Granville, W.Va. - The West Virginia Black Bears today announced that Jackie Riggleman has accepted the position as Assistant General Manager for the Bradenton Marauders, the High A minor league affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Riggleman's last day with the WV Black Bears will be February 22.
The West Virginia Black Bears and Rich Baseball Operations would like to thank Jackie for her four years of service to the team and the organization and wish her the best of luck in the continuation of what is a successful career in the game of baseball.
"Jackie is an amazing individual who deserves the best opportunities. We're going to miss her here in Morgantown, but I know she's ready to take on whatever challenges they throw at her down in Florida," said Black Bears General Manager, Matt Drayer.
Riggleman, a native of Moorefield, W.Va. and a graduate of West Virginia University, began her career with the Black Bears organization in 2015, and was promoted to Assistant General Manager the following year. Celebrated for her hard work and dedication to overseeing many of the organizations' programs and departments, the New York-Penn League named Riggleman Female Executive of the Year in 2017. In 2018, Riggleman was named one of WV Living Magazine's Wonder Women, a title awarded to female businesswomen in the state committed to bettering their businesses and their communities.
"I want to thank the West Virginia Black Bears and Rich Baseball Operations for giving me the opportunity to begin my career, and for everything they've done for me," said Riggleman. "I also want to thank all the Black Bears fans for all the amazing memories from the last four seasons. I'm looking forward to continuing my career in the Pirates affiliation."
The West Virginia Black Bears 2019 season kicks off at home on June 14th against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. Season tickets may be purchased at www.westvirginiablackbears.com or by calling the ticket office at (304) 293-7653. Individual game tickets go on sale May 1st.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.