CHARLESTON, SC – Charleston RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols has announced that Philip Guiry, most recently the assistant general manager for the Bakersfield Blaze in Bakersfield, Calif., has been named the club’s new director of operations.
A native of Jacksonville, Fla., and a 2007 graduate of the University of Florida, Guiry will ensure that Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park is in tiptop shape for fans when the season begins on April 9 when the Lexington Legends visit The Joe.
He replaces Harris Seletsky who leaves the RiverDogs after accepting an operations position with the New York Yankees.
“We are pleased to have Philip join the staff,” said Echols. “He possesses many different talents, and he’ll work hard to keep Riley Park looking as good as it did when it opened in 1997.”
“I’m thrilled to join the front office staff for one of Minor League Baseball’s most respected teams,” said Guiry. “The RiverDogs and The Goldklang Group as a whole have a long history of making baseball games more than just the action on the field.
“I also look forward to working hard to ensure that The Joe continues to be a clean and safe environment for the fans. Riley Park is such a beautiful ballpark that it will be a joy to come to work every day,” he added.
Guiry represented the Blaze during the $250,000 renovation of Sam Lynn Ballpark, including the oversight of paving the parking lot, painting the ballpark, orchestrating new seating areas and fresh outfield wall.
Prior to joining the Blaze in 2010, Guiry served as a marketing representative for the Idaho Falls Chukars of the Pioneer League in 2009-10. He was part of the Chukars’ administration that was recognized with the 2010 Bob Frietas Award.
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