Mike Diodati has been named the Video Production and Game Entertainment Manager. The 2011 University of Delaware graduate first served the Blue Rocks as a game-day marketing intern for the 2010 season. The 23-year-old rejoined the Blue Rocks prior to the 2012 season, serving as the Video Production and Game Entertainment Assistant. One June 1, he assumed the role of Interim Video Production and Game Entertainment Manager for the remainder of the season. In addition to serving at the Blue Rocks, the Jamison, PA native serves as an assistant building manager at the University of Delaware Ice Arenas. He previously held the position of Marketing and Social media Director for the Bucks County Ice Sports Center in Warminster, PA. He also has worked with the University of Delaware football team and with the Philadelphia Wings lacrosse team.
Ed Wagner has been named as a Group Sales Executive. The 24-year-old joined the Blue Rocks prior to the 2012 season as a marketing assistant. The Barto, PA native is a two-time letter winner for the University of Delaware football team, serving as the Fightin' Blue Hens punter. The University of Delaware graduate and academic all-star spent time at his alma mater as an intern for both football operations and sports information.
"Mike and Ed were excellent in their roles as part of our seasonal staff last season," said Chris Kemple, general manager of the Wilmington Blue Rocks. "These promotions to full-time status are well deserved. We look forward to their significant contributions in 2013."
The Wilmington Blue Rocks open the 2013 season on the Riverfront against the Frederick Keys on Friday, April 12 at 7:05 p.m.