Quince Landry has been appointed the head groundskeeper for the Biloxi Shuckers, the club announced Friday. Landry takes over for Will Lairamore after working as the assistant groundskeeper for the Shuckers during the 2017 season.
"It's remarkable, I'm very honored to be given this opportunity," said Landry. "It's a great source of pride to come in and work for something that is bigger than yourself."
"Quince checked all of our boxes when our groundskeeper position became available," said Shuckers General Manager Hunter Reed. "The fact that he is familiar with the front office, the coaching staff and brings a wealth of experience made him the right fit to be our head groundskeeper."
Landry graduated from LSU with a B.S. in Plant and Soil Systems with a concentration in Turf Management. A native of Lake Charles, LA, he spent his entire time at LSU in the turf management program, aiding in the maintenance of the Skip Bertman Field at Alex Box Stadium, Tigers Stadium, the LSU football practice fields, softball fields and soccer fields.
Along with his involvement at LSU, Quince worked as a member of the grounds crew at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, home of the Green Bay Packers. He also spent a summer as a part of the grounds crew for the Texas Rangers, learning from Dennis Klein, who has been the head groundskeeper at Globe Life Park since May 2006.
Individual tickets are on sale now for the 2018 Shuckers season. Tickets can be purchased at the MGM Park Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm, online at biloxishuckers.com or over the phone at 1-800-745-3000. The Shuckers have a full lineup of daily promotional offerings along with giveaways, guest appearances and theme nights. A complete list of the team's promotional schedule can be found at biloxishuckers.com.
Opening Day for the Biloxi Shuckers 2018 season is Thursday, April 5, at Montgomery. The Shuckers will open the team's fourth season at MGM Park on Wednesday, April 11, at 6:35 pm against the Mississippi Braves. Season tickets, flex plans and group outings are now available and can be reserved by calling 228-233-3465 or visiting www.biloxishuckers.com.
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