Murray Wilson to return as field manager in 2006
ROBSTOWN, TX - The Coastal Bend Aviators announced today that they have re-signed field manager Murray Wilson for the 2006 season and first season as a member of the American Association of Professional Baseball.
"I have the utmost respect for Murray as an individual and as a field manager as I seen a lot of great things on and off the field last year under Murray's guidance. I feel we were a much better team then are overall record reflected, as we had a good first half of the season and just could not get are pitching, hitting, and defense clicking at the same time, combined with some key injuries in the second half of the season. As an organization, I see a very bright future with are involvement in the new American Association of Professional Baseball." commented Aviators General Manager Shane Tritz
In his first season as field manager of the Coastal Bend Aviators, Wilson lead the Aviators to a first half record of 24-23 while finishing the 2005 season with an overall record of 41-53. Wilson's professional playing career began in 1978 when he was drafted as a shortstop by the Seattle Mariners. He played in their farm system for two years before playing the 1981 and 1982 seasons in the San Francisco and Philadelphia organizations.
Wilson, who makes his off-season home in Tooele, Utah stated "I am thrilled with the opportunity to return to the Coastal Bend Aviators organization for a second season, as we have some of the best fans anyone could ask for and we have a great nucleus of players coming back from the 2005 squad to build around, as I was very pleased with some of the things I seen towards the end of the season from some of the guys."
Murray in conjunction with Chad Tredaway have already begun to assemble the Aviators 2006 roster with spring training camp set to open on April 29th with the season opener slated for May 11th at Fairgrounds Field against South division rival, the El Paso Diablos.
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