We have personnel news to report from the Pulaski Yankees (Rookie; Appalachian League) and the Western Nebraska Pioneers (summer collegiate; Expedition League).
In Pulaski, the Yankees have named James Cahilellis their new Assistant General Manager.
Cahilellis joins the Yankees after working for the Great Lakes Loons (Low A; Midwest League) since 2012, most recently as Director of Gameday Experience and Community Outreach. Cahilellis served as Group Sales Manager for the Loons from 2015-2016 and Group Sales Coordinator in 2014, while working as official scorer for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
“We’re very excited to welcome James to our staff at Calfee Park,” said Pulaski Yankees General Manager Betsy Haugh. “He has great experience in Minor League Baseball and a strong passion for this industry – both of which will be invaluable in his new role with us. We look forward to what he will contribute to our organization and the Pulaski community.”
A native of Queens, N.Y., Cahilellis is a graduate of both Mott Community College and Northwood University, having earned five associates degrees and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a double major in Entertainment, Sports, and Promotion/Business Management.
“I want to thank Betsy Haugh and the Pulaski Yankees for this incredible opportunity,” said Cahilellis. “I am thrilled to join the Yankees family and look forward to creating exciting memories for our fans at the historic Calfee Park.”
Cahilellis will officially assume his new role at the upcoming Baseball Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, Nevada beginning December 9. The Pulaski Yankees offices at Calfee Park will be closed from December 9-13 due to Winter Meetings.
The Pioneers have announced that Adam King will serve as their radio voice for all broadcasts on KNEB and Expedition League TV for the 2019 season.
He will replace Miles Klotz as the “Voice of the Pioneers.” King will broadcast all games, home and road, live on KNEB radio as well as home games on EL TV, the League’s live game streaming channel. King, a senior at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL, graduates in summer 2019 with a Bachelors degree in Sports and Radio Broadcasting. He has been the lead play-by-play broadcaster for Lewis University sports and earned Sportscaster of the Year honors in 2016 and 2017. He also hosts a sports talk show on Lewis University’s radio channel.
“Adam will be a great successor to Miles Klotz for us,” Pioneers owner Chuck Heeman said. “Miles has moved ahead in his career, which is extremely flattering to us. Moving players, coaches and staff forward in their own careers is one of our major objectives and it’s great to see that the hard work Miles put in last summer helped in some way. We hope we can also be a springboard for Adam’s broadcasting future and we look forward to hearing him on KNEB every night.”