Adam English enters his first season as the Vice President and General Manager for the Gwinnett Stripers in 2019. He was named to the position in November of 2018. This year will be his 15th in professional baseball.
English joined the Stripers following six seasons leading the ticket sales department for the Sacramento River Cats (Triple-A, San Francisco Giants). Hired as Sacramento's Director of Ticket Sales in 2013, he advanced to Senior Director of Ticket Sales and Service in 2015 and spent the last two seasons as the Vice President of Ticket Sales and Service.
During his tenure, the River Cats drew 3,598,210 fans to Raley Field for an average of 8,466 per game. Sacramento ranked in the top five in Pacific Coast League in attendance in each of his six seasons, and led the 16-team circuit in total attendance in 2013, 2014 and 2015. In 2016, the River Cats were named by Forbes as the most valuable franchise in Minor League Baseball.
The Lexington, Ky. Native has also spent three seasons as the Director of Ticket Sales (2010-11) and Assistant General Manager (2011-13) for the Lexington Legends (Class-A, Kansas City Royals) and four seasons as a Ticket Sales Manager for Ripken Baseball (2006-10). He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Transylvania University in Lexington.
Adam and his wife Kerstin have one son, Truett, a Boston Terrier named Charlie and a French Bulldog named Booker. He loves rooting on his Kentucky Wildcats, traveling, and Kentucky Bourbon.