the independent York Revolution in York, Pennsylvania. Prior to that, he served as broadcaster for summer collegiate teams in Kalamazoo, Michigan and Lisle, Illinois. Will grew up in West Lafayette, Indiana, in the shadow of Purdue University. One of the first people to inspire him to go into broadcasting was current Orioles TV voice, Gary Thorne. Will earned his B.A. from Hope College in Holland, Michigan in 2014 and an M.P.A. from Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia earlier this year. At both colleges he was heavily involved in broadcasting and production.
“We are extremely excited to have these new individuals as part of the Shorebirds’ team. They really bring a wealth of knowledge from their previous experiences and we are proud to have them represent the Delmarva Shorebirds.”, said Chris Bitters, General Manager.