Garrett may be the only MiLB GM to have his own YouTube video, but that doesn't distract him from his duties as the Trash Pandas Executive VP and GM
After a stellar baseball career at Concord College in Athens, W.Va., (Garrett led the conference in doubles), he coached for three years at his alma mater before leaving the field for the front office and his first stop as stadium operations manager for the Carolina League's Potomac Cannons.
Sporting a master's in sports management from Slippery Rock State, Garrett continued his climb up the MiLB ranks.
Heeding the call, the young man went West to join the Fresno (Calif.) Grizzlies as Senior Vice President of Operations. At the time, the Grizzlies were the Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.
Another opportunity arose for Garrett, this time back East - another 3,000-mile trek.
With the best wishes of the Grizzlies staff immortalized forever on YouTube, Garrett was to take the reins as Director of Operations for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
Though the name may imply the mascot is a metallic swine, it is actually a reference to pig iron and a salute to that area's steel industry. The IronPigs, whose logo was created by Brandiose - the creator of the Trash Pandas' logos, are the Philadelphia Phillies' Triple A affiliate.
Eventually, Garrett found his way back south and with his strong baseball management background and outstanding business background, he has the perfect combination to be the Trash Pandas first general manager.
Garrett and his wife Natalie, make their home in Madison with daughters Riley (9) and Kinsley (7).