South Atlantic League
The 2012 season marks Eric Krupa's fifth with the South Atlantic League. Mr. Krupa came to the South Atlantic League after spending 10 years as the Director of Business & Finance for the headquarter offices of Minor League Baseball. Krupa was responsible for the finance and accounting activities of the headquarter office as well as coordinating the annual financial reporting by all clubs. He also was the administrator of the Professional Baseball Umpire Corp., the company that recruits, trains and evaluates the 230 umpires throughout Minor League Baseball.
Eric was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and grew up as an Army brat. His parents finally settled in Wyomissing, Pa. Mr. Krupa received a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Economics from Lafayette College (Easton, PA) in 1992. He began his career in Minor League Baseball as an intern and Visiting Clubhouse Manager for the Reading Phillies (Double-A Eastern League affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies) during the 1995 season. He left the club to return to school and earned a Master's of Sports Administration and Facility Management from Ohio University (Athens, Ohio) in 1996.
After graduate school, Mr. Krupa worked as an intern for Walt Disney World Sports, assisting with the opening of its "Disney's Wide World of Sports" complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. He left Disney at the end of 1996 for the position at the Minor League Baseball offices in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Eric and his wife, Melissa, have one daughter and currently reside in St. Petersburg, Fla.
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