BILOXI, MS - The Biloxi Shuckers have named Chuck Arnold as the organization's new general manager. Arnold will assume his role on January 4, 2016.
Arnold comes to the Shuckers after serving two years as Sales Director and was recently promoted to Vice President of Sales for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Southern League affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. During his time with the Blue Wahoos, Arnold oversaw the entire sales department including corporate advertising sales, season ticket and group sales, setting sales records for ad sales and group sales both seasons.
"Chuck is a rising star in the game of baseball and brings a high level of knowledge and enthusiasm to this organization," stated team president, Ken Young. "We have a talented staff in place for the 2016 season, and Chuck will be at the forefront to lead the group and give our fans the greatest experience possible."
Prior to joining the Blue Wahoos, Arnold spent eight years as General Manager of the Johnson City Cardinals, Appalachian League affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. Prior to his time as GM, he was the Assistant GM for the Johnson City club for two seasons and had a brief stint as an Assistant Baseball Coach at King University. Chuck has also served as an Adjunct Instructor of Sports Marketing at Milligan College.
A native of East Tennessee, Arnold attended Milligan College where he earned a bachelor's degree in Human Performance and Exercise Science and was also a member of the Buffaloes baseball team. Following his time at Milligan, Chuck attended East Tennessee State University and received a master's degree in Sports and Leisure Management.
"I am excited and honored to be able to lead this great group of people and be a part of the community," said Arnold. "I want to thank Ken Young and John Traub (vice president) for giving me this tremendous opportunity. We are going to place customer service as our top priority, and I am determined to build on the foundation that was laid during the historic first season at MGM Park."
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The Biloxi Shuckers are the Double-A Affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers and a member of the Southern League. For up-to-date news and notes throughout the offseason, visit biloxishuckers.com, follow the club on Twitter (@biloxishuckers), Instagram (@officialbiloxishuckers) or like the team on Facebook (facebook.com/biloxishuckers).