Staff news: Roma Braves, Quad Cities River Bandits, Main Street Baseball

Our staff news from thieves river quad cities (High-A, Midwest League), Main Street baseball and the brave rome (High-A, Sally League).

in Rome, David Lane He returns to the world of baseball as the general manager of the Roma Braves. Lin became the fourth general manager of AS Roma since its inception in 2003, after that Mike DunnAnd the Jim Bishop And the David Cross.

“We are thrilled to welcome David into the Diamond Baseball family as we celebrate the upcoming 20th Anniversary season for the Roma Braves in 2023,” said Peter Freund, CEO of team owner Diamond Baseball Holdings, via a press release. “David’s experience in the sports industry, specifically Minor League Baseball, will enable him to take off quickly and continue to build on the best fan experience in baseball at AdventHealth Stadium.”

Lynn brings over twenty years of experience to the Braves front office, including stops with small league organizations Charleston River DogAnd the Greenville DriveAnd the Greenville Astros and Fayetteville Woodpecker. Lane was crowned Appalachian League Executive of the Year in both 2009 and 2010. Lane has also been a three-time Appalachian League Excellence Promotional Award recipient, receiving the award in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

When the Astros chose Fayetteville, North Carolina, as the home of their newest Solo A branch, they chose Lane as the team’s first GM. The Woodpecker Fayetteville Fans averaged 3,632 per game in their inaugural season under Lane in 2019. Woodpeckers were also awarded the 2019 Patriot Award, an award presented to a team at Minor League Baseball for their outstanding support of the United States Armed Forces and veterans, both on the field and in the community.

In 2021, Lin helped launch Birmingham squadron, the NBA G-League franchise of the New Orleans Pelicans, as General Manager. Most recently, Lynn served as General Manager of Van Wagner College at Samford University in Birmingham, AL where he was in charge of the Corporate Partnership Program at Samford University.

“Rome is a wonderful community with an enormous history of supporting baseball for the Braves,” Lynn said via a press release. “I am excited to become immersed in such a wonderful community and look forward to moving my family to Rome.”

Lynn is a native of Spartanburg, South Carolina and a graduate of Clemson University. While in Clemson, he earned a degree in parks, recreation and tourism management.


River bandits, general manager Joe Copley has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Main Street BaseballWith the assistant general manager Paul Kleinhans Schulze Promoted to General Manager. In this position, Copley will oversee the operations of River Thieves, and Wilmington Blue Rocks (High-A; Sally League) and Billings Mustangs (League of Pioneers).

“Joe Copley has established himself as one of the most successful and intelligent General Managers in Minor League Baseball,” Main Street Baseball CEO Dave Heller He said via a press release. “Working with Joe, we had the best two years in River Bandits history. We’ve made major renovations to the facilities that MLB has requested, improved the stadium experience for our guests, set aside record amounts for local charities, and packed the house every weekend. I’m excited to continue working with Joe to do his bit. Same with our other clubs. He is a unique talent and a good friend. I can’t wait to start making our plans for next season.”

Since being named general manager of River Bandits in 2019, Copley has led the team through the Covid-19 pandemic — a period that included 20 months without hosting a professional baseball game — to its most lucrative year in team history in 2021. That year, the team earned Bullpark SummaryMajor League Baseball Team of the Year award.

Over the past two seasons, the river’s bandits have set single-season records for merchandise sales and entertainment revenue. The club also expanded its social media follower base by 55% and its reach/interaction by 750%. Since 2021, Heller and Copley have overseen more than $2 million in stadium renovations Modern Woodman Garden Complying with Major League Baseball’s new player facilities standards, and in 2022, helping set the River Bandits’ one-season record for sponsorship sales.

Copley first joined River Bandits in 2014 as Group Sales Manager. In 2015, he was promoted to Director of Sales and Ticketing, leading the team to the highest attendance per game in the club’s history. In 2016, he left to become the president and general manager of Grand Junction Rockies (League of Pioneers). Two years later, he was named one of the Major League Baseball Executives of the Year.

Copley graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Arts (2009) and a Master of Science in Sports Management (2011).

Kleinhans-Schulz will oversee the team’s day-to-day operations.

“Paul has been an integral part of our great success over the past two years,” Heller said in a press release. “It’s all it means to be a River Thief: Paul is smart, focused, hardworking, and dedicated to providing all of our guests with an exceptional game day experience. He is loved by both the royal family and our guests and does a great job. He totally gets that upgrade.”

Since being named assistant general manager of baseball operations for River Bandits in 2020, Kleinhans-Schulz has helped lead the club through the Covid-19 pandemic to its most profitable year in team history in 2021. That year, the bandits acquired River Bullpark SummaryMajor League Baseball Team of the Year award. In addition, Kleinhans-Schulz contributed to the team’s one-season record for sponsorship sales in 2022, while organizing events including the annual River Bandits Golf Outing, for the Bandit Scholars Program. He also oversaw the installation and commissioning of the team’s new marketing and sales platforms across the stadium.

Kleinhans-Schulz first joined River Bandits in 2014 as an account executive before being promoted to sales manager later that year. In 2016, he left to become group sales manager for a company New Orleans Baby Cake (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League), and eventually rise to Assistant General Manager of Sales.

In 2018, Kleinhans-Schulz joined the Main Street Baseball family as an assistant general manager for the Lowell Spinners (season A; NY-Penn League), before accepting a similar position with Fort Myers Miracle (High A; Florida State League) in 2019.