Montoyo Wins Sports Person of the Year

Durham Bulls logo Montoyo Wins Sports Person of the Year

The Greater Raleigh Sports Council announced Bulls Manager Charlie Montoyo has been named Sports Person of the Year after leading the Bulls to their first National Championship in 2009. Montoyo will receive his award at the Evening of Champions Banquet on Tuesday, February 23rd.

Charlie Montoyo
The honors keep piling up for Bulls skipper Charlie Montoyo.

Montoyo has spent 24 years in professional baseball, including 10 years as a player and 14 years as a minor league manager. In his third year with the Bulls, Charlie led them to their first national championship. He managed the Bulls to their third straight division championship. The Bulls went on to sweep Scranton Wilkes-Barre to win the Governors’ Cup International League Championship and then defeated Memphis to win the AAA National Championship.

Montoyo was named Baseball America’s 2009 Minor League Manager of the Year, and won the 2009 Mike Coolbaugh Award.

The Evening of Champions includes a silent auction of sports memorabilia, an awards dinner and headlines by Dave Olsen, who serves as chair.

“Here in the Triangle, we are fortunate to be in one of the most exciting sports market in the country. Year after year, whether you attend games in person or watch them on television, you’re treated to outstanding sports moments that display the passion and determination of athletes, the expertise of their coaches, and the enthusiastic support of their fans,” said Olsen.

Jim Goodmon, President and CEO of Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., is serving as honorary chair, and Adam Gold, radio personality from Sports Radio 620 the Buzz, will be the guest interviewer. The keynote speaker is David Cutliffe, who has been head football coach at Duke University since 2007.

Thanks to DBBC’s Matt DeMargel for this capcom story & photo.


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