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Shwam named Grays manager

November 14, 2006 - Canadian American League (Can-Am) - Garden State Grays News Release

DURHAM, NC--The Can-Am League announced today that Dan Shwam has been named manager of the league's road team, the Grays. This will mark Shwam's 14th as a field manager. He has more than 500 wins, five playoff appearances, and two league championships (1997 and 2003) on his resume.

I've always enjoyed being on the East Coast and have had many successful years managing teams in the east," said Shwam, 48. I'm looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead."

"It is never easy to take on a team that plays all its games on the road, however, we will put a very competitive team on the field and we will be very professional in how we go about our business."

Shwam's managerial career began in 1993 with the Thunder Bay Whiskey Jacks of the Northern League. He spent two seasons with the Whiskey Jacks before heading over to the Northeast League to take over the head job of the Mohawk Valley Land Sharks. In 1996, Shwam moved on to Newburgh, NY, where he was named the Manager of the Year after posting a 55-25 record.

From 1997-1999, Shwam managed the Elmira Pioneers, winning the Northeast League Championship in 1997. He then went on to run the Northern League's Catskill Cougars in 2000 and the Evansville Otters of the Frontier League in 2001. Shwam then spent three years with the Jackson Senators of the Central League, capturing his second league championship in 2003. Last season, the Salt Lake City resident led the Laredo Broncos of the United League to the playoffs.

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