Coaching Staff of 2019 Postseason Run returns to High Point Rockers


HIGH POINT, N.C. – The High Point Rockers announced today the completion of their coaching staff for the 2020 season. Joining manager Jamie Keefe for the team’s second season will be Pitching Coach, Frank Viola, Bench Coach and Director of Player Procurement, Billy Horn, Bullpen Coach, Albert Gonzalez, and Assistant Coach, Bubber Birdsong. This is the same group of leadership that took the Rockers to the postseason in 2019, becoming the first expansion team in Atlantic League history to reach the playoffs in their inaugural year.

“Our staff was a huge part of the success we enjoyed in 2019. Every guy had a key role that they excelled in, which only made us better on the field,” said Rockers manager Jamie Keefe. “When you have guys like Frank, Billy, Albert, Bubber, and now Tyler Ladendorf, it makes your life as a manager easy. More importantly, these are great human beings and people you want to be around each and every day.

 After guiding a pitching staff that led the league in Earned Run Average (3.74) Walks/Hits Per Inning (1.25), and ranked third in strikeouts (1,043), Frank Viola returns to lend his expertise for another season. Under his tutelage in…

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