Brian Schackow joined the TinCaps in October 2003 after working in baseball the previous five seasons. With the TinCaps, Brian is responsible for all aspects of the financials, as well as oversight of ticketing and merchandise areas. Prior to coming to the TinCaps, Brian was the General Manager for the Beloit Snappers from 2001-2003. He also served as the ticket director for one season and did an internship with the Rockford Reds in 1999 (now the Dayton Dragons).
"Schack" has been married to LeAnn since September 2003 and they have a daughter, Lorenn, and sons, Daniel and Owen. Brian is a 1999 graduate of Ball State University with a double major in Sports Administration and Marketing. He also recently completed his PBA certificate in Accounting from IPFW. Both Brian and his wife are from Fort Wayne and attended the finest high school in Northeast Indiana, Snider High School.
In his spare time, Brian enjoys golfing and working out, specifically running and triathlons. Having successfully completed the Chicago and Flying Pig Marathons, as well as a couple of Olympic-distance triathlons, he's hoping to one day finish an Ironman (if his wife lets him).
In addition to rooting for Ball State, Brian usually makes the pilgrimage up to Wrigley Field two or three times a year. He actually had 2007 NLCS tickets for Game #3 at Wrigley, but unfortunately, the game wasn't played there. Nonetheless, as always, this is the Cubs' year.
Brian serves on the Board of Directors for the Fort 4 Fitness, is a member of the Association of Baseball Accounting and Finance Personnel, attends Brookside Church, is part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Lunch Buddy program and works with the Fort Wayne Trails marketing committee.
If you ask Brian what he enjoys the most about working in Minor League Baseball, he would say it's the free peanuts. Of course, all of this goes out the window if he's ever able to complete his Jedi training.