November 28, 2012 - American Association (AA) - Gary SouthShore Railcats
GARY, Ind. - RailCats hitting coach Mick Curran has been named the manager of the Medicine Hat Mavericks of the Western Major Baseball League (WMBL). The WMBL is a Canadian collegiate summer league that plays in June and July.
Curran has spent the past four years as a coach for the RailCats, serving as hitting coach for the last three seasons.
"Becoming a manager is the next step in the road for me," Curran said. "I have been around baseball, trying to learn as much as I can, and now having the opportunity to become a manager is a new responsibility."
Curran, 30, will remain on the RailCats staff in a Hitting Advisory position, assisting with Spring Training and perhaps late in the season, should his schedule permit.
"I am extremely pleased for and proud of Mick," RailCats manager Greg Tagert said. "He's very deserving of this opportunity. He started his coaching career with the RailCats and has blossomed into one of the finest hitting coaches in the industry. With his tremendous work ethic and knowledge, Mick will bring an element to Medicine Hat that will immediately make a positive impact. The Mavericks are fortunate to have him."
Curran worked on Tagert's staff for four seasons and said he will bring much of what he learned from Tagert to his new position.
"Tagert is one of the best in the business," Curran said. "He sets the bar high and does things the right way. What I learned from him will have a big influence on how I run the team."
Tagert will begin the search for a new hitting coach immediately.