After spending the past 13 seasons with the team, Shane Tritz has stepped down from his post as Vice President/General Manager of the Sioux City Explorers (independent; American Association).
Tritz spent 13 seasons as the Explorers General Manager beginning in 2006, prior to that he spent the previous three seasons, two as General Manager, in south Texas with the Coastal Bend Aviators of the Central Baseball League. Tritz also worked three seasons in the Explorers front office and one season with the Omaha Golden Spikes (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League).
Tritz is originally from Sioux City, IA and is a 1995 graduate of Sioux City West High School. He attended the University of Iowa where he earned his degree in Sports Management in 1999.
In 2013, he was honored as the American Association’s Executive of the Year and this was the only time a member of the Sioux City Explorers front office staff received this honor.
“Shane has long been an integral member of the Explorers family,” said Explorers owner John Roost, “While we are sad to see him go, we wish him nothing but the best on his next move.”
The Explorers have already begun an extensive search for candidates to be the next general manager.