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Seacoast Mavericks Hire Dave Adam as Manager

January 7, 2013 - Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL)
Seacoast Mavericks News Release

Portsmouth, NH: The Seacoast Mavericks, a member of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League, have announced that David Adam has been selected as the Manager of the 2013 Seacoast Mavericks Collegiate Baseball Team.

Dave Hoyt, Principal and founder of the Seacoast Mavericks organization indicated that "after reviewing all of our options from interested individuals across the country, it was an easy decision to select David as the new manager. David has been an integral part of the Seacoast baseball community for over 12 years, has been extremely successful both on and off the field, and understands the mentality of a college baseball player." Hoyt continued, "There are few people with the resume that David has, who have the ability to understand the steps necessary to make it to the next level. The 54 game season is the closest experience to the professional schedule that many of these players have seen. Having been through the emotions, the ego checks, the long bus rides, and many of the ups and downs of being a professional ball player, David will be able to guide our team and steer them towards professionalism both on and off the diamond."

Drafted in the 17th round by the Seattle Mariners in the 1990 MLB Draft, Adam remained with the Mariners organization until 1996 when he then pitched for the Rimini Pirates of the Italian League, finishing with a 9-2 record. Adam joined the Tampa Bay Devil Rays organization in 1997 where he pitched AA and AAA baseball. He then pitched for the Mexico City Tigres, finishing with a 13-5 record and the Mexican Championship. Adam ended his playing career as a closer with the Bridgeport Bluefish, leading the Atlantic League in saves on his way to winning the Atlantic League Championship in 1999.

After retiring from professional baseball, Adam dedicated his efforts to player development through instruction, coaching, and scouting. While an associate scout for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Adam was pitching coach for Oyster River High School, head coach for the Hesser College baseball program, and in 2003 led the Rye, NH Little League All-Star team to the state championship and a place in the Little League Regionals in Bristol, CT. Adam continued to coach the Rye Little League All-Star team through 2005.

In 2004, Adam founded the Newington Coyotes of the Seacoast Fall Baseball League while serving as the league's president. A fall ball organization for high school players in New Hampshire and Southern Maine, SFBL provides off-season training as well as a comprehensive competitive game schedule. Adam continues to serve as owner and general manager of the league.

Most recently serving as a pitching coach for the UNH Wildcats from 2007-2009 and head coach at Newmarket High School for 7 years beginning in 2004, where he twice led the team to the NH state semi-finals (earning Foster's Daily Democrat's Coach of the Year in both 2006 and 2008), Adam is excited about the new opportunity. "The talent on the 2013 Seacoast Mavericks collegiate team is extraordinary. When the opportunity presented itself, I knew it was the right choice to step up to this level. I know what it's like to be a 19 or 20 year old player that has the world of baseball ahead. I think given my past experience, it will be a great summer at Leary Field in Portsmouth and my team will be far better off in August as players and as men than they were in the spring."

And that experience is exactly what Seacoast Mavericks President Mike Daboul is counting on. "The schedule is a grind. These young men play nonstop baseball and we wanted a manager that would command the players' attention both on and off the field. Our roster will be filled with 30 young men with hopes and aspirations of playing professional baseball. David Adam will guide them towards those dreams."

Adam points to several experiences in his professional career that have helped him create his own philosophies on how to manage players. "Watching Jason Varitek as a teammate on the Port City Roosters in Wilmington, NC, I could see that dedication toward practices and conditioning could launch a player to the next level. As a 25-year-old watching an 18-year-old Alex Rodriguez play on my team, his tremendous professionalism, stature, and how he carried himself as a player made a lasting impression. Learning how to analyze the mechanics of pitching from Brian Price of the Mariners also helped me view pitching in a very different light."

When asked to define success for the 2013 season, Adam hopes to take each game one at a time, help his players learn from mistakes, stay focused during the season, and be prepared for every opportunity.

A graduate of Central Connecticut State University, Adam holds a degree in Marketing. Adam, his wife Tiffany, and children Nicholas and Brooke reside in Berwick, ME.

About the Seacoast Mavericks

The Seacoast Mavericks are a non-profit, collegiate wood bat summer baseball team that competes in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL). Our 30 player roster consists primarily of New England athletes currently playing college baseball at the Division 1, 2, or 3 levels. These players will be under the watchful eye of professional baseball scouts with the hope of being selected in Major League Baseball's amateur draft.

The FCBL is comprised of teams located in Nashua, NH (Silver Knights), Martha's Vineyard, MA (Sharks), Torrington, CT (Titans), North Shore, MA (Navigators), Brockton, MA (Rox), Pittsfield, MA (Suns), Old Orchard Beach, ME (Raging Tides), and Wachusett, MA (Dirt Dawgs). The FCBL is planning and negotiating with other locations for further expansion in the 2013 season.

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