Pelicans Front Office Staff Transactions


October 30, 2000
Contact: Bryan Dolgin, Director of Media & Public Relations, 843-918-6016

Pelicans Front Office Staff Transactions

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans front office staff has made a handful of personnel moves since the conclusion of the recent championship season. The personnel changes involve the corporate sales, grounds keeping and stadium operations departments.

Robert Stockhausen joins the Pelicans staff as a corporate sales executive. This Clemson University graduate (December of ’94) last worked in baseball for the Beloit (WI) Snappers, in the Midwest League, from 1994 to 1996 as that team’s Director of Marketing and Assistant General Manager. Robert, a native of Milwaukee, WI, left baseball in ’96 and has worked in financial planning and most recently he worked as an Internet Marketing and Technical Software Trainer for Datastream in Greenville, SC. Robert fills the void in the Pelicans corporate sales department left by Leann Rothrock. Leann, who had been with the team in its first two seasons, left the team to pursue other interests.

David Frost, the Pelicans Director of Promotions/Merchandising, had his role with the team expand to include working as a corporate sales executive. Kelly Sufka’s role changed from a corporate sales executive to Director of Client Relations.

Patrick Coakley is the Pelicans new Head Grounds Keeper. He spent the 2000 season as the assistant to Bill Butler. Patrick has worked in professional baseball since 1995 in areas such as grounds keeping, stadium operations, concessions and business administration. Prior to joining the Pelicans earlier this year, he worked for the Double-A Eastern League Erie (PA) Sea Wolves, the South Atlantic League’s Piedmont Boll Weevils (Kannapolis, NC) and Albany (GA) Polecats. Patrick graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management.

Bill Butler, the 1999 Carolina League Grounds Keeper of the Year, left the Pelicans recently to fill the same position with the Lakewood (NJ) Blue Claws, the Philadelphia Phillies Single-A affiliate that will begin play in 2001.

Drew Stuart is leaving his post as the Pelicans Director of Stadium Operations to hold the same position with the Norfolk (VA) Tides, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, in the International League. Prior to joining the Pelicans for the 2000 season, Drew worked for the Kansas City Royals in stadium operations.

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